X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles at The Grammy Museum
Exhibit Opens Friday, October 13
In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of legendary Los Angeles punk band, X, The Grammy Museum has put together a new exhibit to celebrate X’s contributions to Los Angeles punk culture. The museum says that the exhibit will “give visitors a glimpse into how X’s four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established themselves as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.’s flourishing punk scene.”
The exhibit will include various artifacts from the band’s history — original instruments and gear, note books and handwritten lyrics, clothing worn by the band, concert fliers and posters, as well as rarely seen photography and artwork by X’s leading lady, Excene. The film X: The Unheard Music will also be screened.
In a statement, the band expressed their excitement for the upcoming exhibit:
“An X exhibit in a museum? Unbelievable! We are honored, dumbstruck and so grateful that all four original members are here to celebrate and share our history and 40th anniversary. It’s a very long way from a basement on Hollywood Blvd (The Masque) to the GRAMMY Museum, but we feel that we bring with us all the punks from then and now. We are just the representatives for what has gone before and what is still to come in the City of Angels” — Exene, Billy, DJ, and John
X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Anegeles opens to the public this Friday, October 13th in the Special Exhibits Gallery on the second floor of the museum. The exhibit will run until March 2018. For more information, including hours of operation and ticket inquiries, please visit http://www.grammymuseum.org/exhibits/x.