For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>
Monday, February 4 Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim With few shows happening this Monday, you might consider trying to check out Social Distortion's umpteenth gig at the House of Blues this month. Perhaps setting a record for the most shows played at the Anaheim venue by a single band in o ... More >>
Mike Ness and company start a raucous winter residency at the House of Blues
Social Distortion House of Blues Anaheim December 5, 2012 Wanna know how Mike Ness spent the night before the kick off-of his 10-night-stint at the House of Blues Anaheim? The Social Distortion frontman was surprising fans down the road with an onstage cameo during the Bruce Springsteen concert at ... More >>
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Kinda?We promised you "surprise guests" in this week's cover story on Goldenvoice's 30th anniversary shows--and Black Flag has let the cat out of the bag on Facebook.
[Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos
When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMaaan, we're good. When we released our almost-sure prediction for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 on December 10th will likely include Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywis ... More >>
Courtesy of Shane TrulinUhhhhh.Not many things on my Facebook feed are capable of catching my attention (what's that? You're wearing purple socks today?), but seeing this photo pop up sure did: Two iconic punk legends reunited for this Instagram photo by Social Distortion manager Shane Trulin, ta ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklySocial DistortionOct. 22, 2011Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, IrvineMike Ness took a scan of the audience after the opening song, "California Hustle and Flow," and said, "There's a little more people here than we played for at the Fullerton Pub. I remember one fucker t ... More >>
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Social Distortion perform at Guitar Center Sessions which Nic Harcourt hosts. I've missed that slight British accent! Plus, Mike Ness talks about Social D's 30-plus year career, how he started liking music ("By 7th grade I was listening to Lou Reed's Transformer. (While) most kids are just figur ... More >>
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike Ness of Social DistortionThe OC Music Awards picks two outstanding recipients each year in the categories Orange County Impact and Lifetime Achievement. The Impact Award recognizes a local artist or band who obviously "impacts" the community. This year, the award goe ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhat'd you do this weekend? And what'd you miss? There was Sugar Rush (a "cupcake extravaganza"), The Get Up Kids performed at the Glass House, Social Distortion performed a sold-out show at the Palladium, and Throw Rag helped Alex's Bar celebrate its 11th anniversar ... More >>
Current Weekly cover men Social Distortion performed the single from their latest album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, last night on Conan. Video after the jump!
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike NessSocial DistortionJanuary 12, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCelebrating their ten-year anniversary, House of Blues Anaheim smartly booked Social Distortion for a high-energy, sold-out birthday party. Social D is no stranger to the House of Blues Anaheim, having played ... More >>
Mike Ness and crew embark on a new chapter in the story of their lives
Michael MinichielloThe Wonder YearsOn Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>
www.myspace.com/socialdistortionIt's strange to hear that Social Distortion, a band that's been around since 1978, is making its TV DEBUT on December 6. I'm assuming this means network TV and not, like regular TV, since I've seen a bunch of clips of them on European TV shows and cable channels. ... More >>
MySpace / Julia ZaveLook who's performing at San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>
www.myspace.com/socialdistortionAfter 11 years on Epic, we just got word that Fullerton natives Social Distortion have moved on to Epitaph Records. They're also planning to release their first studio album since 2004 late this year.
Social Distortion started the week with the announcement that their drummer, Adam "Atom" Willard was calling it quits, after nearly a year with the band. He left on friendly terms "due to many foreseeable scheduling conflicts," with his other band, Angels & Airwaves, said a statement released ... More >>
I was going to say how Thanksgiving marks my 12-year anniversary of going vegetarian or how I've been vegan for about six years, but I figured you wouldn't care about me and my diet. But you might care about Mike Ness. It seems that the Social Distortion singer/guitarist might agree with me that tom ... More >>
The Psychedelic Furs, in concert Saturday at the House of Blues in Anaheim, have been together for more than 30 years (albeit with a nine year hiatus between 1991 and 2000), and produced seven studio albums. But let's face it, what they're still most known for is their 1981 song "Pretty in Pink," ... More >>
Sort of a weak field for fliers this week--probably because of the long weekend and all that. People's minds are on cookouts and celebrating the fruits of our labor, not on designing fliers. But this one has a nice, simple layout (as opposed to the crammed fliers with pictures of every act lifted ... More >>
Mike Ness and company (also known as Social Distortion) are going on a nationwide tour that includes a Canadian stint. Wanna know where they ain't playing? Locally. The closest the band is getting to OC is a Sept. 18 date at the Ventura Theatre or Sept. 19 in Rancho Mirage.Click here for a li ... More >>
Fiction Book Group, 7 p.m.Join the group for a discussion of "The Center of Everything" by Laura Moriarty. New members are always welcome--even ones who haven't read the book!Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA; 714-897-8781Social Distortion, 8 p.m.Fullerton rockers, Social ... More >>
Curse you, recession! The MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival, which was birthed from a three-day event this past February at the OC fairgrounds, has been completely scrapped; official word is that it's, unsurprisingly, "due to the current economic climate."The tour was planned for 25 cities, includ ... More >>
Taking stock of Social Distortion at 30
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, until 9pm The Christmas Company’s fundraising event featuring shopping and special events. The OC Fair & Expo Center DISNEY INTERNSHIPS, 6pm Mickey wants you. Hear about paid internship opportunities with The Disney Company. Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, ... More >>
Mommys Little Monster, making believe theyre Social Distortion
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