Hope you got your Social Distortion (socialdistortion.com) tickets early, because all four shows at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood are sold out. Tickets for the Nov. 3-6 shows, nearly more coveted than those damn Wonka Golden Tickets, sold out in under a week. After 26 years and a few lineup changes, the quartet still stars hyper-tattooed poster boy Mike Ness on guitar and vocals. Regular Social D bassist John Maurer opted not to tour, so Rancid's Matt Freeman has been wrangled to fill in. The legendary D are touring on last year's Sex, Love and Rock 'n Roll, their first album in eight years.
Cult favorite Brian Jonestown Massacre lost their tour van, U-Haul trailer and all their equipment in New York City. It disappeared before their scheduled show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on Sunday, Sept. 18. BJM publicity gal Betsy Palmer was unable to confirm whether the van and trailer were stolen or towed, though she admits theft "sounds possible." The band also was unable to play their Sept. 19 show at Ottobar in Baltimore, and their future plans are uncertain.
Before you go clicking No Direction Home: Bob Dylan -- A Martin Scorsese Picture into your Netflix queue, turn the channel to PBS this Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 9 each night, where even cable holdouts who use rabbit ears can tune in for free. The acclaimed documentary covers the wild-haired icon's career from 1961-66.
Around town: Tennessee Leg Hounds, Benny's (517 W. Colorado Ave.), Sept. 22; Ron Milne, It's a Grind Coffee House (3236 Centennial Blvd.), Sept. 23; Ceol Ceili, Jack Quinn's (21 S. Tejon St.), Sept. 23; Pale Room with DJ Juicebox, Benny's, Sept. 24.
Go north: The Eyeliners, Bluebird Theater, Denver, Oct. 10; Sleater-Kinney, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Oct. 14; The Gossip, Larimer Lounge, Denver, Oct. 14; Gogol Bordello, Bluebird Theater, Oct. 15; Lucero, Gothic Theatre, Oct. 16.
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