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Better Than Ezra

7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, October 15. Lumière Theatre in the Lumière Place Casino & Hotel, 999 North Second Street.



Better Than Ezra is best known for its radio slam dunks "Good" and "Desperately Wanting," both of which were singular enough to age well. The New Orleans trio survived the alt-rock bubble's collapse and continued to thrive, with off-radar albums like 2009's Paper Empire earning the group the same brand of unlikely cult following as buzz-bin throwaways Hanson and Silverchair. And judge not the band for performing at the Lumière Place. Better Than Ezra is not cashing in its chips at the peak of '90s nostalgia, but reminding us that the jackpot is an unpredictable beast.

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