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[LIVE] Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes @ The Greek – May 4th

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes – Janglin (RAC Mix)

If you have ever been to The Greek then you know what an awesome venue it is for live music. Its the small club equivalent of it’s famed neighbor The Hollywood Bowl. And its beautiful. Coincidentally so are all 11 members of The Magnetic Zeroes. But somehow beauty wasn’t enough to sell me on their stage show. The music sounded great. Lush and expansive and “Janglin,” but something in the chemistry was lost. The spark between Alexander and Jade on classics like “Home” is the thing that sold the world on their brand of hippie rock and last night it felt, well, gone. (Along with Alexander’s ability to remember the lyrics to new single “That’s What’s Up”) Sure they broke up years ago but, Alexander, put on a stage face. Do it for the kids. Do it for the other 10 members of your band killing it on their instruments. Do it for me.

Upcoming shows:

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[LP] Alexander – ALEXANDER (w/ “Truth” feat The RZA & “A Million Years”)

i’ve grown up some, different kind of fighter, and when the darkness come let it inside you

♫ Alexander – TRUTH Feat. The RZA

From the normal sized band of electro poppers Ima Robot, to the oversized collective of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, frontman Alex Ebert did the only thing left and released a solo album this year. Yeah, yeah, many of you know about it already but if you are late to it like I was then I recommend you give it a spin or two. Main single “Truth” was featured on this season’s premier of Breaking Bad (yes!) and also got itself a remix with The RZA on it (above).

♫ Alexander – A Million Years

“A Million Years” is another choice example of the soulful folk that makes this album a great choice for the whole family. The Magnetic Zeroes acted as backing band on the album and there are plans for similar projects for band members Jade Castrinos and Christian Letts before we get a second Edward Sharpe album. At least the stuff in the meantime is sounding plenty nice.

Band links: Facebook

Joel’s Summer/Birthday Mix 2011 [Calvin Harris, LMFAO, Empire of The Sun, Lady Gaga, and more…]

Ahhh the wonders of summer.  A time for great tunes, butterflies, unicorns, puppies, summer flings, confetti birthday cakes, cookies and all your favorite things.

Maybe most importantly, its for Getting Nurdy and Party Rock Shuffling your faces off.

This special time of year begs for a soundtrack.  So, I thought, what better day to post something as monumental and life altering as my summer mix, then on the most important day of the year.  MY BIRTHDAY!

Enjoy.

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♫ Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis – Bounce

♫ YACHT – Dystopia

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Remix Roundup Vol. 44 – 5.14.2011 [Kavinsky, Holy Ghost!, Martin Solveig, Justice and more…]

Duuu-ahhh Deeee Dee Dahh. Chickity Chikity booooom.

Keep it Nurdy

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow @JoelAlbers on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.


♫ Alexander- Truth (White Arrows Remix)

♫ Kavinsky – Nightcall (Beaumont remix)

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