Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


On Monday, the Black Cat was graced with the presence of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, an energetic ten-or-so-piece indie troupe with healthy doses of California and the Summer of Love. There are bands that clearly live for performance, who must get a real kick out of touring, and this is one of those bands.


The frontman is Alex Ebert, who some may know from his time with Ima Robot. With his bare-chested charismatic stage antics, he reminds me of YBP’s Devendra Banhart, but in place of Devendra’s jungle psychedelia are the hoots and spasms of a holy man.

Their infectiously catchy “Home” has been running through my head since the first time I heard it. See them playing it on David Letterman too, but if you really want to see what they’re like live, check out this version of “40 Day Dream”.

Has anyone else had a chance to see these characters? Not a show for sitting down.

3 comments for “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros”

  1. Funny you should say that, because I saw them on Saturday and Alex made us sit down for a song, it was pretty incredible. Got to shake his hand and thank him afterwards, Jade too, quite the show.

  2. My bro is a big fan of edward…

    Song Placements

  3. Just saw Ed Sharpe last Friday. They were awesome.

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