Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Sing Sweet Songs in Minneapolis

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Cabooze Plaza – Minneapolis, MN
5/25/12

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I have always felt I am a hippie at heart, minus the whole sent of Patchouli. But I have found myself in the need of a hippie fix, what better way than with some Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros! I arrived just in time to snag a beer and some cheese curds before their set in Minneapolis. The band hit the stage fashionably late. The crowd was going nuts since they were able to see the band backstage getting pumped before coming out. Once Alex came out he scoped out the stage. You could tell right away he likes to interact with the fans. As he stood on stage he reached his arm out disappointed he was not within arms reach of the crowd. That did not stop him! Many concert goers reached right back enticing him to get closer. He made his way by hurtling over giant amps to get to his fans. Then tight roped along the barricade. It was pretty awesome! I would like to apologize in advance. The band is giant and there was no way I was able to photograph each member. Many were hidden in corners of the stage and blocked by countless instruments on stage. I think my favorite part of the show wasn’t so much on stage but out in the crowds. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back is what can only be described as a hippie mosh pit. Numerous fans gathered around dancing in a circle together. It was wonderful to see. Those are my kind of peeps!

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Edward Sharpe Set List

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Set List

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Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros at Dave Matthews Caravan

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Dave Matthews Caravan
Lakeside – Chicago, IL
7/8/2011

All photos by Dan DeSlover at Concert Capture

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Alex Ebert is a funny man! For those who don’t know who I am talking about Alex Ebert is Edward Sharpe. It’s not an alter-ego it really is just a name. Alex really wanted a name that would suit the entire band and not just represent him. So how many times do you think he’s been called Edward?

At the beginning of his set he managed to say fuck about 5 times. He then proceeded to say, “I hope all of you brought your kids along.” His entire set was laced with profanity which is just hilarious because he has the most peppy upbeat music. I feel like I should have a lollipop and skip through the fields during his set. Mind you there was lots of space to skip in the giant festival that overtook the old steel mill on the southside of Chicago. It really was a musical love-in that involved lots of drinking and pot smoking.

The band has a new album out called Up From Below. Catch Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros if you can!

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Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros is currently on Tour:

July 23, 2011 Heatherton, Nova Scotia, Canada Antigonish County
July 28, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Pioneer Park
August 04, 2011 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Gallagher Park
August 06, 2011 Southampton, NY Shinnecock Reservation
August 10, 2011 Oslo, Norway Medieval Park
August 12, 2011 Gothenburg, Sweden Slottsskogen City Park
August 13, 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
August 14, 2011 Hamburg, Germany Dockville Festival
August 16, 2011 Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
August 18, 2011 Kiewit, Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 19, 2011 Biddinghuizen, Holland, The Netherlands Evenemententerrein Walibi World
August 20, 2011 Groningen, The Netherlands Noorderplantsoen
August 23, 2011 Winterthur, Switzerland Musikfestwochen
August 25, 2011 Utrecht, The Netherlands Tivoli
August 26, 2011 Paris, France Domaine National De Saint-Cloud
August 27, 2011 Reading, United Kingdom Richfield Avenue
August 28, 2011 Leeds, United Kingdom Bramham Park
August 30, 2011 London, United Kingdom 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
September 02, 2011 County Laois, Ireland Stradbelly Estate
September 04, 2011 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater
September 17, 2011 Austin, TX Zilker Park

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