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August 18, 2010

ACL Roundup: Bands that Start with the Letter E

Filed under: ACLfestival — prothro @ 8:21 am

Here we are, on to the E bands. I’m a little bit thrilled that there are only two of them.

So it is the same deal, different day. Bands are ranked 1-5 based on my likelihood of seeing them. 5 is most likely and 1 is least likely.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes-This band of 10-12 tours in a big white bus, which perfectly suits their 70’s hippie vibe. They’re all about joy and love and healing and Edward Sharpe is the personification of it all. Sharpe is not the lead singer’s name but rather the name of the messianic savior created for his unpublished novel. Their shows are filled with love, tears, tambourines and sunny vocals. They’re purported to be amazing, spiritual experience for a generation that missed out on Woodstock. Just not sure I’m that interested…
My Vote: 3

Elizabeth Mitchell-Elizabeth has a gorgeous, peaceful, calming voice that just makes me want to take a nap or sit in a circle for song time with a bunch of five-year olds. I assure you this is calculated–her audience is children. Hearing the little voices sing along with her kind of melts my heart. Precious. I won’t be seeing her at ACL but there are very good chances that I’ll be checking her out in 5 years when I have little kidlets all my own. This kids’ music is a far, pleasant cry from Psalty. Oh Psalty!
My Vote: 1


1 Comment »

  1. your underrating of EZ & the MZ’s is terrible. Reconsideration requested.

    Comment by weez — August 23, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

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