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July 19, 2013 9:14 AM

Ted Leo chiseled away at punk sound

It’s Washington, D.C., in the mid 1990s. The underground punk scene is thriving and mutating. A young New Jersey transplant named Ted Leo has arrived and is ready to do an about-face. Having previously multitasked in a variety of hardcore bands with names like Citizens Arrest and Hell No, Leo — a football jock turned socially conscious English major — is still light years away from The Pharmacists and “Me and Mia.”

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