The title of Social Distortion’s latest, White Light, White Heat, White Trash, cuts to the chase of what keeps the band plugged in after 15 years on the job—a God-fearing need to fess up to bad behavior, the hot buzz of guitars, and Mike Ness’ aesthetic, which is informed by his ex-con status and his belief that Johnny Cash and Johnny Rotten are equally punk. With ex–Black Flag and Circle Jerks drummer Chuck Biscuits now setting Social D’s pace, I wouldn’t expect that America’s loudest roots-rockers are thinking of unplugging anytime soon. Or for that matter, turning it down. With Glenmont Popes at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (Brett Anderson)