Social D on the run

Social Distortion are back at it, booking show after show (and tour after tour) of incredible punk rock lineups. Just next month they’ll be playing KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 1 (Dec 10th), 91X WreX The Halls Night 2 (Dec 11th), and Goldenvoice’s 30th anniversary show Night 1 (December 16th). 

After all that December madness settles down, the band are heading out on a North American tour with support from Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Sharks. Trust us, this is a lineup you don’t want to miss.

Upcoming Social D dates:

w/ Chuck Ragan & Suedehead* 
w/ Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Sharks ^ 
Nov. 23 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom *
Nov. 25 – Louisville, KY – Expo 5 *
Nov. 26 – Toledo, OH – The Omni *
Nov. 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room *
Nov. 29 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre *
Dec. 02 – Denver, CO – Odgen Theatre *
Dec. 03 - Denver, CO – Odgen Theatre * SOLD OUT
Dec. 04 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre * SOLD OUT

Dec. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – KROQ ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS @ Gibson Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
Dec. 11 – San Diego, CA – 91X WREX THE HALLS  @ Valley View Casino Center
Dec. 16 – Santa Monica, CA – Gary Tovar’s GV 30  @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium  SOLD OUT

Jan. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel ^
Jan. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater ^
Feb. 01 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre ^
Feb. 03 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater ^
Feb. 06 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory ^
Feb. 09 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium ^
Feb. 10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^
Feb. 13 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater ^
Feb. 14 – Modesto, CA – Modesto Center Plaza ^ 
Feb. 16 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre ^

Free Bad Religion Tribute Album


All great bands will have a tribute album. All the others just probably aren’t as good at this one.

In honor of Bad Religion’s 30th year, Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion has been complied for your enjoyment. I remember the list of artists who were in the mix for this project when it was coming together this past summer and I can say that I’m very impressed by the final cut.

Did I mention that this is a totally free album? Download it now! Right now! For you skeptics, this is a tested, trusted download link so lap it up.

Check out the tracklist below:

01. Switchfoot – Sorrow
02. Guttermouth – Pity
03. Cheap Girls – Kerosene
04. The Weakerthans – Sanity
05. William Elliott Whitmore – Don’t Pray on Me
06. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Against the Grain
07. Riverboat Gamblers – Heaven Is Falling
08. New Politics – Generator
09. Cobra Skulls ft. Fat Mike – Give You Nothing
10. Frank Turner – My Poor Friend Me
11. Polar Bear Club – Better Off Dead
12. Tegan and Sara – Suffer

Get some!

Let’s Go! Music Fest NW - Portland


I will be trucking it on up to Portland tomorrow for MFNW 2010. The plan for the weekend is to go see dozens of bands and drink gallons of Stumptown. The set up is a little like CMJ and a little like SXSW in that you walk from venue to venue. It’s not all in one spot. There are official shows and non-official ones happening throughout the city. About 100 of the best bands currently touring will be there. Here are a few friends that will be there.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Frank Turner 11pm-11.45pm at Berbati’s Pan SW 3rd and SW Ankeny - This guy kills it. Everyone in the UK knows about him. Take a hint. He’s heading out on a tour back home shortly & will be on the road with Social Distortion for a full US tour this fall, too. Watch his newest video, The Road, on youtube & follow Frank Turner on Twitter.


Friday, September 10th, 2010

Death by Stereo 10-10.45pm at Satyricon 125 NW 6th Ave

Trash Talk 11pm-12.30am at Satyricon 125 NW 6th Ave - Follow them @trash_talk.

Man Man 11pm-12.30am at Hawthorne Theatre 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd - I just saw the guys play at FYF Fest in LA last weekend. They are too good live; weird and freaking out wearing warpaint as always. Fortunately, singer Honus Honus didn’t break his leg. Follow them @wearemanman.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Cheap Girls - 9-9.45m Doug Fir 830 East Burnside St. - They are not girls so that means they are either hilarious, or they prefer inexpensive dates. Pick your poison. I just heard about them today from a trustworthy source. I’m in. They’re playing with Japandroids & Jeff The Brotherhood. Follow them @cheap_girls.


Suckers - 11-11.45pm Berbati’s Pan SW 3rd and SW Ankeny - After listening to Cheap Girls kill it, hopefully I’ll be able to catch a bit of Suckers’ set. They are a good time. Black Sheep is the jam. So is that tight lion blanket. Follow them @sssuckersss.

People Under the Stairs 11pm-12.30am at Hawthorne Theatre 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The big closer is The National from 7.30-9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square SW Broadway and SW Yamhill

Full schedule for the festival is on MusicfestNW: Full Event List.