X @ The Annual Music Masters™ Oct 21st

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University will honor one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Johnny Cash, during the 21st Annual Music Masters™ series, presented by Klipsch Audio.

The “Man in Black,” who influenced not only his fellow country musicians, but also rockers from Bob Dylan to Trent Reznor, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The week-long celebration, October 17 - 22, will include the Annual Music Masters concert on Friday, October 21 at Playhouse Square’s State Theater, with Mike Ness of Social Distortion, singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell, legendary L.A. punk band X, and others who were influenced by the “Man in Black.”

For a full schedule of events and tickets visit ROCKHALL.COM

 

X Re-ZOOMed!

Hey Gang! Here we come!

~X~

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Aug 12 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA http://bit.ly/1SHK2Wb
Aug 13 Irving Plaza New York City, NY http://livemu.sc/26rA2b0
Aug 14 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA http://tktwb.tw/1pBU7cL
Aug 15 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA http://bit.ly/1rfrvaO
Aug 18 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI http://bit.ly/1VQpAXi
Aug 19 Metro Chicago, IL Aug 20 El Club Detroit, MI http://ticketf.ly/1TtKSWL
Aug 21 El Club Detroit, MI http://ticketf.ly/1SKC1Ty
Aug 27 Ohana Music & Art Fest Dana Point, CAhttp://www.theohanafest.com/
Aug 28 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA http://ticketf.ly/1VUJKir
Aug 29 McNears Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA http://tktwb.tw/1NPB4Sr

Tres Bandas Companeros

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Tickets on sale NOW!!!

May 6 Observatory Santa Ana http://tktwb.tw/1TxiHHM

May 7 Club Nokia Los Angeles http://bit.ly/20C86Nv

May 8 Observatory North Park San Diego http://tktwb.tw/1nIED6N

CINDY WASSERMAN

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EXENE CERVENKA OF X POSTS LETTER

 AT THE SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND WEBSITE

ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE CINDY WASSERMAN FUND TO HELP WITH CINDY’S MEDICAL EXPENSES

Exene Cervenka of X has posted a letter--at the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund website--about her friend and musical associate Cindy Wasserman of the band Dead Rock West:

"Cindy Wasserman, the singer you have heard on so many other artists’ recordings, needs your help. Recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Cindy still finished her touring obligations (with her singing partner Frank Drennen in Dead Rock West), opening all the shows X played over the summer and fall. Her captivating presence was felt by all who heard her voice; so warm, haunting, and timeless.  Dead Rock West then toured with Phil and Dave Alvin. All the while, Cindy never let on that she was ill. She wanted the audiences and her fellow tour mates to have a great time, a meaningful time, a joyful time.

Cindy Wasserman is that extremely rare combination of talent, grace, beauty and heart.  She works so hard to make you sound good on your recordings, and she sounds so good you wonder why it’s not you singing the harmony parts on her songs!

All of us in the music community, whether musicians, managers, promoters, singers, songwriters, sound people, everyone, are all grateful to have Cindy in our lives. She is truly loved, not just for her voice, but for the generosity, humor, positivity, and love and caring friendship she gives us. She is a source of a lot of light in this world.  That’s why to know Cindy, is to love Cindy.

Please help Cindy get through a very difficult time by supporting her now."

--Sincerely,

Exene Cervenka

Cindy Wasserman Fund: 

https://www.sweetrelief.org/program/cindy-wasserman-fund/

PARTIAL LIST OF ARTISTS CINDY HAS PERFORMED WITH:

Exene Cervenka DJ Bonebrake Peter Case Mark Olson Rob Wasserman

Eddie Vedder The Sadies Steve Poltz Joe Henry John Doe Dave Alvin

Rickie Lee Jones Bob Weir Grant Lee Phillips Mike Peters Duane Jarvis

The Young Dubliners Elliot Easton Nels Cline

Singer and sweet light of a human being Cindy Wasserman, a contributor to records by Rickie Lee Jones, Marc Olson, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Grant Lee Phillips, Peter Case and to her own hard working band Dead Rock West, was diagnosed in August 2015 with Breast Cancer. Anyone who knows or has met Cindy at shows or in private over the years will attest that the first thing they all remember (after marveling at that otherworldly voice of hers) is her infectious smile and warm hearted hugs. Never the rock n roll diva, she has spent her life supporting, encouraging and bringing a little light to other people with her music and her hugs. Now she needs our help.

