Ezra Furman at the Roundhouse

A lot has passed since Ezra last played the Roundhouse in 2016. Her voyage of self discovery has continued to inspire her to produce excellent new music and she has found a new audience after providing the soundtrack to hit TV show, Sex Education. This was reflected in a much younger audience tonight than last time she played the Roundhouse.

What is great about Ezra is she manages to combine great tunes with clever song lyrics which have a touch of her acerbic wit. You know you are going to always see something special. Tonight was no different.

Leaning heavily on her last two albums, which I guess have songs which better reflects where she is in life. There was a lot of love in the room. While her gigs have always been LGBTQ+ friendly. Her recent recognition of herself, meant there were a quite a few trans people in the audience, all happy to see representation in music.

As always, Love You So Bad, was the highlight of a strong evening. Like all Ezra’s best songs. It tells a story that feels autobiographical and like so many of her songs, it has a bitter twist at the end and I think this is why she is well loved. She wears her heart on her sleeve and opens a curtain to a life with complications that most of us don’t have to face.

Set List

  • Train Comes Through
  • Evening Prayer aka Justice
  • Maraschino Red Dress $8.99 At Goodwill
  • Trauma
  • Point Me Towards The Real
  • Transition From Nowhere To Nowhere
  • Throne
  • Poor Girl A Long Way From Heaven
  • Dressed In Black
  • I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
  • Haunted Head
  • I Saw The Truth Undressing
  • Lilac & Black
  • Forever In Sunset
  • Driving Down To LA
  • My Zero
  • Love You So Bad
  • Suck The Blood From My Wound
  • What Can You Do But Rock ‘n’ Roll?
  • Can I Sleep / Calm Down
  • Because The Night