Nothing like some punk music to get you in the holiday spirit. No, really. While the punk rock band X may not be the first band to think of during the holidays — it’s fun to see musicians having a good time. Once again the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach is the place to go. Mark Sunday, Dec. 8 on your calendar so you can catch part the “A Family X-Mas” tour.
By Kristina Houck
Like most people, Exene Cervenka is headed home for the holidays. But her home is the road.
As the lead vocalist of the Los Angeles-based punk rock band X, Cervenka and her band mates John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake, are once again hitting the road for their annual holiday tour.
“It’s the time of year where we can work,” Cervenka said. “I love touring!”
The 24-date “A Family X-Mas” tour kicks off Nov. 29 in Phoenix and ends Dec. 31 in Dallas. With stops in Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington and Texas, the band will make its way to Solana Beach Dec. 8 at the Belly Up Tavern.
The band has performed at the local venue several times, Cervenka said.
“I always like playing there because people are always happy there,” she said. “They’re up for a good time. It’s very much a celebration.”
Born as Christine Cervenka in Chicago, Cervenka grew up in Florida before relocating to Santa Monica in 1976. Through a poetry workshop, Cervenka met John Doe, and the pair later co-founded X. With Doe sharing vocals and on bass, Zoom on guitar and Bonebrake on drums, X formed in 1977 and released its first album, “Los Angeles,” in 1980.
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Exene Cervenka, known as the lead singer from the punk rock band X, played an intimate solo show at Track 16 in Bergamot Station for several hundred people. …
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Solana Beach is a great community and attracts big and small artists alike from all over the world. Whether you live in the area or not, it’s always worth a visit and there’s usually something exciting to do.