When: Wed., Jan. 14, 7 p.m. 2015
This collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo does exactly what you'd hope it would: Mann's relative calm helps tame Leo's hyperactivity, while Leo's wound-up postpunk energy enlivens Mann's well-crafted but often rather emotionally flat pop songs. The two of them developed a mutual appreciation society while touring together a couple years ago, and they wrote the tunes on the Both's self-titled debut in long-distance sessions; they recorded in 2013, and Mann's SuperEgo label released the album this April. —Peter Margasak, 2014
Part of Tomorrow Never Knows.