Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

8 p.m. Monday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

$15. 314-726-6161.

After finding some success with the dance-punk band Ima Robot, Alex Ebert turned down the Pulp-y glam and formed the indie-orchestral troupe Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Ebert created his Sharpe persona as a traveling holiness preacher who keeps getting waylaid by earthly delights, and you can pick out the heavenly and Dionysian strains on last year's Up From Below. On "Home," Ebert squares off with Jade Castrinos, and the track comes off like a Johnny and June duet sung by desert nomads, swathed in twangy guitars, joyous horns and group vocals. The ambitious can scope out the first two chapters of the band's bizarrely entrancing feature-length musical; the merely curious can simply groove to the Flaming Lips-meets-Polyphonic Spree jams.

Scroll to read more Music News & Interviews articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.