Subject:

Social Distortion

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Blaggards' 10 Favorite Drinking Songs

    Year in and year out, no matter what trends may come and go, Houston's stoutest Irish rockers will always be those battlin' Blaggards. Since July 2004, Patrick Devlin, Chad Smalley, Mike McAloon and now Brittany Johnson (the newest Blaggard) brandish a three-pronged rock trident of AC/DC, Social Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Against Me! Today: "No Sugar Dust or Fancy Tricks"

    Every half-decade or so, a band becomes the epicenter of a punk-gone-popular zeitgeist. The Clash became hybrid sonic legends underpinned by a political conscience, Nirvana delivered the sludge-core ennui of the Pacific Northwest to the masses, Green Day brought tightly coiled power-trio fare to FM- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    20 '90s Pop-Punk Albums Better Than Green Day's Dookie

    Brace yourselves, kids. Green Day's Dookie turned 20 last month, and that means we've all got a case of the olds. Grab your walkers and follow us down memory lane. Green Day's first major-label release, Dookie was a monster of an album that launched the band into the center of '90s pop culture and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Dwayne Cathey, A Good Man to Scare People With

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Dwayne Cathey doesn't exa ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Virtual Reality

    Ten things we learned about the Internet From the Wendy Davis Filibuster.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Best Acts of Sunday, 6/2/2013

    Cat Power/Social Distortion Cat Power has such a spotty live reputation that she's hard to pass up, epecially at a music festival. We all want to see the implosion when it happens. However, she once pleased me greatly (and made me somewhat of a fan) at one ACL Fest around the time her R&B-heavy The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest Releases 2013 Schedule & Stage Times

    The moment many of you have been dreading has arrived: this morning Free Press Summer Fest announced this year's schedule and stage times for its fifth year, scheduled for June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festival's eightysomething performers this year are spread across six stages from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest '13 Announces Postal Service, Stooges, Cat Power, TV On the Radio, Social D, Geto Boys, Calvin Harris, etc.

    Moments ago, the lineup for the 2013 Free Press Summer Festival was announced online at fpsf.com. Let's get to it, shall we?

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Felipe Galvan Of Los Skarnales

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Los Skarnales frontman Felipe Galvan is q ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Survival Skills

    Calling your boss a dick on Facebook might no longer be a fireable offense (but I wouldn't test it).

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Takes It Back to the '90s

    Coachella, the Only Music Festival That Matters (or so we're told), announced its 2013 lineup late Thursday night, no holograms or Rolling Stones included. Instead, two beloved '90s UK acts whose popularity in the U.S. is spotty at best, Blur and the Stone Roses, headline the first night of the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Last Night: The Adolescents & Youth Brigade at Fitzgerald's

    The Adolescents, Youth Brigade, The American Heist Fitzgerald's December 30, 2012 To end 2012 on a note of anti-apocalypse, in which the forces of vitality outmaneuver destruction and oblivion, Willow Villarreal of Hatetank Productions -- who has survived through the thick and thin of a fickle Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Come See My Dead Person LP Whistles Past the Boneyard

    Come See My Dead Person is one of those bands people have constantly tried to get me into over the years, but the time never seemed right. Well, the release of their new self-titled album should be a good enough place to begin, I thought, and I'm very glad I did. The sound is a mix of pretty much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: T.S.O.L., Girl In a Coma, Etc.

    The true sounds of liberty since 1978, whether those sounds are Black Flag-ish hardcore or Danzig-like mook-rock, the decidedly gothic T.S.O.L. sprang from the surfer's paradise of Huntington Beach, Calif., and palled around with the Damned and Dead Kennedys before helping their younger SoCal siblin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Friday Night: Social Distortion At House Of Blues

    Social Distortion House of Blues May 4, 2012 "If it weren't for good black music, there wouldn't be any good white music," Social Distortion's Mike Ness told Friday's House of Blues crowd. "We'd all still be sitting on the porch, blowing over an empty jug and trying to make a decent sound." The bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Tails & Tunes, Los Skarnales, Etc.

