4.7.10

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros- Las Vegas July 3rd- Hard Rock-



I am still on a high from seeing Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s last night at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.  We were introduced to this band a few months ago by our friends T and F when we stayed with them in San Diego- I fell in love with the song ‘Home’ and listened to it on repeat for days.
This merry band encompasses the musical talents of ten musicians and is described as a blend of Alternative country, Indie folk, Neo-psychedelia. I am totally in love with the trumpet player Stewart Cole, such a talented musician with an adorable smile. I spent most of the show standing right behind Tay Strathairn the piano player. He wore rainbow colored tie dyed pants and a polka dot shirt. He ate gummy bears and drank water. I fell in love with him hard and fast. I seriously cannot picture this guy ever being angry or losing his cool- total vibe of perfection with a killer smile. The two main vocals who started the band in Los Angelos in 2009 are Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos. Alex is a charismatic talkative guy. He has a wonderful vibe about him and made himself extremely accessible to the audience.  I did not get too near him although I could have touched him- I’ve smelt dirty hippies before and didn’t need to go that road again. Jade, where was Jade? Not on the stage most of the time. I guess everyone is entitled to their bad days and last night might have been one of hers. For the first four songs Tay lead the bands performance, he encouraged Jade to sing one ‘prayer’ hymn but when she got a shock from the mic she left. Alex prompted the audience to call her back but instead the band took a set break after just four songs. One new song which they played was titled ‘Open Book’ and I call 'great' on it.
When they returned they dove right into songs off their album Up From Below. Just before ‘Desert Song’ Alex gave a monologue that described his affinity to the desert and how being in the desert in Vegas, he is amazed at how quickly everything is absorbed by the sand… like water, alcohol and blow.
This is Tay's worn in piano
The other members of the band:
Nico Aglietti does an amazing job on the guitar and synthesizer- He also spoke a bit during the show and seemed to really enjoy being there.  When Airin Older played the banjo I got a fresh burst of happy, he predominatly played the bass which is often the least appreciated and most important aspect of the overall sound. Josh Collazo is an amazing drumer. This guy played the drums while killing it on percussion. He gave a full body work out and I can only imagin that he would be sore ALL OVER after any performance. I totally love Nora Kirkpatrick and covet the dress she wore at the show last night. She is beautiful gracious and makes playing the accordion look sexy. Christian Letts is a talented guitar player and Orpheo McCord does a great job on percussion. The whole band pretty much does vocals and percussion at some time during their performance.
They were great. It was an amazing show. I really hope to see them play live again and I pray with all my heart they keep their vibe and continue to appreciate their fans as much as they showed us they did last night.
Here is footage from a live show taken a year ago- I think their dynamic is amazing.


Their Home

20 comments:

Tere said...

Hello! This is the first time that I visit your blog and I see is very nice!!
I love your style, very elegant and modern!
Good photos!!
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sherri said...

this band is really interesting sounding. and that girl singing is too cute. I love her dress hat and personality. good for you for having a lovely and fun night out!

sherri said...

have you ever listened to black moth super rainbow?

Lady Grey said...

I'm seriously very jealous ; )
They look amazing live!
oxo

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Tere- welcome!
Sherri- I'll look up the song- never heard it-
Lady- they are coming to Canada too!

Gabbi said...

Fun! I love HOME! I only discovered them yesterday through a friend myself... I think any song with a whistle is a keeper.

Dani G said...

I'll see them next month. Yes, "Home" has spent some time on repeat around these parts, too. Glad you guys had a nice night out.

Clair said...

So glad you posted the video clip of the band performing-I had never heard of them-they are talented!
Unfortunate about Jade and her "bad" day. Unprofessional is what I'd call her "hissy fit". Her fans deserved better. Most important though, is that you had a great evening out.

christine said...

I too love "home". I haven't listened to much of the rest of the album, but I guess I probably should. The link you posted of them playing a year ago is awesome, they seem like they have a very cool vibe.

ilovemyhouse said...

So this is why i like blogging. People all over the world keep sharing things that i never heard of. Great band. loveit. XX

and flowers pick themselves said...

uber awesome, ren! i love the RAC mix of home. so good :)

xo Alison

Michael Ebert said...

Alex is not a hippie and he definitely in not dirty.
Michael Ebert
Daddy-O

drollgirl said...

sounds like you had a blast! super music makes the world a better place. :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Gabbi- I totally agree- "any song with a whistle is a keeper."
Dani G- So good right!
Clair- I have to say that when Jade was on stage she was absolutely giving it her all and I loved her performance!
christine- awesome vibe- Home and Desert Song are my two favs but the whole album is good!
ilovemyhouse- me too- I love the things I learn!
Alison- so glad you like them too!
Micheal Ebert- I used the word hippy to express the all encompassing love he had for everyone in the room- Thank you for pointing out my misuse of the word- um his white jeans were pretty dirty but his hair looked clean- Thanks for reading and commenting!
drollgirl- I so agree with you "super music makes the world a better place"

HipHome said...

SOOOO jealous!!!!

Getrealmommy said...

I just can't get past the part about Vegas. I want to be there. With a cocktail. Without my kids. At the pool. With a cocktail. Without my kids...

Dani said...

Awesome!

Doesn't a live show just feed the soul? The Mr. is a drummer...since we had The Offspring I don't get to see him play nearly as often as I'd like. But when I do...nothing like it.

We will be seeing Slobberbone in August. We met at one of their shows ten years ago.

Krystal said...

'Home' is on my running playlist :) Did I tell you this?

My Little Space said...

Oh I've been to a live rock concert before. It was so much fun and so much better than watching it on TV! Just sing along, yell along & dance along....
Kristy

britni @ Antika Moda said...

SO fun! I'm pretty sure he was wearing the exact same outfit last night, and it most likely hadn't been washed since the show you went to!! haha. I just love them so much, I want to live on a big commune with all of them haha.

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