There are some bands that just don’t make sense, yet we love them. Hollywood Undead is among these. A House of Blues show last night was their last stint in Ohio as they wind down the Revolt Tour featuring their classic mix of rock, rap, and scream.
There were catchy songs, funny remarks, and a fan base ranging from the four-year-old the band pointed out during the show, to the dancing dad in white jean shorts and everything in between. The crowd was faithful throughout the night, religiously singing along with each and every word.
Hollywood Undead came on stage in the usual hooded-masks, which were quickly shed after the first few songs—perhaps a disappointment to those who don’t care what their favorite band looks like. But for everyone thinking the masks hide terrible looking people with no self-confidence, discarding them was a plus and proved that theory wrong.
They chanted “O-H” every chance they got and played songs from both full-length albums. The favorites “California,” “Paradise Lost,” and “Black Dahlia” from the beloved 2008 debut album, Swan Songs, were instant crowd pleasers, along with “Everywhere I Go.”
The latter includes a wonderful tribute to Charlie Sheen’s obsession with showing his man parts in public.
Songs from this year’s American Tragedy also hit home and included “Comin’ In Hot,” “Gangsta Sexy,” and “My Town.” They closed the show with “Hear Me Now,” the first single from the release.
The six-member group, started in 2008, was welcomed with open arms, and last night it was apparent that they won’t be disappearing anytime soon. —Shelby Chargin