O.C. punks vets Social D are celebrating their 40th anniversary with this party in Irvine, and why the hell shouldn’t they? Even considering the wealth of punk talent that has emerged from the otherwise conservative confines of Orange County, few bands have been as influential for so long, worldwide, as Mike Ness’ crew. They might not be as forthcoming with the new material anymore — they’ve released two albums in the past two decades — but what they do put out is always superb. At this gig they’ll be joined by Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Kills, Frank Turner, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Lips, Plague Vendor, Bully, and Mannequin Pussy, highlighting the fact that this is indeed a full-on anniversary party, and attendees should arrive ready to dance and sing.
Social Distortion’s 40th Anniversary Orange County show takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at FivePoint Amphitheatre.
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