Edward Sharpe to play Pink Garter

By Jim Stanford on March 18, 2013

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Music fans have been clamoring for this show.

For Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros come May, “Home” will be the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson.

The popular group will play the Pink Garter on May 29. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday.

The 10-member ensemble is best known for the song “Home,” from its 2009 debut album, which became a pop hit and was used for NFL commercials. The group released its sophomore record, Here, to much acclaim last year and is about to release its third album.

The Magnetic Zeros are led by singer-songwriter Alex Ebert. (Edward Sharpe is a messianic character he invented.) Ebert’s solo album, Alexander, on which he played all of the instruments, was one of the best albums of 2011.

Ebert also rallied in support of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, playing outside the courthouse where DeChristopher was tried for monkey-wrenching Bush-era oil and gas leases. Ebert made a video for “Let’s Win” at the protest.

Coupled with Deer Tick on March 31 and recently announced Ryan Bingham in June, the Garter is giving music fans much to look forward to this spring.

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2 Comments so far

  1. The Outlaw Harley Wales March 22, 2013 7:51 am

    Wow, you guys are getting some good tunes out there. Props to the Garter.

  2. Jim Stanford March 25, 2013 12:41 pm

    Tickets for Edward Sharpe sold out in about a half-hour Friday. There was a line at the box office, but most people bought theirs online.

    The Pink Garter also announced that Blitzen Trapper will return May 22.

    And the free Music on Main concert series in Victor released its seven-date summer lineup, featuring Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, MarchFourth Marching Band and Monophonics.

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