House of Pain
Appearing in the mid-'90s with massive single "Jump Around," House of Pain offered a rowdy take on white rap that was divorced from the cheeseball antics of performers like Vanilla Ice. Forget about dancing—House of Pain sounded like they could spit rhymes while they split your head open. After frontman Everlast's foray into bluesy radio rock produced diminishing returns, the Irish-American brawlers decided to reunite last year, hinting that a new HOP album could be on the way. For longtime fans hoping that the group would come back and bring their put-up-your-dukes beats and boasts in tow, you just got your wish. With Big B and Dirtball. 18+.
Sun., April 17, 7 p.m., 2011
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