Concert Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan, August 1

Whether you were into the music or not, you couldn’t help but smile. Only minutes after the dozen or so musicians known as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros took the stage, the audience interaction began. Lead singer Alex Ebert climbed down to sing with the audience as is his M.O. There was an audience-participation storytelling session during their most recognizable song “Home.” And the musicians rotated, giving different band members a shot at carrying the lead. However, a bit more of Jade Castrinos’ singing and a little less tambourine would have been welcome. With a good balance of selections from the band’s albums (including their new self-titled album), one could imagine this is what it must’ve been like to attend a hippie love fest in the ’60s—but in the best possible way. ★★★☆☆

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