Show Review: 596

Somehow, Mike Ness and Co. have yet again managed to re-invent themselves while still staying true to their roots. In a day and age when radio is dominated by the likes of Ke$ha and the Black-Eyed-Peas and corporate constructed rock music ( think Coldplay ), Social D breathes life into the dwindling lungs of rock and roll. Its not the fact that they produce the catchy tracks and introspective lyrics, its the fact that at the live show, Mike Ness still manages to connect with the crowd without having to coerce people into applause. Its his connection with the last remaining group of people who still crave the raw energy only Social Distortion can deliver. There’s no pretense, no bullsh*t, just great rock and roll stripped of the corporate packaging. This is just one hell of a rock band.