Barenaked Ladies still rocking out after decades and departures
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Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies (who are, in fact, fully dressed men) have been through a lot over their 26 years and counting. They've been major-label and independent. They've seen two founding members leave the band. Their frontman walked away from a plane crash. And people used to throw boxes of Kraft Dinner at them while they were on stage. Yet none of that has stopped the high-energy foursome from having just as much fun performing as you'll have watching them.

BNL - now consisting of vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson, keyboard player/guitarist/vocalist Kevin Hearn, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, and drummer Tyler Stewart - are four easygoing musicians who will bounce around as if they have had too much Mountain Dew onstage. Yet you would also trust these guys to watch your house when you go away on vacation. It's this combination of hyperactive talent and guy-next-door approachability that's made them successful for so long. They just want to enjoy playing their music, and they want you to enjoy it, too.

Every BNL song seems to have a story or a quirk. There's "If I Had $1,000,000," which contains a line that spawned the Kraft Dinner throwing that the band has since discouraged. Their biggest hit "One Week" may have the most pop-culture references ever heard in a single song. They contributed "Get In Line" to the soundtrack for animated comedy "King of the Hill" and appeared in the accompanying video pranking character Dale Gribble. Then there's "Brian Wilson," a song named after the Beach Boy that the real Brian Wilson actually covered. They also perform the theme song for hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory."

Beyond their catalog of crowd-pleasing, radio-friendly songs, the band takes their act to another level when they're in concert. Their shows not only check every necessary box on the set list, but are bursting at the seams with banter and improvised raps or songs made up specifically for whatever city they're playing in. They engage the crowd throughout the show and no performance is complete without a sing-along.

Paul McCartney once stated that he is a fan of Barenaked Ladies, and that he thought "they could out-sing [The Beatles] any day of the week." That's high praise from a music legend, and it is most definitely earned. With their addictive songs and enthusiastic performances, this other fabulous foursome is not to be missed when they roll into your neighborhood. Even with everything they've been through, they're still one of the most memorable live bands in music.