Alex Ebert, the lead of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, is an interesting dude to say the least. Edward Sharpe is actually a character from a book that Ebert wrote. According to Ebert, Edward Sharpe "was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind...but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love." Anyways, Ebert met singer Jade Castrinos in 2005 and formed the band known as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, which now consists of 10 members. I've never been to a show, but word has it that Ebert, on at least one occasion, has asked the audience to sit indian-style with him for a little while before they start rocking out. Awesome.