EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS [The Other Tent | Friday, June 11 @ 2:30 p.m.]
Toward the tail end of their curt seven-song set, frontman Alex Ebert apologized for running out of time because they spent too long "dicking around." In reality, they still had 20 scheduled minutes left, and most likely just ran out of material. But no one in the audience seemed to mind as Ed Sharpe offered an obvious (but important) message to the other acts of the weekend: play the songs that people want to hear. The ragtag collective worked a bouncy set around Ebert and Jade Castrinos's vocals, running through the choice cuts from last year's Up From Below -- notably "40 Day Dream" and "Home." While those lucky enough to land a shaded spot under the overcrowded tent may have felt slighted by the group's seeming unpreparedness, those of us left out in the blistering rays still walked away content -- heavily perspiring, but content.

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