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.

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Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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