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X at KCRW Los Angeles

X at KCRW Los Angeles


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:


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

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 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]

Announcing X-mas 2013 with The Blasters!

X-mas 2013 The holidays are around the corner and so are we!

Being on the road with long-time friends Blondie is so great, we thought we'd do the same for this year's X-mas.

The Blasters are like family and we can't wait to again share the stage with them.

Mark your calendars & we'll see you soon! ~X~

----A FAMILY X-MAS.... Tickets on Sale 9/27.

29-Nov Fri Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom  On Sale
30-Nov Sat Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre  On Sale
5-Dec Thur Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre  On Sale
6-Dec Fri Santa Ana, CA The Observatory  On Sale
7-Dec Sat Santa Ana, CA The Observatory  On Sale
8-Dec Sun Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern  On Sale
12-Dec Thur San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing  On Sale
13-Dec Fri San Francisco, CA The Fillmore  On Sale
14-Dec Sat Fresno, CA Strummer’s  On Sale
15-Dec Sun Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre On Sale
19-Dec Thur Portland, OR Roseland Theater  On Sale
20-Dec Fri Seattle, WA El Corazon  On Sale
21-Dec Sat Seattle, WA El Corazon  On Sale
*31-Dec Tue Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N Grill  On Sale


X at Pershing Square

We are now heading East for the No Principals Tour with Blondie. Thanks Los Angeles for a great and memorable send off.   ~X~X at Pershing Square Los Angeles

(The MadInk.  photoS by Brandise)


“Looking out over the crowds, with the downtown skyscrapers as a backdrop behind us, in our own hometown, was a pretty awesome experience for us,”  - John Doe.   

From Louise Capone: "The downtown stage audience was great and for X to give back to the Los Angeles community was fantastic. The dept of Recreation and Parks was proud to be a part of it."


Next Up:  X will join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour”.   Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia before wrapping October 4th in New York City at Roseland Ballroom.  

A Night for our brother Phil...

This show is long over, but not the music! We can not thank you enough for making this one very special night. The love and joy in that room was overwhelming.

The bands were ALL on their game this night. Each one enjoying the other and all playing like their lives depended on it.

Below are a few of our favorite images courtesy of our good friend Brandise Danesewich.[click an image for slide show]

Thanks again for helping us give back to you and our brother Phil Alvin.

[2013 is shaping up and we'll keep updating the show page and over on Facebook to.]

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


San Diego 12/23 just added to X-mas Tour!

Hey San Diego - The Casbah has invited us to bring X-mas to San Diego on Dec. 23rd!  We'll be there, will you? ~X~

Casbah tickets here

TOUR Notes: X will be touring the East Coast 11/30-12/8 with the Reverend Horton Heat. (NYC, Boston, DC, Baltimore, Philly, Asbury Park)   X-mas 2012 on the West Coast runs 12/15-12/29 (Phoenix, Hollywood, San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, Bako, Sacramento, & SF)  Click here for schedule

thinking of Starland Ballroom and those on the East Coast

Hey gang listen up. Our friends at the Starland Ballroom got hit hard with Sandy and as many of you know they are closed for a little while. If you can help out the people of the east coast- please do...this entire area is still  impacted and can use your attention.

The folks over at the Wonder Bar 5th and Ocean, Asbury Park, NJ 732-502-8886 have graciously lent us a hand in giving us a place to play on Dec.7th. Help us help New Jersey ($5 from every ticket will be donated to the Monmouth County Food Bank.) We're also working on Starland tickets being accepted at either the Wonder Bar or the philly TLA show...stay tuned and please check with the venues. (UPDATE 11/20: -  the Starland will be issuing ticket refunds - so please contact the Wonder Bar & TLA directly to go to those shows- thanks.)

Sometimes we all need a little help...there are a lot of people still reeling from the storms and could use a little help.  thanks ~X~

from the Starland via @aysialuna5

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PS- Starland when you re-open - we'd love to play your 10 year anniversary.

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~

X-35 Part 2'ish

In just over 3 months - our 35th year comes to a close and a great year it's been. We've been up the west coast, over to Europe, played with Ray Manzarek again and made a quick trip out to Philly. Thank you to everyone who came out and everyone who has invited us to visit their town. We wish we could do it all, but with just 3 months left, hectic schedules and traveling in a van...well some tough choices had to be made. FIRST- over to Austin for Fun, Fun, Fun Fest (11/2) where we will be playing the Los Angeles album in it's entirety and a lot more. This one has been on the books since last year and we're happy to get back to Texas! So much so - we're also going to stop by Granada Theater in Dallas (11/3). Next we're doing something new!

HEY EAST COAST - Are you Ready? (11/30-12/7)

Back to the East Coast for the first annual Guitar Slingers Ball! We are sharing the bill with the amazing "Reverend Horton Heat"! and special guest from Austin, the rock duo "Not in the Face"!

You have never seen a couple of Gretsch slingers on the same bill like this! Bring a fire extinguisher this is gonna be hot!

11/30-12/1 Irving Plaza, NY- 12/2 Paradise Club, Boston - 12/4 9:30 Club, DC  12/5 Soundstage, Baltimore -12/6 TLA, Philly - 12/7 Starland, Sayreville NJ

LAST BUT NEVER LEAST!...Our 4th Annual X-mas Tour (12/15 - 12/29)

This will be the 4th time we've celebrated the holidays with some of our favorite people in some of our favorite places.

Please come and help us say goodbye to another year and ring in the new year with your favorite X songs and closest friends!

12/15 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix - 12/21 The Fonda, Hollywood - 12/22 The Coach House, OC, 12/26 Crystal Palace, Bako -12/27 Ace of Spades, Sacramento - 12/28-12/29 Slims, SF.

See you soon ~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 new shows announced

We're home and more  X-35 fun kicks off! We have some really special stuff here so pay attention.

Headlining a night at Indie Fest West in Ventura 7/29


8/17 at the Roxy -  X will take the stage with Ray Manzerak to play their album Los AngelesThis  has happened once before in Los Angeles 1980 and twice during our annual Xmas nights in SF in 2010. [Careful this one will sell out FAST!]  

A quick trip out to Philadelphia to play Jay-Z's Made in America Fest with Pearl Jam 9/02 and then back to Orange County for two shows at the Observatory 9/07 and 08-(quickly becoming the go-to venue for great shows)

TEXAS! Finally playing Austin 11/02 and Dallas 11/ for all you Texans let's see you! We don't want anyone saying they missed it. Can't make one of these? Don't worry more X-35 is on the way for the East & West Coasts!

X-35 TOUR  -  NEW SHOWS  (links & details -click here)

29-Jul   Ventura, CA-Indie West Fest

17-Aug  Los Angeles, CA -The Roxy/Sunset Strip Music Festival

2-Sep   Philadelphia, PA-Made in America Fest

7-Sep  Orange County, CA-Observatory

8-Sep  Orange County, CA-Observatory

2-Nov  Austin, TX-Fun, Fun, Fun Fest

3-Nov  Dallas, TX-Granada Theater

DECEMBER- East & West Coast-XMAS tba

---a few more shows still to be announced