Sunday, February 24th saw the West Coast High tour hit Houston. Cypress Hill, Hollywood Undead, Xzibit, and Demrick each took the stage at House of Blues for short sets comprised of songs from throughout their careers.
First up was Demrick, an up and coming rapper from Washington who is recognized as a protege of B-Real of Cypress Hill and Xzibit. Demrick’s set was short, but he kept the energy high throughout. Xzibit too had a short set, but he filled it with hits from his career.
Around 8:30PM, Hollywood Undead took the stage. The venue was filled to the brim with fans and standing room was hard to come by. With a near hour-long set, Hollywood Undead rocked the house through 14 songs, comprised of hits and covers, including Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.
Fans sang every word of the songs as the band filled the room with noise. At one point Undead frontman Charlie Scene brought a 10 year old up on stage, letting him introduce a song and dance, definitely making his night.
At 9:45, Mix Master Mike of Beastie Boys fame took the stage to introduce the headline act, Cypress Hill. After wowing the crowd with a short DJ set, Mike gave way to B-Real and Sen Dog for the remainder of the show. Cypress Hill held the stage for over an hour, and enthralled fans with both hits and new music.
The crowd thinned out as the night continued, but even as the curtain closed the house was full. At the end of the night fans got what they came for, and while most didn’t make it on stage, it was definitely a show to remember.