Posted in music | tour dates on January 4, 2012

Esme

As previously mentioned, Ted Leo is one of the MANY artists (Allo Darlin included), who have been paying tribute to Esme Barrera this week. And now Austin 360 reports:

Ted Leo will fly in to join the Crack Pipes, the Golden Boys and Grape St. for a benefit show Jan. 28 at Beerland for the fund to defray the costs of services for Esme Barrera, who was killed Jan. 1 while walking home from a show.

No word yet on advance tickets.

Barrera was well-known among her friends as a huge Leo fan. Leo is well-known as a class act. As one friend said on Facebook: "you all should know that Ted Leo actually REQUESTED to play a show for Esme Barrera on the day he found out about the tragedy. Super stand up dude - and I know she would be SO excited." Indeed.

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Ted Leo @ Maxwell's on New Year's Eve (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ted Leo

Ted Leo recently played a New Year's Eve show in NJ, and one in Brooklyn the night before. A benefit show for Esme is also happening in Brooklyn (though not with Ted on the bill).

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Comments (15)

I dont know whos hated more on this blog- Ted Leo, Guided by Voices or Phish?

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:15 PM

how long until we get the "Ted Leo took a shit" post?

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:16 PM

Shut up, idiots. Regardless of your feelings re: Ted, he's doing a good thing here. Show some modicum of decency.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:18 PM

Not for nothing but a friend of a friend of mine died after getting hit by a car in Upper Darby,Pa. He was a huge Ted Leo fan and was loved by all his friend's and family. No one had a benefit for him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:21 PM

The hate simply lands on anyone that BV chooses for overexposure. Examples are Ted Leo, Fucked Up, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:24 PM

Can't believe I'm even responding to that comment, but... this was someone Ted was actually friends with. Very sorry for your friend, but it's probably a personal thing for him. Also, everything that's being done for Esme is being driven by her friends and family. Obviously, the same could be done for anyone if people were to take action.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:26 PM

Can't believe I'm even responding to 4:26's comment but i don't believe Ted was actually friend's with her at all like you said .Did you read his tweet? Let me quote it for you

"I was privileged to briefly know an inspirational person from Austin, Tx"


Just saying that does not seem like someone they were "friend's" with.More like i met her once or twice and she was really cool and this tragedy magnifies all of this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 4:31 PM

i have a friend who has a friend who sez they talked to ted leo once

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 5:08 PM

well done 4:26 ... it's january 4 and i can't imagine that a more pathetic comment will be made on bv all year #asshole

awesome move mr leo ...

Posted by giselle | January 4, 2012 5:35 PM

ugh, sorry 4:26 ... my comment was directed at 4:21

Posted by giselle | January 4, 2012 5:37 PM

Fuck You Giselle.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 6:15 PM

Is that person actually saying that this woman would be excited that someone was playing a benefit for her funeral after she was murdered?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 10:39 AM

can't wait

Posted by sjv | January 10, 2012 10:57 PM

hahahhaahah

Posted by hina khan | May 1, 2012 8:06 AM

teo leo is amazing

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:06 PM

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