City By Storm
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 927675
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Erik Schrody better known by his stage name Everlast, is an Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter, best known for his hit "What It's Like", and for his genre-crossing mix of rap and acoustic-based rock music. He was the front man for rap group House of Pain until 1996. In 2000, he won a Grammy for best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin rock musician Carlos Santana performing "Put Your Lights On" on Santana's 1999 album "Supernatural."After his first solo album "Forever Everlasting" (1990) Everlast formed House of Pain with friends DJ Lethal and Danny Boy. Signed to Tommy Boy Records, the group's 1992 eponymous debut album went multi-platinum with the hit single "Jump Around". The group eventually disbanded in 1996, and Everlast once again pursued a solo career.
Everlast's second solo album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues (1998) – was both a commercial and critical success (selling more than 3 million copies). Whitey Ford Sings the Blues was hailed for its blend of rap with acoustic and electric guitars, developed by Everlast together with producers Dante Ross and John Gamble (aka SD50). The album's lead single "What It's Like" proved to be his most popular and successful song, although the follow up single, "Ends", also reached the rock top 10.
Everlast's follow-up album, Eat at Whitey's (2000) was certified gold. The album was also embraced critically, especially by Rolling Stone which reviewed the album between "good" and "great" and focused on it as that month's most important release.
In 2007, Everlast was chosen to do the theme song for the TV show Saving Grace. The song plays during the show's main title sequence, and was released to digital outlets only.
Everlast's 5th solo album, "Love War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford", will be released on September 23rd, 2008 on his own record label Martyr Inc, with distribution by Hickory Records/Sony-ATV Publishing. A first single and video, "Letter Home From The Garden Of Stone", was available for free download from martyr-inc.com in December 2007. The second single, a cover of "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash, is to be released soon.
Throughout his career, Everlast worked with numerous artists and producers, some include Danny Lohner, Divine Styler, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Run DMC, The X-Ecutioners, Xzibit, Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Swollen Members, Warren Haynes, Cypress Hill (including members DJ Muggs, B-Real and Sen Dog solo projects), Dilated Peoples, Helmet, Madonna, Sadat X, Bronx Style Bob, Casual, Cee-Lo, Prince Paul, N'Dea Davenport, Fredwreck, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Lord Finesse, O.C., Sick Jacken, Ill Bill, Nice & Smooth, Ice-T, Guru, KRS-One, Mack 10, Danny Diablo, Limp Bizkit, KoRn, WC, Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Bad Azz, Son Doobie from Funkdoobiest, Slaine and many others.