Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jared Leto rocks out

Is it common knowledge that Jared Leto, aka Jordan Catalano from My So Called Life, is in a rock band called Thirty Seconds to Mars? Well it's news to me. Suprisingly, they're getting good reviews:
MTV.Com wrote, "Jared Leto is not the first actor to launch a career in rock and roll, but somehow he's managed to be the only one audiences don't laugh off the stage…only Leto's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, has earned itself some bona fide rock cred over the course of its brief career." The Washington Post agrees, "Hard-driving guitar riffs and powerful vocals carry this head banging outfit all the way to the rock-race finish line."
Leto is a singer/guitarist in the band. The Dallas Morning News proclaims,
"His voice, a strident and boyish alto, never wavered despite the histrionics, and his showmanship won over even skeptical post-teens....30 Seconds To Mars is a refreshing exception,"
First we had Kevin Bacon's Bacon Brothers, then Keanu Reaves' Dogstar, then Russell Crowe's 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and now this! I think my head just exploded. They're playing New York on March 24th at the Avalon. I'll be home that day watching My So Called Life on DVD while gourging on pickles and ice cream Walter Hudson style but you should go check out Jared Leto and his strident boyish alto.

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