The Dirty Heads

House of Blues, Nov. 18

The reggae/hip-hop act rolled into the neon oasis with a set fit for a bonfire party on the beach. The SoCal beach boys—playing one of their final fall tour stops and second Vegas date within four months—had the lively crowd bopping to “Neighborhood” and “Taint” before breaking out some new material. A sweet, chilled-out reggae cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” was a highlight of the evening, but it bewildered the all-ages crowd, which, for the only time all night, stood frozen. Dirty J soon lifted everybody’s spirits by selecting a fan to sing the “Buenos Noches” verse of “I Got No Time.” Following a quick encore break, Duddy B returned for his acoustic track, “Crazy Girls,” before the band put the finishing touches on the show with its new single, “Believe,” and crowd-favorite “Lay Me Down.” For one night in November, it felt like summer at the beach.