Music Festivals

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: What Was Singer Alex Ebert Really Doing in the SunFest Crowd?

Have you ever seen the movie Wanderlust where a broke New York couple, played by Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, end up living on a commune with no bathroom doors? One of the main characters is Seth, a crazed, downward dog-doing sociopath performed skillfully by Justin Theroux.

Last night at Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' SunFest concert in West Palm Beach, watching frontman Alex Ebert with his loose fitting clothing and mussed up hair, jumping around stage, barking at the band, it seemed like -- if only in looks -- Seth was a fictionalized version of Ebert.

The show was amazing, every single band member got their moment in the spotlight, and we're certain the Sharpe singer is a lovely fellow, but there were a few things that happened onstage that brought Theroux's character to mind.

See also

- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Vibe Is, "Whatever Feels Best Wins Out"

- PHOTOS: SunFest, Day One with Smashing Pumpkins and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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