Slacker & Steve’s Live @ Five Presented by Bud Light
Join Slacker & Steve for LIVE @ FIVE at The Tavern Downtown and catch performances from Alice Artist's all summer long! Plus, Slacker & Steve will be playing lots of games and giving away prizes including artist meet and greet passes, concert tickets and more! One lucky person will win a trip to Las Vegas on FlyFrontier.com to join Slacker & Steve at
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for the Vegas Version of LIVE @ FIVE!
The Tavern Downtown
1949 Market Street Denver, CO
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SLACKER & STEVE’S FAKE IT / DANCE OFF Contest Rules
|Start your weekend off the right way with Bud Light, The Tavern and Slacker & Steve at LIVE @ FIVE Friday
, August 1st from 5pm - 7pm.
A little About the Band...
Better Than Ezra
Along with such similarly styled outfits as the Goo Goo Dolls, the New Orleans-based trio Better Than Ezra helped open the floodgates for countless alt-pop acts of the late '90s (including Semisonic, Matchbox Twenty, and Third Eye Blind) by merging college rock influences with mainstream aspirations. Originally formed in 1988 as a roots rock outfit with slight elements of country and punk, the group's first incarnation consisted of four college students from Louisiana State University: Kevin Griffin (vocals, guitar), Joel Rundell (guitar), Tom Drummond (bass), and Cary Bonnecaze (drums). The band's early performances were expectedly held at college bars and fraternity houses, and their debut cassette-tape recording, 1990's Surprise, received positive press and comparisons to such alt-punk stalwarts as the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. Despite these accolades, Better Than Ezra's future was thrust into doubt when Rundell committed suicide on August 8, 1990.
The remaining bandmates initially opted to go their separate ways after Rundell's passing, but they reunited as a trio before the end of the year. Deciding that a change of scenery would be helpful, Better Than Ezra relocated to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, where they laid down tracks at a friend's home studio to create their 1993 independent release, Deluxe. The album continued to raise the band's profile and eventually drew the attention of several major labels. The trio signed with Elektra Records, and Better Than Ezra's new label reissued Deluxe two years after its original release. The album spawned a sizeable radio hit with "Good," which helped push the album to platinum status by the end of 1995. But despite enjoying a hit right off the bat, Bonnecaze opted to leave the group in early 1996 and was replaced by a fellow New Orleans native (who, at the time, was living in San Francisco), Travis McNabb.
Shortly after welcoming their new member into the fold, the revised Better Than Ezra entered the recording studio to record their second major-label release, 1996's Friction, Baby. Although the album was musically similar to its predecessor, it failed to match the commercial success of Deluxe and departed rather quickly from the charts, with the singles "Desperately Wanting" and "King of New Orleans" only achieving modest rotation on modern rock radio. The group proceeded to create their own recording studio in New Orleans (dubbed Fudge Studios), where they recorded 1998's How Does Your Garden Grow? The album failed to reestablish the group as a commercially viable rock act, and Better Than Ezra parted ways with Elektra before issuing a compilation of rare tracks, Artifakt, through their official website.
Undeterred, the trio then signed with the independent Beyond Music label and issued their next release, Closer, in 2001. "Extra Ordinary" fared well on several charts, but Beyond Music declared bankruptcy before the band could issue a second single. Understandably, Better Than Ezra took a break before resurfacing in 2004 with a live album documenting a hometown show at the House of Blues. A greatest-hits collection was issued the following year, but to the delight of the group's devoted fan base (the "Ezralites"), Better Than Ezra were not finished. After signing with the New York-based Artemis Records, the band released Before the Robots in May 2005 and departed for a summer-long tour. Drumer Travis McNabb left the lineup four years later, having been recruited to join the country duo Sugarland instead, and Better than Ezra tapped Michael Jerome as his replacement before unveiling their seventh album, Plays Paper Empire. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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LIVE @ FIVE isn't done yet. The party continues in Las Vegas! Be listening to Slacker & Steve all week long for your chance to win your way to Vegas! You and a guest could join Slacker & Steve in vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, courtesy of FlyFrontier.com. Plus see O.A.R. in a private LIVE @ FIVE concert in Vegas! Must be 21+ to win.
It all begins with a welcome cocktail reception at Planet Hollywood’s Heart Bar.
Then join Slacker & Steve poolside at The Pleasure Pool, followed by a LIVE intimate private concert exclusively for you at Planet Hollywood. Enjoy great dining at The Spice Market Buffet. Don’t worry there is a lot of free time for you to enjoy shopping, dining, the casinos and more.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
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Spice Market Buffet
The Spice Market Buffet features fare from around the world. Mexican, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and American action stations are complemented with the ultimate topping: tantalizing desserts. Spice Market buffet offers twenty different flavors of cupcakes daily. From mini cupcakes to those on a stick, from cinnamon spice cappuccino to bourbon pecan, guest will be delighted with the selection. Click here for details.
Try the ALL new Colorado Whiskey Burger at The Tavern!
Colorado Beef Council, a proud to sponsor this year's Live@Five is happy to partner with The Tavern to bring you the all new Colorado Whiskey Burger! It's the Tavern's hand-pattied Colorado ground beef crusted with peppercorns and topped with a Fireside bourbon sauce, cheddar and pepperjack cheeses and caramelized onions on a brioche bun. Also like Colorado Beef Council on Facebook and you could win to airline tickets to Las Vegas! Visit www.facebook.com/cobeef for more information.