She is in the early stages of treatment for this disease but her health and healing recovery look very very positive. This has understandably been a shock to her and her family but she has continued to tour hard this year. With over 100 dates with Dead Rock West, John Doe, X and Dave and Phil Alvin this year the shows particularly since August have brought her a whole lot of strength and joy that will contribute to her healing. She has meanwhile been carefully educating herself on her treatment options, meeting with professionals during tour breaks and building up her own body’s strength to prepare to enter treatment as soon as she gets home from her final tour date on Nov 21st.

Her expenses, however, are already mounting and her insurance is not covering much of it. We are asking you, her friends, fans and fellow music lovers, to get involved, contribute what you can and pass the word on to friends and family. Please help bring a little light to this sweethearted songbird for all the music and light that she has brought to us all of these years. Anything small or large helps immensely and we as well as her family and friends are hugely grateful for your support. Cindy herself says thank you so much for the outpouring already and that she is fully committed to a complete recovery and to recording the next Dead Rock West record as planned in 2016, with John Doe in the Producer’s chair this time!

More about Cindy and her music with Dead Rock West: 

www.deadrockwest.com

A compilation of songs from Cindy’s band Dead Rock West and some of her collaborations: https://soundcloud.com/dead-rock-west/sets/compilation/s-JxzuN

About Sweet Relief in general:

Since 1994 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has provided assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, composers & songwriters from across the country. Every musical genre is represented including poprockjazzclassicalcountrybluesreggaehip hop and all styles in between. Sweet Relief has served the music community by helping musicians with medical and living expenses including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities and other basic necessities.

About Sweet Relief’s Directed Artist Program:

Over the past several years Sweet Relief has developed a much needed and previously unavailable program to assist a substantially under-served constituency. Some artists face such overwhelming financial and personal distress when major illness or injury is coupled with a complete lack of, or grossly under-insured, health plan. In many of these cases, treatment for cancer, brain injury, stroke and MS can accrue expenses reaching several hundred thousands of dollars or more. Our organization takes on the role of organizer, administrator, advocate, event planner, and media partner to bring together family, friends, industry partners and fans when an overwhelming financial obstacle is encountered by the most unfortunate artist. We call this our Directed Artist Program.

For press inquiries about Cindy Wasserman and Dead Rock West, contact:

MSO PR:

818.380.0400

Mitch Schneider; [email protected]

Aaron Feterl; [email protected]

Mike Gowen; [email protected]

Our Very Own XMas Miracle! Billy Zoom to Play XMas Shows!

X XmasX ANNOUNCE ZOOM TO RETURN FOR ANNUAL“A FAMILY X-MAS” HOLIDAY TOUR

Tour Will See the Return of BILLY ZOOM to the Stage Following Cancer Treatment – Our Own “Xmas Miracle”

(Los Angeles – October 2015) X - THE Los Angeles Punk Leaders have announced their annual Holiday “X-Mas” Shows! Beginning with two shows in San Diego the day after Thanksgiving. The band will follow up with four nights at The Roxy in Los Angeles and one more in OC before heading north. Shows are scheduled for San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, ending their holiday tour with a special New Year’s Eve show at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Opening on all dates, except for New Years Eve, will be Mike Watt and the Secondmen.

