With Papa Grows Funk, 8 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837 or www.hob.com/houston.
New Orleans trio Better Than Ezra is one of the few '90s alt-rock bands to have stuck around through music-industry ups and downs, coming out the other end as a group of independent artists in charge of its own career path. It has paid off in spades, because the band is met at every tour stop with a cadre of devoted BTE fans and soon-to-be converts. Nearly 25 years into their history, Better Than Ezra shows no signs of slowing down.
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