Ted Leo and the Pharmacists played at Avalon last night. Having never seen Mr Leo perform, I wasn’t sure what to expect. He certainly delivers a tight, energetic show. They opened with “Sons of Cain” off their new album, Living With The Living and hardly took a breath for half the set. The full crowd liked the mix of songs from the new album and older ones, that included a few from my favorite Ted Leo album, The Tyranny of Distance. Although for my money the best song of the night might have been “The High Party”.