    Mango's gets a jump on Cinco de Mayo with its "Cuatro de Mayo" party presented by Rockin' Steady. Cover is only $2, or free with a Social Distortion ticket stub. This could be fun: This month across the street, Numbers is letting one lucky winner create his or her own 15-minute Classic Numbers DJ ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012
  • Music

    October 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    ACL: Batman's Bale At Bingham, Nick 13 is a 10 On Sunday Afternoon

    Marco Torresoh hai Batman!​The widget on our phone says it's only 91 degrees here at Zilker Park but we don't believe that voodoo. The humidity and heat pounding the park reminds us of Houston. We smell Pasadena and our fair city's taco trucks all the way from Austin. Our day started by walk ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011
  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Rolling Blackouts Were Made For Baby-Making Music

    ​So the Chron says Texas' Arctic blast-enabled rolling power blackouts are over for now, although more might be on the way later this evening and tomorrow. Obviously, there are only three things to do with no electricity in sub-freezing temperatures: Shiver; Snuggle up; Knock boots. R ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Adolescents: Still Punk Rock Kids From The Black Hole

    "We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped Tour​For 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Friday Night: Social Distortion At House Of Blues

    Photos by GroovehouseFor more photos of Social D and friends, see our slideshow here.​Social Distortion House of Blues November 19, 2010 In its 30-year lifespan, the impact Social Distortion has had on its audience is easy to tell. Friday night at a packed House of Blues (more on that later), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Social Distortion: Story Of Their Life

    ​Friday night Houston will see its first Social Distortion concert since Warehouse Live in late 2006. Lead singer Mike Ness played a solo date at the Meridian in mid-2008, doing select Social D hits and his own country-tinged stuff. Houston's punk-rock and rockabilly contingent sold this sho ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    For Five Bucks I'd...

    What Texans would do for a Lincoln

  • Music

    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Plundering Facebook's Punk Rock Flyer Archive

    ​The art of the attention-grabbing flyer has a history almost as old as entertainment itself, but there are few genres that are as boundary crossing as that of punk rock. Sam Atakra, a record-label owner and formerly employed by the Freemasons in Santa Fe, N. M., can attest to that. While cleaning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Where Have All the Sex-With-Animals Videos Gone?

    ​Remember the good ol' days, when it was perfectly permissible to, you know, allow the family furry friend to lick your peanut-butter-slathered genitalia clean? Okay, okay, easy there, Judge Judy. Before you condemn, it's a good source of protein, no matter from where it originates. You can bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    You, Too, Can Be a Successful Cyberstalker!

    ​In the age of Brightkite, transparency and TMI, anyone can wrangle and fulfill his or her aspirations of becoming a stalker. Just showing up in the right uniform to the game of life can freak plenty of people out, depending on what's hanging out or strapped onto your person. But everybody k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Mommy's Little Monster: Songs To Remind You That Children are Inherently Evil

    ​Like you, as Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12-MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Songs for Naughty Children

    As Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12 MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. But the hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To, Part 2

    ​When He Said began researching the music that came out the year we were born, 1983, we were taken aback by how much of this music has warped, shaped and informed our life. Pretty much all of the albums and bands that were prevalent that year are still on our turntables and playlists. Why just thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Tonight: Volbeat at Warehouse Live

    Photo by Andreas BondingEvery time us Yanks think we've got the market cornered on strangeness, along come those darn Europeans to show us how much we still have to learn. It's most entertaining when they do it by re-interpreting classic American concepts such as gangsters, country music and punk ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Tonight: Battle of the Bar Bands at House of Blues

    A more cutthroat distant cousin to the rock/soul package tours of the late '50s and '60s, "Battle of the Bands" competitions were never really in style - except maybe in the Sunset Strip hair-metal heyday of the mid-'80s - but they never really go out of style either. Tonight at House of Blues, the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Last Night: Mike Ness and Jesse Dayton at Meridian

    Mike Ness and Jesse Dayton The Meridian May 6, 2008 Better Than: The Social Distortion episode of MTV Unplugged that never happened, thank God. Download: Jimmie Rodgers's "In the Jailhouse Now," one of the few prison-related songs Ness didn't sing Photo by Chris Henderson Mike Ness Performers, ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Against Me!

    New Wave

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Reel Big Fish, with American Hi-Fi, El Pus, Punchline and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer

    Monday, July 18, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Tiger Army, with Lost City Angels and the Unseen

    Sunday, April 10, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    A Pair of Aces

    John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart

  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    The Offspring

    Conspiracy of One (Columbia)

  • Music

    November 21, 1996
  • More >>
Loading...