Saturday, November 28, 2009

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros w/ Fool's Gold and Local Natives @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago 11/27/09 (Videos & Review)

It was a night for bearded glee club indie rock at Lincoln Hall last night as there seemed to be at least eight bearded or mustachioed people on stage at all times. The bands did not disappoint what was a sold out LH crowd though as there were plenty of dance along tunes and band members seemingly in the crowd quite often. Fun night. Watch the videos and read some more about it below.

Sadly, we missed Local Natives as we had some ticketing issues that had us waiting for a friend who found himself dependent on the arrival of a very drunk underage stranger. Eventually we all got inside and had a chance to catch the tail end of Fool's Gold's set. Watch some video from their set. Keep an eye out for Riley in there cheering on the band's procession through the crowd.

At about 12:15 AM Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took the stage and opened with 'Janglin' (I think). From there the band took us through a little over an hour of much of their debut album. There were a couple moments when frontman Alex Ebert seemed seriously frustrated with different sound elements but every time things seemed to be getting just a little too tense, his female counterpart Jade Castrinos would bring things back with her giant smile and vocals to match. "Home" was awesome. As was "40 Day Dream"...F, the whole show was a good time.

Go see these guys if and when you get a chance and if you haven't been to a show at Lincoln Hall (this was my first), do so. It's a solid little venue; a welcome addition to the CHI music scene.

Enjoy a little video montage thingy from the night.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Video Montage from Jim Longstreet on Vimeo.

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