Last week marked the 4th time I have not only seen Social Distortion live, but also the 3rd time shooting them. Social D is not only my favorite band of all time, but my first show going pro was in fact Social D when they played Seattle's Showbox SoDo in 2009. I have also covered the band while they played a sold out show at McMennamin's Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR early last year. However, the band was playing numerous dates in the Pacific Northwest and although I had a choice between Seattle, Portland, and Kennewick. I chose to go with Spokane. This was actually the first time shooting at The Knitting Factory as well. Although I wasn't happy that the band didn't play anything from Mommy's Little Monster and chose to stick with their commercial hits, I always have a blast when Social D comes to town.
Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (vocals, guitars), Jonny Wickersham (guitars), Brent Harding (bass), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (drums).
Internationally published, journalistic style concert/theatre/music industry photographer and music journalist. Currently shooting for Buzznet, Alternative Press, Townsquare Media(Diffuser.FM and Loudwire), New Noise Magazine, and Seattle Music Insider.
A Tribe Called Quest, Death From Above 1979, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Motorhead, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Rancid, Slayer, Social Distortion, Stone Temple Pilots, The Beatles, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan
A Clockwork Orange, Boogie Nights, Dazed and Confused, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, High Fidelity, Pulp Fiction, Rushmore, The Big Lebowski, The Social Network, Trainspotting
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Daria, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Portlandia, The Boondocks, The State
A Clockwork Orange, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Stranger