|If it weren't for bad luck, Social Distortion wouldn't have any at all.
But Mike Ness has been turning adversity into enthralling punk rock -- the kind
rooted in the dirt and the dust of country, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues --
for a quarter-century. Following a hiatus during which he made a couple decent
solo discs, and with a long-delayed full-band studio album said to be coming
next spring, Social Distortion kick off their first national tour since the
death of long-time guitarist Dennis Danell with a three-night stand in Boston.
They're at Axis (617-262-2437) on Friday, then take a very short roadtrip up
Commonwealth Avenue to the Paradise (617-562-8800) for shows on Saturday and