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Music Review

Rancid keeps it raw at House of Blues

Most bands will wind down their shows by telling their audiences, “OK, we’ve got two more for you,” sort of signaling the pending arrival of a signature hit moment not to be missed while stuck in line waiting for a beer or a bathroom.

Rancid isn’t like most bands. Somewhere around song 19 in the band’s blistering set Sunday at the House of Blues, singer and guitarist Tim Armstrong checked the pulse of the packed house and informed it, “OK, we have,” then paused and looked down at the sheets of paper taped to the stage, and began counting, “8, 9, 10, 11, 12 more songs for you.”

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