A lot of people know how I feel about family bands – I’ve always wanted to be in one. So I’m a little sad I didn’t get to see Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros last week. It could have been a very inspirational and enlightening experience for me. Anyway, a bunch of people I know did make it to the two-night NYC run at Bowery Ballroom and the Music Hall of Williamsburg, including our friend Jaime Widder.
First of all, Jaime works for Bloomberg (finance) but Bloomberg (news) caught wind of how many concerts this kid goes to every week and asked him to start writing for them. You can check out his latest piece here. Also, Jaime puts together a weekly e-mail recapping all the shows he saw the week prior and highlights all the shows to see over the next week, including a calendar of the best shows in the coming months. If you’d like to be added to the e-mail, drop Jaime a line at Jaime.Widder@gmail.com.
Well after ranting and raving about this show, here’s what Mr. Widder had to say about Edward Sharpe:
“Now, I know some of you might find this band’s hippy loving style a little too much, but not me. Standing about 5 – 6 people back dead center – something I rarely do – the 11 piece band from LA had the Bowery singing along and dancing for every single moment of this energetic performance. If you ever want to see a band that can have every single person in attendance with a smile from cheek to cheek look no further than these guys. Their debut album is excellent but it the live show where this band truly shines. If you do not have songs like “Home”, “Janglin” or “Carries On” on your iPod yet, get ‘em.”