Best Band Out-of-Towners Haven't Heard Since the Nineties: Better than Ezra
The Baton Rouge-born, New Orleans-residing Better than Ezra had its alt-rock hit with "Good" in 1995, and if you’ve been living outside of Louisiana in the time since, that’s probably all you’ve heard from the band. But if you live inside the Bayou State, there’s a good chance you’ve followed their continuing career all the way up to the eighth, as-yet-untitled record scheduled to be released this summer. At Jazz Fest, Ezra supplemented "Good" with a few of those new tracks (including the horn-propelled, power-poppy "Sunflowers") and guess what? Their crowds were huge.