Summer Shows

Summer Shows


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: 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, visit 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

Kaaboo Del Mar

We are excited to be performing at @KAABOOdelmar in San Diego this September! Join us for a three-day sound voyage that combines 7 stages of music and comedy in a modern

wonderland on the warm shores of the Pacific. Passes on sale now:


Exene Shirts

Exene Shirts

Chris Shary is doing a limited to 500 run of these Exene shirts. Click >here< for yours! or go to

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From Chris Shary:

Few singers/poets express the feel of what it is to be an inhabitant of the United Sates as well as Exene Cervenka and John Doe. Their seminal band X, formed in 1977 at the birth of the punk movement in Los Angeles, has beautifully described pride, repulsion, and confusion about the land they live in like no other. I cannot drive out of Los Angeles without singing "She has to leave…". Exene is a true original, and certainly one of the most important woman in rock music. This image was captured from X's performance in Penelope Spheeris' landmark film "Decline of Western Civilization", a film where so many go their first exposer to the punk scene in Southern California. This is as OG and legit as you can get in the punk world.


ROCKBAR THEATER San Jose, CA: January 31, 2015

ROCKBAR THEATER San Jose, CA: January 31, 2015

Screen shot 2015-01-07 at 5.50.42 PM This event benefits the Sweet Relief Musician's Fund.

Event information and tickets here:

X Family X-Mas w/The Blasters AGAIN!

It's become a tradition for us to perform during the X-Mas season. (Well they named it after us didn't they?) And after all the fun we had with The Blasters last year how could we not invite them back again? We hope you agree! Here's to a great finish to a long year. Merry X-Mas Everyone! Fri 12/05 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ Sun 12/07 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ Thu 12/11 The Casbah San Diego, CA Fri 12/12 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA Sat 12/13 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA Thu 12/18 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Fri 12/19 El Corazon Seattle, WA Sat 12/20 El Corazon Seattle, WA Sun 12/21 The Star Theatre Portland, OR Fri 12/26 The Fillmore San Francisco CA Sat 12/27 The Fillmore San Francisco CA

2014 Live tracks now on Soundcloud

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X -Still Got Some Tricks Up Our Sleeve

X Billy Zoom John Doe Exene DJWho says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? X will be performing a couple new tricks this year. With our 4 album plays in LA, NYC, Chicago and Cleveland the band will be performing their first four records in their entirety with guest musicians helping the band to recreate live the recorded versions of their songs. Some of the songs have never been performed live by the original line up. The band will be turning it down a notch (so to speak) and concentrating on the songs, with the West Coast Acoustic Tour - performing acoustic versions of your favorite X songs, beginning at Pappy & Harriet's and finishing up with a headlining spot at Pick-A-Thon in Happy Valley OR.

And we've still got a bunch of rock shows all over these United States. We hope to see you soon in a city near you! Here's to a GREAT SUMMER!

Date City/State Venue Ticket Link 4 Album Shows 10-Jul Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre 11-Jul Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre 12-Jul Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre 13-Jul Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre 4 Night Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre - 4 Night Passes

Acoustic West Coast Tour 19-Jul Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's 20-Jul Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern 23-Jul San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company 24-Jul Grass Valley, CA The Center for the Arts 26-Jul Napa, CA City Winery - Napa 30-Jul Seattle, WA The Triple Door 31-Jul Seattle, WA The Triple Door 02-Aug Happy Valley, OR Pick-A-Thon 03-Aug Happy Valley, OR Pick-A-Thon

Rock Shows 18-Aug Atlanta, GA Center Stage 20-Aug Washington, DC Black Cat

4 Album Shows 21-Aug New York, NY City Winery - New York 22-Aug New York, NY City Winery - New York 23-Aug New York, NY City Winery - New York 24-Aug New York, NY City Winery - New York

Rock Shows 26-Aug Cambridge, MA The Sinclair 28-Aug Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero 29-Aug Hartford, CT Webster Theater TNT Fest 31-Aug Pittsburgh, PA Alter Bar 2-Sep Chicago, IL City Winery - Chicago 3-Sep Chicago, IL City Winery - Chicago 4-Sep Chicago, IL City Winery - Chicago 5-Sep Chicago, IL City Winery - Chicago 6-Sep Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag 8-Sep Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme 9-Sep Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall 10-Sep Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall 11-Sep Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall 12-Sep Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall

SXSW 2014


We're Broadcasting Live from Seattle to Everywhere!

Our friends at KEXP in Seattle invited us over for an in-studio session when we come to town for the El Corazon shows.

[Hey Seattle - We're coming over Friday 12/20 & Saturday 12/21

John Doe and Exene will be performing LIVE on:  Saturday - Dec. 21, 2013  at 3:00 pm Pacific Time

 IN SEATTLE? Tune it to 90.3 FM

SOMEWHERE ELSE? Stream John and Exene LIVE at KEXP.ORG

  • [In Brazil?  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:00:00 PM KEXP.ORG . Need a Time Zone Converter ? –>  ]

TO JOIN THE X LIVE on KEXP Facebook Event Click -> HERE!


