Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings a Little Religion and Politics to Portland

Note: For a review of the July 2018 show at the Roseland Theater click here. Social Distortion returned to Portland, OR for the second time in 18 months on Friday at the Roseland Theater this time in support of their 2017 Spring Tour which featured two new songs, a wide selection of their 90s fare, some political speak and an ounce of religion. Last time around the Southern California punk band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their eponymous album, this time they drew heavily from 1992’s Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell and 1996’s White Light White Heat White Trash, which … Continue reading Concert Review: Social Distortion Brings a Little Religion and Politics to Portland

Concert Review: Duran Duran Throws Two Day Bash in Palm Springs

What a party. Duran Duran commenced their short 2017 Spring Tour on Friday at the most enjoyable The Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA (just outside Palm Springs) with sold-out back-to-back performances at the 2,000 seat venue. The Tour of the Americas, which heads south in a few weeks to central America before wrapping up the States in April, continues support for the band’s successful album Paper Gods, out a year and a half ago. Both nights offered the same setlist (and no opening act) with an order change for a couple of songs on Night 2. … Continue reading Concert Review: Duran Duran Throws Two Day Bash in Palm Springs