X: 40th Anniversary Tour
Punk rock, once thought of as a disposable offshoot of rock and roll, has now been around long enough that L.A.’s X can say they’ve been rupturing eardrums for 40 years. And the longtime lineup of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake now has their own 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles display at L.A.’s Grammy Museum, officially elevating punk from the street to the art gallery.
Their two-night stand at the Belly Up on August 17 and 18 will feature a fifth member on drums and guitar, Craig Packman of the Palominos, enabling Bonebrake to tackle vibes and Zoom to play some sax. The bill includes LP3 & the Tragedy.