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Ted Leo & Pujol @ Meat Town USA 7.23.10

Ted Leo

Ted Leo Meat Town USA New Brunswick

Pujol

Pujol live

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Indie rock juggernaut Ted Leo made a special appearance at New Brunswick's Meat Town USA last night. The overly packed basement show was originally set just to feature Nashville's Pujol and Canada's The Danks, but Meat Town announced with two days notice that the punk-rock veteran and NJ native would be stopping by for a solo performance. This wasn't Pujol's first time playing Meat Town and you could notice by the crowds reception. Even with the crowd constantly knocking into the band and having their pedals kicked around the lofi punk/shoegaze group somehow managed to plow through their set almost flawlessly.

Due to demands by the crowd, the quartet closed their set with their song "Too Safe", which you can download below. Ted Leo played an excitingly long set of songs that were picked as he went along. He obliged to many requests, threw in older songs and even played a cover of Aimee Mann's "Freeway". Best of all, even though he was playing solo that didn't stop the NB crowd from starting mosh pits during certain parts of the performance. Ted Leo will be off for the rest of the summer, but will head out on a national tour come this September. He currently has no other local dates listed. 

"It was as great as Frosted Flakes" - Lizzie Plaugic

"I've lost at least 5 pounds in sweat" - Amanda Elle

Reader Comments (7)

why is there a pbr in the ceiling?

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS.

I definitely lost a lot more than 5 pounds in sweat.

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr Biggles

Aimee Mann covers are badass

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark H

Pujol killed it and ted leo was awesome and is probably the most awesome dude ever. almost passed out from the heat.

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbro

You people are idiots. Obviously the photos show a basement where ILLEGAL shows are playing and I don't think "thenjunderground.com" is that hidden a site where police wouldn't check it. And saying the real name Meat Town? It's not that difficult to figure that one out geniuses. Good job bringing attention to a house that is only going to get more noise tickets. Get a clue, idiots, if you want to keep doing "underground" things, don't post about how awesome[!] it was on the internet.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternotanidiot

what the fuck is a pujol?

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkjdf

notanidiot,

Meat Town publicly lists their shows. Their myspace page is actually the first thing that comes up when you search Meat Town USA...

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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