Combine refined folk-pop artist Aimee Mann and jagged-edge power-pop practitioner Ted Leo and the Both emerges. United by their rapier lyrical wit and earworm-worthy melodicism, the veteran rockers' collaborative debut stakes out an impressive middle ground. Plenty of Leo's righteous six-string riffing and Mann's more elegant muse fit together — the highlight being their fire (Leo) and ice (Mann) harmonies. With Nick Diamonds of Islands. 18+.
Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., 2014