TOMORROW: Members of X Play Benefit Show at Alex's Bar
Obama's health care speech to the joint session of Congress last night has left the issue fresh in a lot of people's minds--and someone that recently lost health care is Andrea Folmer, owner of Vintage Vulture in Orange. To help her out, Exene Cervenka of first wave punk band X has put together a benefit show tomorrow at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, with all the proceeds going to help pay Folmer's medical bills. Cervenka will be doing an acoustic set; other performers include John Doe, a fellow founding member of X and Anaheim rockabilly singer Amber Foxx.
X have long been supporters of Sweet Relief, a now Huntington Beach-based charity founded in 1993 after singer-songwriter Victoria Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. (Read our article about Sweet Relief here.) Cervenka herself was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, having announced the news in June.
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