The Showbox Downtown
Tue., March 21, 8 p.m. and Wed., March 22, 8 p.m. 2017 21+
Punks and greasers, it’s time to shine up them wallet chains and dig out your sleeveless jean jackets, ’cause tonight y’all got church—Social Distortion are playin’ LIVE! It’s hard to believe the band—er, frontman Mike Ness and band—have kept on keepin’ on for nearly 40 years. And their music, if you have somehow missed hearing them these last four decades, is mid-tempo, melodic, and catchy SoCal hardcore. Love ’em or hate ’em, Social D are a cornerstone of what became codified as contemporary pun crock. Opening tonight is Ms. Jade Jackson, who will no doubt stun the punters with her Mazzy Star–ish, forlorn singer-songwriter sounds. MIKE NIPPER
Get tickets for the March 22 show here.