Snapshots: Social Distortion @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/29/18

SocialDistortion-38 Social Distortion performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Punk rockers Social Distortion are working on a new album intended for release in 2019. The lack of new material didn’t keep the band from hitting the road this year, however, and they totally rocked The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29.

Currently, Social Distortion consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Brent Harding (bass, backing vocals), David Hidalgo Jr. (drums), and David Kalish (keyboards).

Social Distortion released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, their seventh and most recent studio album, in 2011. The band performed two songs from the album at The Fillmore Silver Spring, including “Machine Gun Blues.” Watch the official music video for “Machine Gun Blues” by Social Distortion on YouTube:

Sex, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, the band’s sixth album, dominated the setlist with four songs — including the first three of the show, “Reach for the Sky,” “Highway 101,” and “Don’t Take Me for Granted.” Social Distortion performed “Angel’s Wings” in their encore, which also included two songs made famous by Johnny Cash.


Reach for the Sky
Highway 101
Don’t Take Me for Granted
She’s a Knockout
Bad Luck
Mommy’s Little Monster
Another State of Mind
Over You
Machine Gun Blues
Far Behind
California (Hustle and Flow)
Don’t Drag Me Down

Born to Kill
Angel’s Wings
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover)
Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover)

The gents are in Detroit tonight, Oct. 12, and they remain on the road through Oct. 28. Find their full tour dates on the Social Distortion website. Here are some pictures of Social Distortion performing at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi Salonen with some rights reserved to Social Distortion.


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