Mike Ness of Social Distortion (Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Mike Ness of Social Distortion (Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Heavily influential Californian punks Social Distortion released their latest album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, this past January. It arrived seven long years after the veteran band’s previous collection.

To continue celebration of the release, tonight Social Distortion will perform songs from the album during a live concert webcast from Los Angeles. The show will be preceded by the world premiere of the new short film Machine Gun Blues, and the action gets started at 8pm Pacific (11pm Eastern).

Trailer for Machine Gun Blues:

For a little background on the band, Last.fm Trends took a look at scrobbling (a.k.a. listening) stats to see how fans have so far been interacting with Social Distortion and their new album.

The punk veterans have been creating a noise since 1983. However, with Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes being only their seventh studio album, they haven’t been the most prolific of bands.

Despite this they still boast 9,980,538 scrobbles – a great achievement for any punk band. Other Californian punk acts, such as Bad Religion (39,916,182 scrobbles) and Rancid (23,165,351 scrobbles), have both fared better. Both, though, have also been more frequent in their creative output.

Social D’s lead single “Machine Gun Blues” has been scrobbled 98,078 times – making it #8 on their six month chart. It is joined in the top ten by another track from Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, “Dead Zombie,” which has been scrobbled 32,255 times.

Watch the film premiere and live concert with Social Distortion tonight (Thursday, April 21) starting at 8pm Pacific (11pm Eastern) on KROQ!

You can also watch the concert right here:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

By the way, if you can’t make it to a computer to watch the webcast tonight, tune in Friday morning (April 22) at 9am PST (noon EST) for a special encore presentation!

Social Distortion live acoustic set at KROQ this past January

Find out more about Social Distortion by visiting their Last.fm page.


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