Social Distortion, with Low Cut Connie and Aaron Lee Tasjan live at SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park, California on Saturday, June 2!
On Sale NOW at somosocialdistortion.eventbrite.com
Here's how you know you've made it in the music business: You've stayed strong for three
decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown. Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You've been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You've seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night you give 100%, and every morning you wake up still swinging.
This is the short version of the Social Distortion bio —the long version could be a 10-part mini-series. But over the past 30 years, the punk godfathers in the band have all but trademarked their sound, a brand of hard rockabilly/punk that's cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of frontman Mike Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in '82, as do Ness' hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned. "The most common thing I hear is, 'Man, your music got me through some hard times,'" Ness says. "And I just say, 'Me too.'"
Low Cut Connie
"If an alien landed and asked what rock ‘n’ roll is, you could start here."
Aaron Lee Tasjan
East Nashville, TN November 2013-”Don’t walk away, I’m talking to you,” sings Aaron Lee Tasjan in the first chorus of the first song off of his new EP, Crooked River Burning. The song is aptly titled Don’t Walk Away and covers a lot of ground in four minutes and twenty-one seconds. It is, in it’s own way, much like the artist himself: filled with insight and brutal honesty, humorous and sincere in a fashion which is truly unique to the man delivering the song. These songs have been heard all across the USA this past year; in just about every bar, parking lot, van and music club that is still open and still puts on live music. As you listen to the songs on this EP, you begin to understand that while Tasjan seemingly works endlessly to bring his music to whomever will listen out on the road, he is also singing these songs because he has to. There is pain within the reedy Midwestern drawl of his voice but also the ability to laugh at life’s misfortunes and ultimately transcend them by putting into words and music all of his thoughts and experiences along the way.
◯ Tickets + Info: somosocialdistortion.eventbrite.com
◯ All Ages
◯ Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:30pm
◯ Early Bird: $40 Includes Free Parking
◯ Advance: $45 Includes Free Parking
SOMO Village Event Center
1100 Valley House Dr. Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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