Happy Music Monday everyone! I went to an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros concert last night, so this Music Monday I am going to discuss Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros! The band is led by Alex Ebert and is categorized as an indie rock or folk type band, but I basically I describe them as a bunch of hippies. Either way, they are great! Alex Ebert formed the band back in 2007 after meeting fellow singer Jade Castrinos, and they have released two albums since being together. The band consists of ten members, but they sometimes have a few extra instrumentalists onstage with them.
The concert last night was at the Egyptian Room downtown. It was a lovely venue: nice and open with a large stage. The concert was spectacular! The Magnetic Zeros were so incredibly fun to watch. I had a smile on my face the whole time! Alex Ebert and his crew all came out on stage waving and smiling, wearing hats and or sporting facial hair, exuding an “I’m happy to be alive” type vibe. Alex had an oh-so-chic bun on top of his head and was wearing some sort of long john shirt; clearly he was ready to rock. They played several new songs that haven’t been released on either of their albums, Up From Below or Here, but they will be releasing them sometime in the near future. I was most excited because they played my three favorite songs by them: Janglin’, That’s What’s Up, and my absolute favorite, Home. Unfortunately, my camera died before the end of the show, which was when they played Home, but I did get a few pictures and videos before then!
Another highlight of the show was at the end of the set list, Alex asked the audience if he could just come and sit on the floor with all of us as he sang their last song. It was so cool! The entire room sat on the floor and we were just chillin’ as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros serenaded us. If you have never seen them, but are a fan, I would definitely recommend it! Here is a video of Janglin, but it is in two parts because my camera died before recording the whole thing (sorry!). I also linked videos to all three of the songs I mentioned, so be sure to check those out! Have a great week and thanks for reading