Show Preview: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros w/ Fool’s Gold   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, May 16   Doors 7pm   Tickets 

Two years after the release of their debut album Up From Below, this eclectic group of musicians are coming back with their new album Here. They have played a huge number of shows since that release including big shows at Coachella and Lollapalooza. I have only heard their best reviews about their shows. They have around 10 members on stage, playing on all the instruments you can think of while pouring all their energy into the songs. I read that they do not have set lists, rather, they ask the crowd for suggestions and decide onstage which songs to play. This is a tactic that not too many bands use, but I’ve seen The White Stripes use this approach and it turned out very well for them.

Fool’s Gold are the openers and they are an extremely fun band with African rhythms and catchy poppy melodies. They are definitely going to be a great warmup for the Magnetic Zeros. Expect a lot of dancing and craziness at this show. If you’re into that, it’s going to be very fun for you.