An Acoustic Everlast Performance Tonight at The Bowery BallroomJuly 25th, 2014
Although he was already a member of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate, Erik Schrody first burst into the mainstream under the name Everlast, as the frontman of House of Pain, with the release of the giant party-classic hit single “Jump Around” in 1992. The group only put out three albums before Everlast left to go solo. And his second album—eight years after his first—Whitey Ford Sings the Blues (stream it below), made him an even bigger name. Both a commercial and critical success, the album was a crossover hit, seamlessly melding together rap, acoustic folk and Memphis soul. Everlast (above, doing “Jump Around”) has remained busy ever since, performing live, collaborating with others and continuing to put out his own music. On his most recent effort, last year’s The Acoustic Life (stream it below), Everlast has—you guessed it—gone fully acoustic, and quite effectively. And he does an acoustic performance tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.