Seminal West Coast punk band X (featuring original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake) will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a performance at the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late ‘70s, but the band’s music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group’s inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. No one sounds like X….and no one ever will.
The band’s early albums, “Los Angeles” (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, “Wild Gift” (1981), and “Under the Big Black Sun” (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. Doe and Cervenka, would marry and later divorce, but they’d always remain soulmates. As they released each ensuing album, “More Fun in the New World” (1983), “Ain’t Love Grand” (1985), “See How We Are” (1987), “Hey Zeus!” (1993), and “Unclogged ‘ (1995), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase your General Admission Standing Room Only tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.