Ted Leo:
Paying Dues, Paying Rent

By John Fanning '03

Ted Leo ’94 is performing at one of his smaller venues, a coffee shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Despite his role as headliner for the event, Leo hangs out behind the merchandise booth when not on stage, talking and mingling with the audience. “I really liked the songs from the new album,” says an excited fan, while an embarrassed Leo frantically searches for the correct T-shirt size. “They sounded really good.”…

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