The Brutalist Bricks is the best album Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have released in years—it's huge power pop laced with soul, punk, and ska. Delivered with Leo's humor and contagious energy, these new, guitar-driven songs will no doubt sound fan-fucking-tastic live. My fingers are crossed that he steps away from his own catalog, if only for a moment, as he also does righteous versions of tunes by Chumbawamba (no, not that song), Springsteen, and Thin Lizzy. With the Hive Dwellers and the Sea Navy. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $14, all ages.)

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