12.15.13 X at Mystic Theater -Artist: Scott Walker

X-MAS 2013 TOUR UPDATE: 12/15 Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA (sold out - but here's Scott Walker's great poster for your enjoyment. more?). 12/19 Roseland Theater in Portland, OR (tickets available!).  12/20 & 12/21 El Corozon in Seattle, WA (tickets available!).

The X-mas 2013 Poster Series is Now!

[ UPDATED 12.31.13 - Series is complete. ] Less than week to X-mas 2013! The vans are ready, the T-shirts are screened and the posters are being pulled all around the country as I type.

That’s right- X has once again assembled an unbeatable art force-du-jour!  Here are some of the results. HERE – RIGHT NOW – before you even get to the show! And as more posters come in - we'll add them too!

Merry X-Mas everyone! See you at the show!

Thank you to our friends and artists for making us look so good AGAIN!

~X~   (Note: click the poster for the slide show. Artists websites listed below image if you want one for your very own! Or get it at the Show!)


X-Mas 2013 ..the poster series line-up

It's happening - right now across the country. Some of our favorite talent is creating another epic series of X art. Remember you can get posters either at the X show OR directly from the Artist (click the poster image for artist website.) Here's the Series line-up with a sample of a previous X piece(s) for your enjoyment!


FRANCISCO RAMIREZ Nov. 29, 2013 Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ



9.24.11 X at Riot Fest East PA -Artist: Steve Walters11.30.13 Rialto Theater AZ -Artist: Steve Walters---------------------------------

STEVE WALTERS Nov. 30, 2013 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ


  10.6.11 X at The Cabooze MN -Artist: Dale Flattum---------------------------------

DALE FLATTUM Dec. 5, 2013 Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA



1.26.13 X at Observatory CA -Artist: Spike MarbleX - 30 at Los Angelesy CA -Artist: Spike Marble---------------------------------

SPIKE MARBLE Dec. 6 & 7, 2013 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA


  12.26.12 X at Crystal Palace -Artist: Miles Stegall

MILES STEGALL Dec. 8, 2013 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA



12.29.12 X at Slims  -Artist: Fiona Bruce

FIONA BRUCE Dec. 12, 2013 SLO Brewing - San Luis Obispo, CA


  9.25.11 X at Stone Pony NJ -Artist: Lil Tuffy ---------------------------------

LIL TUFFY Dec. 13, 2013 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA 



11.3.12 X at Granada Theater -Artists: Henry "loco" Contreras & Emilio Contreras FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/HENRY-CONTRERAS---------------------------------

HENRY CONTRERUS "LOCO" Dec. 14, 2013 Strummers - Fresno, CA


   12.4.12 X at 930 Club -Artist: Scott Walker ---------------------------------

SCOTT WALKER DEC. 15, 2013 Mystic Threatre - Petaluma, CA



MATT VILLAND Dec. 19, 2013 Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR



12.27.12 X at Ace of Spades -Artist: Pete Cardoso

PETE CORDOSO Dec. 20, 2013 El Corazon - Seattle, WA




DAVID GALLO Dec.21, 2013 El Corazon - Seattle, WA


 X at Double Door, IL -Artist: Dan MacAdam---------------------------------

DAN MACADAM Dec. 31, 2013 Gas Monkey Garage Anniversary- Dallas, TX



 Official X Poster Series

 2011 X the Los Angeles Tour

2011 X-mas Tour

 2012 X-35 Tour 

X Tour Update: Shows added &...the posters are back!

In only 15 days we play the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix Arizona - kicking off the 2013 X-mas tour!

It's been busy as a few more clubs have come on board and some of our favorite poster artists are now creating the 4th official X Tour Series for X-mas 2013. [We'll be posting the complete poster artist line-up Saturday 11/16 - So check back!]



12/5 Thursday - Ventura Theatre , Ventura CA



12/15 Sunday - Mystic Theatre , Petaluma CA



12/31 New Years Eve with My Jerusalem - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas TX





1/15/2014 Wednesay - The Whiskey's 50th Anniversary, Los Angeles CA [Congratulations!]



A FAMILY X-MAS TOUR:  11/26 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix - 11/30 Rialto Theatre, Tucson - 12/5 Ventura Theatre, Ventura - 12/6 & 7 Observatory, Santa Ana - 12/8 Belly Up, Solana Beach - 12/12 SLO Brewing, San Luis Obispo - 12/13  Fillmore, San Francisco - 12/14 Strummers, Fresno - 12/15 Mystic Theater, Petaluma - 12/19 Roseland Theater, Portland - 12/20 & 21 El Corazon, Seattle - Then for New Year's Gas Monkey Garage with My Jerusalem Dallas. [FOR TICKETS -Click Here]

Beer anyone?

beerWhen our friend Scott of Burnt Hickory Brewery asked us if he could make an X beer... SURE - if you bring us some when we hit the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta on October 1st!

So Scott made an X IPA, a video and he's sharing his receipe for We're Desperate with everyone - (click here)

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X IS ON TOUR NOW with Blondie:  9/30 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN  - 10/1  Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA -   10/3 Keewick Theatre, Glenside, PA  - 10/4  Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY  -  10/5  HOB, Boston, MA (X only)