I’m still sportin’ a warm glow from Saturday night’s Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at Neumos (and with the twenty-two degree freeze out we are currently experiencing – it’s a welcomed sensation!). Led by Alex Ebert and backed by a ten piece band, the set included everything that has come to define Edward Sharpe’s live shows: warm loving lyrics, intense singalongs, lengthy breakdowns, over the top theatrics and a sense that you should probably quit your job, grab your favorite friends, buy a bus and travel the world (oh wait, that’s what they did!).
The schtick feels a bit cliche – OK it’s like a been pummeled over the head with some sort of hemp cudgel – but somehow the band managed to effortlessly warm even the coldest hearts at Neumos. So Grynch, watch your back! And be sure to check out Edward Sharpe the next time they play Seattle!
Here are a few photos I snapped from the night: