The first time Mike Ness got onstage in front of a crowd in 1979 at Marina del Rey Skatepark, he'd hardly sung a note for anyone other than his band mates. There were maybe 50 people in the crowd. The concept of becoming one of the biggest punk bands in Orange County, let alone the world, was unfathomable. Three decades and several lineup changes later, his band are running through sold-out shows faster than broken guitar strings. Between December and late January, Social Distortion are playing 24 shows at West Coast House of Blues venues, including nine in Anaheim. Tickets for most shows were gone almost instantly. Not bad for a band who struggled to fill house parties in their native... More >>>