A Complete Guide to Which X Show You Should Attend

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Is X's Los Angeles night the perfect one for you?
In the late seventies and early eighties, X emerged as the most prolific punk band on the West Coast. Their raucous rhythms, rebellious energy, and enigmatic lyrics cemented their reputation as raconteurs of the Los Angeles scene. Though they haven't released new material since the mid-nineties, they've continued to tour with the original lineup for the last decade. By all accounts, they haven't lost any of their rawness and realness despite divorce and disease and brief delusions.

Beginning Thursday, X will play four shows at City Winery, each night dedicated to one of their first four critically claimed LPs. Earlier this summer, they did the same at The Roxy, treating audiences to extended encores and a wide array of special guests, so while each night is certain to be worthy of witness, we've provided a handy guide to help show-goers decide which night to attend.

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Ten Crucial Fourth Of July Jams, As Chosen By "Along The Watchtower" Author Constance Squires

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Along The Watchtower, the debut novel by Constance Squires, is a story of an Army brat whose tumultuous upbringing was kept steady in part by her discovery of rock and roll. It's published Tuesday, and in honor of its impending release and the coming holiday—don't forget, Monday's America's birthday!—we asked her to select 10 songs that, were she to program the music for this country's celebratory pool parties and barbecues, she'd put on everyone's playlist.

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X's Exene Cervenka Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

Fresh off an evidently triumphant three-night stand at Bowery Ballroom by these L.A. punk deities comes the sobering news that they're mortal: X's PR has released a statement from singer/poet/warrior princess Exene Cervenka announcing that she has MS. The full statement follows after the jump; godspeed to her. The band's nonetheless carrying on with its Total Request Live tour; "Los Angeles" may not need your vote.

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