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Exene Cervenka

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    [Exene says...] Still On the Road With Blondie

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    [Exene says...] On the Road, Part 2

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    [Exene Says...] Water is Life

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Society Is Full Of New-Fangled Idiots

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    [Exene Says] This Is the Attitude of the Future Generation? We're Fucked

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    [Exene Says...] Attack of the Mental Militia

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Revolution Is the Answer!

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Hootenanny 2013 Lineup Announced!

    Our favorite annual rockabilly/punk/psychobilly/outlaw country/whatever festival is back! The Hootenanny released their lineup today, with hometown heroes Social Distortion leading the pack along with the Old 97's and Murder by Death. Also performing: the Unforgiven, Phil Alvin (the Blasters) & ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] What Happens On the Day Old Faithful Doesn't Explode?

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Part Two of 'I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But It Was Too Late!'

    [Editor's Note: Our esteemed punk-rock columnist Exene Cervenka wanted to share a short story. Since most everything she does is badass, we figured this would be no different. The first part ran in last week's issue.] Her friends told her she spent too much time online. She followed YouTubers and b ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] 'I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But It Was Too Late!'

    [Editor's Note: Our esteemed punk-rock columnist Exene Cervenka decided she wanted to share a short story with you. It comes in parts, starting this week. Since most everything she does is badass, we figured this would be no different. The following is part one of "I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Becoming a Rock Star Is Hard. How Did You Do It?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. 
If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE: I am 16 years old and have been trying t ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Ask Exene: What Kind of Punk Do I Stock In My Record Store So I Don't Look Like a Poseur?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. 
If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE: I'm about to open a record store in my area cat ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    [Ask Exene] Have I Officially (and Literally) Outgrown My Friends?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice--on your love life, politics, your musical career--send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXEN ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Ask Exene: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Rockstar? Probably Not

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. 
If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com.DEAR EXENE: I'm 50 years old, and I have been playing guitar ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Ask Exene:Another Tax Accountant Who Wants to Try Tranny Sex

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. 
If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. Dear Exene,I'm currently perusing the back of an adult m ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    X's Exene Cervenka Cherishes Her Time Under the Big Black Sun

    The singer appreciates the 35-year-old band more because they could end it at any time

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Ask Exene: For women, music and matrimony don't mix

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com.DEAR EXENE,Let me start by saying I recently read an interv ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Ask Exene: Why Walking Away to Protect Your Woman is Not a Pussy Move

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE, I was on a date with a guy recently, and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    [Ask Exene] Dressing your baby in band T-shirts doesn't alone make you a cool parent

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE, As a relatively new parent in my mid-20s, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Ask Exene: We've All Been Ruined By the Government, the Media and...Sodium Fluoride?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC  transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com.DEAR EXENE,I've never been so proud as an American as ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Excene Cervenka

    Prospector

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    July 31, 2012

    Ask Exene: Don't Be the Asshole Who Breaks Hearts in the Workplace

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com.DEAR EXENE,I've been working at an office for about three month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Ask Exene: What the Hell Are My Kids Listening To?

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice--on your love life, politics, your musical career, Armageddon, filial relationships, anxiety over 2012- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Ask Exene: What to Do When Your Depressed Roomie Becomes a Liability

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE: I feel as though I'm getting screwed over by my ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Xene Cervenka

    House of Blues

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    April 26, 2012

    Ask Exene: My Husband Became an Alcoholic

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to askexene@ocweekly.com. DEAR EXENE: My apologies in advance if this letter sounds li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    John Doe and Exene Cervenka Team Up for Moonlight Graham Records' First Release

    ​For their first release, Moonlight Graham Records are making a huge splash by launching a brand new full-length recording by the legendary duo of John Doe and Exene Cervenka of the seminal punk band, X. Entitled Singing And Playing, it will be out on April 10. The record, produced by the owners o ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Exene Cervenka

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Exene Cervenka!

