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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

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]

More X-mas & poster fun NOW

THE VAN IS LOADED AND WE'RE HEADING NORTH... Bakersfield - Sacramento - SF are you ready?

& here is the latest art from the X-35 poster series featuring some of our favorite artists. The posters are ususally sold out by the end of each X show, but they are also available from the artists directly and your support of their art is appreciated. - Cheers!  [click here for links to ALL X artists]

UPDATE X-MAS '12 SHOWS:  12/26 Crystal Palace, Bakersfield  -  12/27 Ace of Spades, Sacramento  -  12/28 & 29 Slims, San Francisco


2013 Calendar Ready!

2013 Gallery 1331 X Calendar Our friend Michael Hyatt has just finished his 2013 art calendar featuring never before published photos of X and friends. You can check it out by clicking here.

John, D.J., Exene, Billy - Houston, 1980"2013 Gallery 1331 Calendar of Photographs & Dates of Interest

The 2013 Gallery 1331 X Calendar of Photographs & Dates of Interest features sixteen shots of X and one of The Knitters. Dates of musical, historical and humorous importance grace every day of the year. Want to know the birthdates of John, Exene, Billy and D.J. plus that of Top Jimmy and Ray Manzarek, look no further that this 2013 calendar. Several hundred more birthdates are included by rock, blues, jazz, folk, Americana and roots country artists as well as recording dates by Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, etc. The credits page features a complete discography of X albums and all the solo projects by each band member." - from Micheal's website

Heading home from Texas...

The van is packed and we are heading home from Austin & Dallas. Texas was KICK-ASS! If you missed it - you lose, but the consolation prizeS... these show posters

AND 2 reviews from our night at the Granada courtesy of the Dallas News - thanks Robert for coming out! Click here to read..  

and.. Jam Magazine Online - Thanks David! Click here to read...

Be sure not to miss the shows coming up  with Dallas' own Reverand Horton Heat on the east coast & the Annual X-mas run on the west coast.

(To see the full X-35 Poster Series - click here.)

PS- To everyone on the East Coast, take care of each other and we'll see you next month. ~X~

More X Poster Fun...for this weekend 9/7-8

It's been too long since we had a new poster for our X-35 shows and we heard that people have been missing them. Hell, we've been missing them! So... here are 2 more by our new friend Xray to tied you over until we hit Texas in November. Thanks Xray for taking on 2 shows... See you at the Observatory tomorrow and Saturday! ~X~

To check out the full X-35 Tour Poster Series - click here.

In November we have some great artists lined up.Some new and some old friends. Back on board are both Billy Perkins from the Los Angeles Tour Poster Series for Fun,Fun,Fun Fest and Lil' Tuffy from the Los Angeles Tour Poster Series and the Xmas 2011 Poster Series.


X at the Observatory Friday 9/7 and Saturday 9/8 - Tickets are still available - Come out!

The Observatory 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA. 714.957.0600

X-35..tomorrow - the poster series...NOW

[All posters, but 1 are here] X-35 Tour kicks off Friday...and marks 35 years since X became X. 

Here we are again...another tour. It feels like a small insurgent movement...not quite a full scale military exercise as it's really just the band, the crew & the vans. lol!  Still, there's a lot of nuts & bolts to handle before each run -not the least of which is connecting with talented people across the country to create each tour's poster series.

Art in all forms has always been a part of X since the beginning. We're happy that the 'ol inner-web gives us a way to reach out to the art community and has expanded our art program to -almost- every show.  The X-35 Tour Poster Series is starting to roll out and we're pretty excited to share them with you. HERE - RIGHT NOW - before you even get to the show!

A special thanks from the band to each and everyone of you artists for making us and the world look a little bit better  ~X~  

Notes: click 'permalink' to comment on posters & ...The X-35 Tour will be adding shows & posters throughout 2012. We'll let you know when we update this post via FB & Twitter 

Heading north for Xmas...

Xmas isn't over...

We are in the vans today and heading to..Crystal Palace in Bakersfield (12/28) Harlows in Sacramento (12/29) and then Slims in SF (12/30 & 31)(the Xmas poster series is now complete. Thank you to the artists- amazing work guys & gal! click here)

Last week or so, Exene talked with Lory Gil about South America, Pearl Jam, Xmas and's the interview for you.

and John looks back on 2011 and forward to 2012 with Matt Munoz... click here.

Hope to see you soon, thank you for a great 2011 and Happy New Years all! ~X~

X~Mas 2011 Rock N Roll Revival posters are here...can we get an AMEN?

It's that time of year again....we're back from South America and we're happy to play for the home crowd. Another batch of really talented people have lent a hand in making us look good. We are rather fond of their work and would encourage you to check out some of their other work as well.

We do appreciate you all and please enjoy each other people. The world could use a little more of that.

Merry X-Mas All!  ~X~

The 2011 X mas  Poster Series is now complete! ~X~  (click the poster to view slide show. posters are available at shows..or from the artists - websites listed below image. To comment on a poster- click image "permalink")

Exene on...the los angeles tour, the posters...

"thank you everyone who came out to the shows and those we'll see soon in pensacola and new orleans.

this is a really fun tour, very exciting! love the energy that we are all making together.

and a thank you to the artists who made the posters for each and every city. they are all so good. i tried to get one every night, but sometimes they were gone too fast!" (The final two posters of the los angeles tour are here - we'll make sure exene gets them)

"soon x is leaving for south america, costa rica, and mexico. playing with pearl jam is already thrilling, and to be able to see the world too?!

sometimes you feel like things are too tough and they sure are these days. and sometimes you feel like life is great, and you realize how lucky you are. x is surrounded with compassionate, strong, truly good people."

love exene and x


X Los Angeles Tour : the posters

So....Sept 14th...Tour is right around the corner. Can you smell the ink? The Tshirts are being screened and the posters are being pulled as I type. If you wondered why you haven't seen the art guy in your neighborhood lately... well it's because X has assembled an unbeatable art force du jour!

That's right- artists from around the country have contributed to this tour's posters and here are some of the results. HERE - RIGHT NOW - before you even get to the show! Check em out...we think they do super work! Thanks gang for making us look good!

The 2011 X  Los Angeles Tour Poster Series is now complete! ~X~   (Note: click the poster for larger view & show. Artists websites listed below image if you want one for your very own)