Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tonight: Social Distortion, The Tossers at Congress Theater

By Gene Wagendorf III 

Social Distortion headlines a big Riot Fest show at The Congress
Riot Fest finds itself in full swing on tonight, bringing in veteran punk rockers Social Distortion in for a show that should provide all the fist-pumping you can handle. Touring in support of their 7th album, the 2011 release Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, Mike Ness and company have all but perfected their sound- often anthemic numbers that feature driving guitars and sincere delivery- and are no strangers to headlining big Chicago fests (their slick performance at Lollapalooza 2010 had me drunkenly nodding along and wishing I knew the lyrics). Reverend Peyton's Big Damn band and local Celtic-punks The Tossers, one of the city's finest bands to get hammered to, open the show. Doors at 6:30. Check out Social Distortion's performance of "Bad Luck" from Lollapalooza below.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love Social D!! They always seem to have lyrics and melodies that sing to the soul. Gota love that shit!! Their lyrics always find a way to be relevant throughout all kinds of situations a man can find himself in. Mike's a great songwriter and is exactly what punk rock is all about. Just great music!!!