|Tuesday, November 16|
w/Big Sam’s Funky Nation
“You can never accuse Better Than Ezra of being a shoegazer band,” frontman/songwriter Kevin Griffin says. “Our show is a lot of fun, and it’s entertaining, whether we’re getting people onstage to play our instruments or I’m using a digital sampler out in the crowd to sample phrases people are saying to me and then mix it into a song, There’s usually something different that we’re gonna do in addition to a different set list every night when you come and see us. That’s our mantra — we put on a great show.”
Everyone knows Better Than Ezra. They’re the million-selling band with hits like “Good” and “A Lifetime” that sells out venues coast to coast and enjoys a legion of fans so faithful they’ve dubbed themselves the Ezralites.
Formed in 1988 in New Orleans and broke out in a big way with the 1995 release of the major label album Deluxe. Over the ensuing years, the band has not rested on its laurels. Says Griffin: “I think the reason we’ve been able to stick around as long as we have is that we’re all bringing in new influences into the band. Whether I’m listening to a Friendly Fires album or MGMT or the new Raconteurs, you’re gonna hear that in our music.”