John and Exene put on an amazing show at the City Winery in New York City. Exemplifying the best in the music tradition, the duo get better as the years go on. Their act in the present encompasses a wide swath of styles and material from their halycon punk days in X to traditional country ballads they have picked along the way. Continue reading “John and Exene at The City Winery”
Exene Cervenka along with Cindy Wasserman played songs from her new cd in Brooklyn in the fall of 2009. While Williamsburg hipsters were in their diapers Exene was charting a course in music back in the late 70’s that hadn’t been seen before. What had been labeled punk really was an amalgamam of country, rockabilly, pop, and poetry delivered over Marshall stacks and a driving beat. They called it punk but that was really a simplification used to sell it to wayward teenagers back in the day. What the music really delivered was an emotional honesty that gave disaffected people identity and hope. The new selections that Exene has penned for us is no exception. Continue reading “Exene Cervenka”
I walked up to Billy after the show after being blown away by his playing and energy. I said, “you better than when I saw you in the 80’s.” He replied,”I”ve hd a lot of practice.” Indeed has as well as Exene who was on top of her game…
The Knitters, an offshoot of the band X, return music to its authentic roots. Displaying their virtuosity The Knitters perform music from which rock n’ roll evolved from. Drawing upon an acoustic sensibility The Knitters show they can rock with the best of them.