Sunday, December 6, 2009

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Found out they were playing last night at Neumo's so we decided to stick around and see if we could get into the show. With the help of my cardboard sign and Colleen's sweet Southern charm the lady in the box office granted us a few extra tickets after selling out of the extra tickets to the already sold out show. So we made it in and the show was great!
First, the opener Local Natives was fantastic. (Kind of like Yeasayer.) The next band Fools Gold was really high energy with a afro-latin flavor that got the crowd movin. Then all 11 of ES & the MZs filled the stage. Definitely worth the trouble to see them. With such a big arrangement it of course is visually a great show, but they got into the crowd as well. It's been a while since I've seen an entire Seattle crowd doing the bounce dance in unison. Much fun. They got this Neo Hippie AM Gold thing going on that is super fun. Kinda of a fusion of Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Karen Dalton, and the Polyphonic Spree. Or maybe what Arcade Fire would sound like if they were to record an album from a 1970s California hippie commune. I don't know, its just good.

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