The BEST news on this year’s annual holiday tour?? Billy Zoom - the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band, is planning to rejoin his longtime bandmates on stage, following his medical treatment for bladder cancer this past summer. When it was announced that Zoom would be sidelined his summer in order to undergo urgent treatment, his bandmates and X fans rallied around him, raising funds to help support Zoom and his family during the treatment process. Zoom is currently on break from the chemo treatment and ready to bring his infamous Cheshire grin back to stage left, where he belongs!

Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We're Desperate reveal X's raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n' roll. This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.

The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.

“A Family X-Mas Tour” with Mike Watt & The Secondmen Nov 27 Casbah San Diego, CA Nov 28 Casbah San Diego, CA Dec 3 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 4 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 5 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 6 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA Dec 11 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA Dec 15 The Independent San Francisco, CA Dec 16 The Independent San Francisco, CA Dec 18 Showbox Seattle, CA Dec 19 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Dec 20 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Dec 31 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA

X-Mas with X!

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Announcing X's X-Mas schedule **MIKE WATT confirmed to open for all shows**

>Tickets NOW ON SALE<

Fri/ 11-27San Diego The Casbah https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/942761?utm_medium=bks

 

Sat/11-28San Diego The Casbah https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/942761?utm_medium=bks

Thu/12-03Los Angeles, CAThe Roxyhttp://ticketf.ly/1NV2IhK

Fri/12-04Los Angeles, CAThe Roxyhttp://ticketf.ly/1EWXX22

Sat/12-05Los Angeles, CAThe Roxyhttp://ticketf.ly/1JjO28A

Sun/12-06Los Angeles, CAThe Roxyhttp://ticketf.ly/1WT1hGy

Fri/12-11San Juan Capistrano, CAThe Coach Househttp://tktwb.tw/1NxeuS9

Tue/12-15San Francisco, CAThe Independenthttp://ticketf.ly/1LtG53B

Wed/12-16San Francisco, CAThe Independenthttp://ticketf.ly/1MJrtPb

Fri/12-18Seattle, WAShowboxhttp://bit.ly/1ERf9Wx

Sat/12-19Portland, ORThe Star Thearehttp://bit.ly/1Kg7bMR

Sun/12-20Portland, ORThe Star Thearehttp://bit.ly/1U9StYH

Thu/12-31Agoura Hills, CAThe Canyon Clubhttp://bit.ly/1fGMbSD

Update: X 2015 "How I Learned My Lesson" Summer tour dates and ticket links

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X Album Show / Observatory 4 day pass http://tktwb.tw/1GcsMQE

Jul 9 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Los Angeles Album http://tktwb.tw/1SyAJas

Jul 10 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Wild Gift Album http://tktwb.tw/1Gcv3eD

Jul 11 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Under The Big Black Sun Album http://tktwb.tw/1IqwdDL

Jul 12 Observatory Santa Ana, CA More Fun in the New World Album http://bit.ly/1H5hof9

Jul 17 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT http://bit.ly/1TDC0P3

Jul 18 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA http://tktwb.tw/1QIsJX4

Jul 19 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA http://bit.ly/1Gqdg2L

Jul 22 Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland, OH (contact venue)

Jul 24 The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI http://tktwb.tw/1K2LvCX

Jul 26 City Winery, Chicago, IL http://bit.ly/1Gqdtms

Jul 27 City Winery, Chicago, IL http://bit.ly/1BCMHf9

Jul 28 City Winery, Chicago, IL http://bit.ly/1GctMnS

Jul 30 The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA http://bit.ly/1IqwUNl

Aug 1 City Winery, New York City, NY http://bit.ly/1L9Iamh

Aug 2 City Winery, New York City, NY http://bit.ly/1exN3cJ

Aug 3 City Winery, New York City, NY http://bit.ly/1exN3cJ

Aug 8 Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA http://bit.ly/1FYyuc5

Aug 28 Juneau Park (Sprecher Brewery’s 30th Anniversary), Milwaukee, WI http://bit.ly/1LlyWVc

Aug 29 Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN http://bit.ly/1MhQ9PW

