Posted in comedy | music | pictures on January 2, 2012

by Amanda Hatfield

"ATTN HOBOKEN! I WILL NOT BE DROPPED TONIGHT!" - kurt braunohler

"Pink shirt on. Ready to party like it 3012" - kurt braunohler

"Happy New Year to everybody! I didn't get to reply last night because I was watching @TedLeo and @kurtbraunohler be awesome." - Tom scharpling

"Omg @scharpling 's here @maxwellsnj for @tedleo NYE& I didn't even say hi - @kurtbraunohler was hilarious - Sharon Van Etten & band=amazing!"
- Bella Allen Farrelly

"Last 2 nights w/@kurtbraunohler, @obitsband, @sharonvanetten, & the AMAZING AUDIENCES: I count myself lucky to be among such excellence." -Ted Leo

Ted, Kurt & Phamacist @ Maxwell's
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists rang in the new year at Maxwell's with not-surprise guest Sharon Van Etten and comedian opener Kurt Braunohler who also opened for Ted and Obits at The Bell House one night earlier. Pictures from the NJ show, where Kurt Braunohler tried to crowd surf again, and possibly got dropped again, are in this post.

Ted played a predictably excellent set and covered 'I Wanna Destroy You' with Sharon Van Etten whose opening set included a new backing band lineup. Doug Keith is still there, but there was a new guy on drums and a new backup singer/keyboard player/additional guitarist lady. When they played "Don't Do It", they did this new thing with looped sorta spooky vocals in the beginning and it was so beautiful. The new songs sound amazing. I can't wait for the album.

Sharon will hit the road for a string of dates in February that include Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom, and before that she'll make an appearance at the Greene Space. Tickets are still available for that WNYC Soundcheck session, as well as both Bowery and MHoW.

More pictures and some video from Maxwell's on New Year's Eve, below.

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Screened poster from the show
(more still available.. inquire at jaymorrisdesign AT gmail DOT com)

Ted Leo flyer

Kurt Braunohler

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Sharon Van Etten

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Give Up - Sharon Van Etten - Maxwells - 12/31/11

One Day - Sharon Van Etten - Maxwells - 12/31/11

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: "Timorous Me" @ Maxwell's

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Comments (20)

LED TEO?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 4:32 PM

I Wanna Destroy You (Soft Boys Cover) - Sharon Van Etten & Ted Leo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkH0Jep1_Rc

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 4:54 PM

^ ^ shucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 5:00 PM

Ted Leo's hairline is so far back he has a five-head.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 5:16 PM

YANN TIRSO

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 5:52 PM

ted Leo is officially the mayor of BV.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 6:31 PM

Let's face it. New Years sucks (up there with St. Patty's Day & Halloween). But at least you are guaranteed to see a good show with Ted. Thank god for Maxwell's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 6:51 PM

hoping for a guided by voices announcement for maxwell's. i'm sitting indian style on my chair so i must be a hippie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 8:40 PM

i'm so glad someone recorded the soft boys cover. what a great new years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012 9:04 PM

I think I'm finally done with this site. You win Ted Leo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 2:55 AM

these bands are so 2011

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 7:41 AM

Kurt Braunholer = Fratty Gallagher with an iPhone... Oh, and the most ear piercingly nasal voice I've ever heard.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 10:29 AM

ted leo has a big time receding hairline

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2012 4:19 PM

Is there a bigger do-gooder phony in the whole music scene more grating than Ted Leo? that dude is the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:27 PM

Totally - you, for example, are a total party and are probably way better than Ted Leo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2012 11:53 PM

Ted Leo hustles the mensch angle. I'm with 11:27. I'm beyond tired of the dude.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2012 12:35 AM

i'm sitting indian style on my chair so i must be a hippie. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Avioes a Venda | January 6, 2012 6:37 PM

Man, this is one long con Ted is running with this whole "do-gooder" shtick of his. I mean, to be such a genuinely nice and hard-working person for all these years, just to trick everybody someday maybe probably definitely - that takes real dedication. Kudos to you guys for spotting what has been a very, very subtle performance for many years now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 7:27 PM

Ted is a nice guy. I like him too.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2012 10:20 PM

this is straight up wicked

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:22 PM

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