    ​ Exene Cervenka, the lovely frontwoman of X, The Knitters and Original Sinners, is 56 today. We wish her a very happy day, and many blessings for the writer, visual artist and punk-rock pioneer who writes our new advice column, Ask Exene! (Watch for it in the print edition out tomorrow.) 

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Exene Cervenka Wants to Give You Advice; Write Now!

    Raven Lorthos​ Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Next month, we're launching her monthly column, "Ask Exene," where you can ask the legendary vocalist for advice--on your love life, poli ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Exene Cervenka

    The Prospector

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    What Josh Freese Wants for Christmas

    [Mental Notes] Plus, John Doe on new material from X? Stay tuned

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    Exene Cervenka Is a Punk Rock Pioneer, Clothing-Store Muse

    [Locals Only] Clothing store Moonlight Graham transitions to becoming a record label, thanks to an unlikely connection with X's singer

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    June 2, 2011

    X

    House of Blues

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    March 14, 2011

    Exene Cervenka at Big's Grill Friday Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Exene CervenkaMarch 11, 2011Big's GrillEven if you're not a fan of the seminal '80s punk band X or the many side projects of vocalist Exene Cervenka, it's the woman herself is easy to like. The diminutive punker who survived the lifestyle (back when it could rightly ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    What You Missed: Chowderfest, Datarock, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We kept busy--there was the Best of the Chowderfest at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Datarock at the Glass House, Mike Watt at the Echo and Exene Cervenka at Big's (sponsored by Heard Mentality!). After the jump: more images, info and lin ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    [UPDATE: Tonight! $2 Show!] Exene Cervenka (of X): On Folk Being the New Punk Rock and Why She's Performing a Benefit Show for Sweet Relief

    www.exenecervenka.net​UPDATE, MARCH 11, 8:12 A.M.: See Exene Cervenka tonight at Big's for $2! Info after the jump.ORIGINAL ITEM, MARCH 8, 9:54 A.M.: On Friday, Exene Cervenka--writer, artist, punk-rock prototype of X fame--will perform at a benefit show for Sweet Relief hosted by Heard Mentality ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    Getting Exene Cervenka

    The approachable punk-rock icon is one of several OC acts off to Austin for the South By Southwest festival

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Exene X's Out Nostalgia

    Looking back on her life in X makes Exene Cervenka uncomfortable

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    December 16, 2010

    X's Exene Cervenka: Beyond X-Mas

    Ali Smith​​Today's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays, Part 2: Win Tickets to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival!

    ​If, like me, you are allergic to crustaceans and never get to try their yummy goodness, then you may want to pass on this contest. Or, you can just go to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival to watch a bunch of great bands--many of whom are local.John Doe and Exene Cervenka are performing. So ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    You Tube Train: Exene Cervenka Interview w/ Eric Blair

    So it's only a matter of hours before Exene Cervenka, vocalist of revered LA punk band X, walks on stage at Alex's Bar in Long Beach to kick off her SoCal stint of club dates and you are soooooo excited. As a lifelong fan, you probably pride yourself on every scrap of memorabilia you've compiled ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Incoming: Exene Cervenka at Detroit Bar

    ​Exene Cervenka hasn't slowed down since her June announcement that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She's continued to perform, including a benefit show with fellow X co-founder John Doe at Alex's Bar in Long Beach last month, and a gig with her band the Knitters this past weekend at Sa ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    TOMORROW: Members of X Play Benefit Show at Alex's Bar

    Michael Hyatt​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 p ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    April 17, 2008

    Renaissance Woman Exene Cervenka Signs to Bloodshot

    Former LA rock goddess/poet Exene Cervenka (vocalist/lyricist for X, the Knitters, the Original Sinners) has signed a multi-album contract with Bloodshot Records, which somehow seems to be thriving in this shitty economic climate . You can read the press release after the jump and view this video ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Mild Thing

    Exene Cervenka lightens up on anarchy and embraces punk pacifism

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    July 6, 2000
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