Aug 30 Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA http://ticketf.ly/1PdMNfp

Sep 1 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS http://bit.ly/1RDG6CU

Sep 2 The Duckroom, St Louis, MO http://bit.ly/1BSJ4lf

Sep 4 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA http://livemu.sc/1JabiYt

Sep 5 Saturn, Birmingham, AL http://livemu.sc/1JabiYt

Sep 6 City Winery, Nashville, TN http://bit.ly/1fJZ3bj

Sep 8 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA http://ticketf.ly/1CyJdVP

Sep 9 Terminal West, Atlanta, GA http://ticketf.ly/1CyJ2d3

Sep 11 Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD http://bit.ly/1Hl0NlD

Sep 12 Hopscotch Fest, Raleigh, NC http://bit.ly/1ohQsPG

Sep 19 KAABOO Fest, Del Mar, CA http://bit.ly/1K3pMcF

X ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY STAND-IN FOR GUITARIST BILLY ZOOM

Zoom Undergoing Chemo for Cancer Will Miss Summer Dates Texas Guitarist – JESSE DAYTON – To Sit-In for Zoom

(Los Angeles – July 10, 2015)  It was announced yesterday, Billy Zoom - the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band X will not be joining his bandmates on their July and August dates as he seeks immediate medical treatment for bladder cancer.

Texas guitar player, Jesse Dayton (Waylon Jennings, Supersuckers) will be sitting in for the iconic guitarist temporarily.

Dates beginning on July 17th in Ridgefield, CT and continuing through August 3 in NY at City Winery will feature Dayton stepping in for Billy.  Remaining festival dates in August and September are yet to be determined.

As was previously announced, X, the long-time leaders of the L.A. Punk Scene,  will perform at the KCRW “Sound in Focus” Annenberg Live Series on August 8th with Dwight Yoakam.  The concert is free for all ages; those interested in attending need to RSVP at KCRW.comX have also been confirmed to perform at this year’s Hopscotch festival on September 12th in Raleigh, NC as well as September 19th at the Kaaboo Festival held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA.

Beginning yesterday and continuing through the weekend, X bring their 4-Album Show plays to The Observatory in Orange County with Billy in his original position, trademark Cheshire grin and all.

Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA's flourishing first wave punk scene. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We're Desperate reveal X's raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n' roll.  This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.

The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.  Jesse Dayton fills in for Billy Zoom from July 17 – August 3.

  

Please donate to Support “Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer’s Butt” Fight by visiting:

http://www.gofundme.com/yx66a4

X GUITARIST – BILLY ZOOM – DIAGNOSED WITH BLADDER CANCER

X GUITARIST – BILLY ZOOM – DIAGNOSED WITH BLADDER CANCER

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IMMEDIATE TREATMENT TO CONTINUE – ZOOM WILL STILL PERFORM AT ORANGE COUNTY ALBUM PLAY SHOWS THIS WEEKEND  

REPLACEMENT TO BE NAMED FOR JULY-AUGUST DATES SO X CAN CONTINUE WITH THE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ZOOM

(Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2015)  Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer.   Yesterday, Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease.  The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.

In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer.

X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory.  Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.

 

X will continue with their previously announced July and August mid-west and east coast tour dates as planned in support of Billy and his family.  A replacement for Zoom will be announced shortly.

X and manager, Mike Rouse, have begun a fund to help Zoom with his upcoming medical costs.

Statement from X: 

In the music community, we all take turns helping each other & have since the beginning. Punk rock and benefits always went hand in hand: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there. Now it's our turn to help Billy Zoom, the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend I know. I would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes. Billy has begun chemo treatment at Cedars Sinai for Bladder cancer. He has a long road ahead of him but we are confident he's beat cancer once and he'll do it again!

Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way! Donating a few bucks will help take away some of his financial stress and worry. It's the punk rock thing to do.

