As someone who has promoted campus concerts, I know how hard it is to spread the word beyond campus. I only found out that Ted Leo/Pharmacists are playing a charity benefit show at UMass Lowell because I'm taking a continuing education class there and flyers were posted in the music building. I saw the band open for Dismemberment plan about 8 years ago, and they made a bigger impression than the headliners, partially because "The Ballad of the Sin Eater" has rightfully become a college radio standard.
Leo/Pharmacists headline Rock for Tots 2009 at Cumnock Hall,
UMass Lowell on Friday, December 4 at
7:30 p.m. More information at www.wuml.org.
Public tickets at www.umltickets.com.