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Social Distortion (music group)

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  • Mike Ness plays with Flashback Heart Attack during cystic fibrosis benefit (video)

    Mike Ness plays with Flashback Heart Attack during cystic fibrosis benefit (video)
    There were several highlights during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Saturday night. Certainly Mike Ness of Social Distortion taking the stage for a rare collaboration with local 80s cover band...
  • Social Distortion Back at Anaheim House of Blues

    Social Distortion Back at Anaheim House of Blues
    Social Distortion is back at the Anaheim House of Blues for another string of sold out shows. More than 30 years after the band was started by some outcast punk rockers from Troy High School in Fullerton, Mike Ness and the rest of the group are still...
  • Review: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band in Anaheim

    Review: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band in Anaheim
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. When Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour hit Kansas City, Mo.,  last month, they opened with Wilbert Harrison’s “Kansas City.” Two nights later in...
  • Coachella 2013: Jessie Ware and Tanlines boost the beat

    Coachella 2013: Jessie Ware and Tanlines boost the beat
    INDIO -- The frenzied festival atmosphere at Coachella -- where every musical act is always in competition with several others for showgoers' attention -- can lead to a bulking-up effect among artists otherwise inclined toward delicacy and refinement....
  • Not quite hard times for Social Distortion and Mike Ness

    Not quite hard times for Social Distortion and Mike Ness
    During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician. But in putting...
  • Showcasing an album in concert

    Showcasing an album in concert
    When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
  • Social Distortion hits TV at last on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

     
    It’s hard to believe that with everything Social Distortion has been through during the veteran O.C. punk band’s 30-plus year career, a national TV appearance never happened before Monday night’s performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Social D...
  • Live review: Night 1 of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas

     
    The holiday season is a time for traditions. Be it the dog-chewed Frosty the Snowman ornament or a rarely used broccoli casserole recipe, customs often waft between nostalgic comfort and forced ritual. Saturday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre was no........
  • Live review: KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, Night 2 [Updated]

     
     Ignoring the physics of his own rigid mohawk for a moment, Tyler Glenn of the Neon Trees dispensed with some advice for the crowd at night number two of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. “I know it’s hipster......
  • Exclusive: Social Distortion premieres new song, 'California (Hustle and Flow)'

     
    This winter marks the long-gestating return of O.C. punk stalwarts Social Distortion, which begins 2011 with a string of shows around the Southwest and Southern California that will culminate in a three-night stint at the Palladium in Hollywood on Jan.......
  • Social Distortion to appear on 'Conan' on Tuesday night

     
    Social Distortion’s new album, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” officially surfaces Tuesday, and longtime followers of the veteran O.C. punk rock band probably have noticed the group’s profile surfacing in ways they might never had expected. For...
  • Album review: Social Distortion's 'Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes'

     
    “Life gets hard and then it gets good, like I always knew it would,” Mike Ness declares on Social Distortion’s new album. Old-school fans of this long-running Orange County punk band might have trouble accepting the latter half of that......