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Social Distortion

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Social Distortion Thrashes at Home for the Holidays

    Mike Ness and company start a raucous winter residency at the House of Blues

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Social Distortion - House of Blues Anaheim - December 5, 2012

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012

    D.I.

    Tiki Bar

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    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Secret's Out: Some Members of Black Flag Will Be Playing GV30 Sunday

    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.

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Lineup Is Out

    [Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Full Lineup Announced

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced (We Were Close!)

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Maaan, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    PHOTO: Ian MacKaye and Mike Ness' D.C. Reunion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Social Distortion at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Saturday Night

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Social 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011

    Social Distortion

    Verizon Wireless

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    September 15, 2011

    Glorious Drunk

    Pike Restaurant and Bar

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Social Distortion on Guitar Center Sessions Airing Saturday; Mike Ness Tells All

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Music Awards Announces Impact and Lifetime Achievement Recipients

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike Ness of Social Distortion​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    What You Missed: Sugar Rush, The Get Up Kids, Social Distortion, Throw Rag

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    VIDEO: Social Distortion Perform "Machine Gun Blues" on Conan

    ​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!

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Social Distortion at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike Ness​Social 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 >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    The Social Distortion Network

    Mike Ness and crew embark on a new chapter in the story of their lives

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    TGIF: The Wonder Years, Social Distortion, Jandek, Three Bad Jacks and Many More!

    Michael MinichielloThe Wonder Years​On 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Social Distortion's TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel

    www.myspace.com/socialdistortion​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Social D Moves To Epitaph Records, Announces New Record

    www.myspace.com/socialdistortion​After 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.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Social Distortion Gets a New Drummer

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Mike Ness Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Three Awesome, Wildly Different 'Pretty in Pink' Covers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Guitar Doctor Benefit at Fountain Valley

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Social Distortion On Tour Everywhere but Here

      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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 5/18

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival: Totally Canceled!

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Through Ness' Eyes

    Taking stock of Social Distortion at 30

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/19

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Hits!

    Vinyl Solution

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    'These Guys Are Still Alive'

    Mommys Little Monster, making believe theyre Social Distortion

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Get Out!

    Book a Jacuzzi
    Jan. 5 - Jan. 12

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    December 15, 2005
  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Music

    October 7, 2004
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    April 8, 2004

    Channeling Social D

    Before there was Mike Ness, there was Tom Corvin, now a TV guy

  • Music

    July 10, 2003
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    June 26, 2003
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    March 7, 2002

    Goofball-Free Rockists

    Help Death On Wednesday quit their day jobs, wont you?

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    A Father of Punk

    Mike Ness and the importance of roots

  • Music

    February 8, 2001
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    July 20, 2000

    Eddie Wislson(A.K.A. Crazy Fuckin Eddie)

    What's humming through the skulls of Orange County?

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Story of a Life

    Mike Ness remembers Dennis Danell

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Steve Lynch

    Drummer, Burnin' Groove

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