Social D Make Year End Run
2012-08-27 by John Cruz | 6 Comments

Currently winding up a stint in Europe veteran SoCal punk rockers Social Distortion will be back on these shores come September. But a month later is when things really get rolling in the U.S as Social D will be gigging almost every night somewhere across the country.

And as always whether on tour or not, Social Distortion will take up SoCal residency in December with 15 local shows ranging from San Diego to Las Vegas. The lions share of these shows will be in and around the greater Los Angeles area, however. And it's a yearly sellout. Most dates in the Southwest are already spoken for but tickets are still readily available for the opener October 10th in Chicago, as well as dates throughout. Until the dates turn SoCal. So get 'em now L.A. area residents.

Not a single original member of Social Distortion remain. And although bandleader Mike Ness has managed to hang onto his guitarist for some years now, he flips bassists and drummers like cheeseburgers. But it hardly matters as this is The Mike Ness Show, and has been for years. Tattoos, eyeliner, and for over 20 years now an overt Americana pretense. Yes Mike Ness has been to jail and been a junkie and he likes to remind us all of hard times. But I wish sometimes he would sing about something other then demons and twelve step programs. He still puts on a pretty good show, though. Even if he now likes to cite Springsteen as a key influence.

So check these guys out if you can, they rock pretty good. And for SoCal residents who miss out on SD this December take this reporters advice and just grab an X-Mas with X ticket and be happy. Somewhere in Los Angeles among all this Social Distortion hoopla will be a legendary punk band with all four original members playing like hell and showing Ness and his crew of tattooed greasers they aren't the only game in town. You just gotta see through the eyeliner to find 'em.

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JohnXDoesn't
August 27th 2012

1267 Comments


here they are

http://www.socialdistortion.com/tours/

as said pretty much three months non stop. looks like a very solid trek that will truly crisscross the nation, as they say

JackSparrow
August 27th 2012

1686 Comments


Who gives a shit what you want him to sing about, their last album was great. Would definitely catch these guys if I got the chance

JohnXDoesn't
August 27th 2012

1267 Comments


they're pretty good live. seen 'em a few times. last time was on the White Trash, etc album though. so it was quite some time ago. i liked 'em fine. had chuck biscuits on drums at the time a bit too much thunder back there imo but it was ok. i think Ness tries too hard sometimes with the songwriting. however at least he cares about that part of it, i suppose

i like his solo stuff quite a lot. especially his first solo album out

porch
August 27th 2012

8453 Comments


every incarnation of this band has sucked fat balls

JohnXDoesn't
August 27th 2012

1267 Comments


i see how that could be a valid argument in some quarters. Ness just seems very self conscious in a lot of what he does

JackSparrow
August 27th 2012

1686 Comments


Reach For The Sky is such a solid song. As is everything from the self-titled and Mommy's Little Monster



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