Exene, John, DJ, and Mike

Please donate to Support Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer Fight by visiting:

http://www.gofundme.com/yx66a4

NEW dates and revised Tour Schedule

NEW dates and revised Tour Schedule

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X 2015 "How I Learned My Lesson" Summer tour dates and ticket links

  1. X Album Show / Observatory 4 day pass

http://tktwb.tw/1GcsMQE

  1. Jul 9 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Los Angeles Album

http://tktwb.tw/1SyAJas

  1. Jul 10 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Wild Gift Album

http://tktwb.tw/1Gcv3eD

  1. Jul 11 Observatory Santa Ana, CA Under The Big Black Sun Album

http://tktwb.tw/1IqwdDL

  1. Jul 12 Observatory Santa Ana, CA More Fun in the New World Album

http://bit.ly/1H5hof9

  1. Jul 17 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT

http://bit.ly/1TDC0P3

  1. Jul 18 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA

http://tktwb.tw/1QIsJX4

  1. Jul 19 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA

http://bit.ly/1Gqdg2L

  1. Jul 22 Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland, OH

http://www7.ticketingcentral.com/V2/Quantity.aspx?t=32BAB9808D2774D9AAEFEE1&og=-1

  1. Jul 24 The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

http://tktwb.tw/1K2LvCX

  1. Jul 26 City Winery, Chicago, IL

http://bit.ly/1Gqdtms

  1. Jul 27 City Winery, Chicago, IL

http://bit.ly/1BCMHf9

  1. Jul 28 City Winery, Chicago, IL

http://bit.ly/1GctMnS

  1. Jul 30 The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

http://bit.ly/1IqwUNl

  1. Aug 1 City Winery, New York City, NY

http://bit.ly/1L9Iamh

  1. Aug 2 City Winery, New York City, NY

http://bit.ly/1exN3cJ

  1. Aug 3 City Winery, New York City, NY

http://bit.ly/1exN3cJ

  1. Aug 8 Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

http://bit.ly/1FYyuc5

  1. Aug 28 Juneau Park (Sprecher Brewery’s 30th Anniversary), Milwaukee, WI

http://bit.ly/1LlyWVc

  1. Aug 30 Wooly's, Des Moines, IA

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/911979

    1. Sep 1 The Bottleneck, Lawrence,

http://bit.ly/1RDG6CU

  1. Sep 2 The Duckroom, St Louis, MO

http://bit.ly/1BSJ4lf

  1. Sep 4 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

http://livemu.sc/1JabiYt

  1. Sep 5 Saturn, Birmingham, AL

http://livemu.sc/1JabiYt

  1. Sep 6 City Winery, Nashville, TN

http://bit.ly/1fJZ3bj

  1. Sep 8 Terminal West, Athens, GA

http://ticketf.ly/1N1125k

  1. Sep 9 Georgia Theatre, Atlanta, GA

http://bit.ly/1M8yqcx

  1. Sep 11 Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD

http://bit.ly/1Hl0NlD

  1. Sep 12 Hopscotch Fest, Raleigh, NC

http://bit.ly/1ohQsPG

  1. Sep 19 KAABOO Fest, Del Mar, CA

http://bit.ly/1K3pMcF

"The Dust of Sunlight: Exene Cervenka, Journals and Collage 1974 - 2015"

"The Dust of Sunlight: Exene Cervenka, Journals and Collage 1974 - 2015"

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SLOAN Projects is pleased to present The Dust of Sunlight: Exene Cervenka, Journals and Collage 1974-2015, curated by Kristine McKenna. On view June 6 through July 04, 2015. A reception for the artist and book signing will be held Saturday, June 6 from 5-8pm.SLOAN Projects: Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery B5 Santa Monica, CA 90404

All images by Exene Cervenka

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X at KCRW Los Angeles

X at KCRW Los Angeles

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Free ACOUSTIC performance on Saturday August 8 at KCRW in Los Angeles. KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation are presenting a series of free summer concerts, 'Sound In Focus'. More details: kcrw.com/soundinfocus

