Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros come to Asheville

We saw it first on Songkick: Indie-folk-rock-radio-darlings Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (go ahead and click that link… it’s very rainbow-y) will play Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The info is not yet listed on the Civic Center website, though Songkick lists the tickets at $28 and on sale this Friday, June 22.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (for the uninitiated) is not actually led by a guy named Sharpe, but by singer-songwriter Alex Ebert of power-pop group Ima Robot. Ebert grew up with a music-loving father and his influences range from Patsy Cline and Pavaroti to hip-hop (according to Mother Jones he was originally planning to be a rapper). That kind of makes sense considering the everything-but-the-kitchen sink feel of the Magnetic Zeros, whose particular brand of raucous folk is parts Avett Brothers and part Gogol Bordello. Probably way more parts the former.

Watch the video for the band’s new single, “Man on Fire”:

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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One thought on “Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros come to Asheville

  1. Anon

    False: Tickets are already on sale. Go through their website for presale.

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