Social Distortion’s weekend tour stop at Grand Rapids’ 20 Monroe Live was just part of a music week that also featured concerts by Arturo Sandoval, Blockhead, Kind Country and more.
Mike Ness and Social Distortion have been cranking out their unique spin on punk for an astounding 40 years and it doesn’t look like they’ll be stopping anytime soon.
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With Will Hoge and Pony Bradshaw opening the show, Social Distortion uncorked its fiery rock ‘n’ roll for 1,500 or so fans at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Saturday, part of a U.S. tour that wraps up back in the band’s home state of California on Oct. 28.
The group even played “some oldies off their first album,” according to Local Spins photographer Tony Norkus.
But that was just part of West Michigan’s week of eclectic music with award-winning jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval playing St. Cecilia Music Center, hip hop/DJ producer Blockhead (with Yppah and Arms & Sleepers) stopping at The Pyramid Scheme, Minnesota bluegrass/folk/jam band Kind Country (with David S. Kruse) playing Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, and to close out the weekend, Collective Soul (with Stir) rocking 20 Monroe Live on Sunday night. Check out the photo galleries here.
PHOTO GALLERY: Social Distortion, Will Hoge, Pony Bradshaw at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Anthony Norkus
PHOTO GALLERY: Arturo Sandoval at St. Cecilia Music Center
Photos by Blake Wisz
PHOTO GALLERY: Blockhead at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Katy Batdorff