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Summer Shows

Summer Shows

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What I did on my summer vacation- 5/22/15 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

5/23/15 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

5/24/15 – Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke

7/9/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory Orange County

7/10/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory Orange County

7/11/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory Orange County

7/12/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory Orange County

7/17/15 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse

7/18/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

7/19/15 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre

7/22/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper

7/24/15 – Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag

7/26/15 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery

7/27/15 – Chicago, IL @ City

7/28/15 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery

7/30/15 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

8/1/15 – New York, NY @ City Winery

8/2/15 – New York, NY @ City Winery

8/3/15 – New York, NY @ City Winery

8/8/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA

9/12/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival

9/19/15 – Del Mar, CA @ KABOO Music Festival

Michael Hyatt / The Darkroom

Michael Hyatt / The Darkroom

THE DARKROOM HONORS LOS ANGELES PUNK ROCK THROUGH THE BAND “X”, WITH A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND CELEBRATION BEGINNING APRIL 16TH WHAT: In continuation of The Darkroom’s photographic retrospectives honoring influential bands and musicians, the Melrose bar will recognize the groundbreaking Los Angeles punk rock band X. The exhibit, debuting Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 7-10 p.m., features exclusive snapshots by prominent rock photographer Michael Hyatt, and highlights the band’s definitive significance in the city and music history. The print collection, documenting X, invites guests to revel in the Los Angeles-formed group’s legacy, which was among the first wave of ground-breaking punk artists who paved the way for rebellious American punk in the 1970’s. To coincide with the two-month exhibit, specialty themed cocktails and bites named after X songs and albums will be available paying homage to their music, including: White Girl with lemon-basil infused rum, crème de pêche, pineapple gomme, and coconut-infused sparkling water Big Black Sun with tequila, mint, passion fruit, orange, and a blueberry/mint syrup float Hungry Wolf Burger with white cheddar, bacon, and honey butter The Darkroom’s celebration of the Los Angeles punk scene continues throughout the weekend, culminating on Saturday, April 18th at 4:30 p.m. with a New Orleans-style memorial procession paying tribute to local punk icons of times past—Darby Cash of the Germs, Lux Interior of the Cramps, and Jeffrey Lee Pierce from Gun Club. Punk enthusiasts can join in honoring deceased rock stars on Saturday’s march through the Melrose neighborhood, beginning and ending at The Darkroom. Those who wear a black armband will receive one complimentary cocktail at the conclusion of the parade at The Darkroom, where they can peruse the art exhibit, sip libations, and mingle with other likeminded fans. WHEN: X Photography Exhibit Event Thursday April 16th, 2015 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Procession Saturday, April 18th, 2015 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. WHERE: The Darkroom 7302 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.931.3800 INFO: Facebook.com/TheDarkroomLA About The Darkroom West Hollywood's neighborhood watering hole, The Darkroom, imbues a cultural stamp reflective of music, photography, and general revelry. The Darkroom boasts a signature cocktail menu, wine, and a variety of ice-cold brews, along with a comprehensive food menu inviting guests to indulge in dinner and weekend brunch. Rounding out the experience is its old-school jukebox permeating tunes of today and yesterday, and the retro photo booth capturing festive memories that accentuate the bar’s namesake. For more information, visithttp://www.facebook.com/TheDarkroomHollywood About Michael Hyatt Since 1968, Michael Hyatt's work has ranged from street photography in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico and Ireland to documenting the performances and backstage activities of prominent punk rock and roots rock bands in Los Angeles from 1980 to 1986. After moving to Arizona in late 1986, his camerawork focused on a variety of subjects including the U.S./Mexico borderlands. For twenty years from 1987 to 2007, Michael also hosted the country roots radio show Route 66 on KXCI, Tucson. In 1997 he began producing the critically acclaimed Classic Railroad Songs series for Rounder Records.1. LA  X Exhibition 2. LA X Exhibition