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The Knitters (Band)

  • 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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    July 19, 2013

    [Exene Says...] A Star Is Bored: Texts From Celebrity Summer Camp

    [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 27, 2013

    [Exene Says] Remembering Ray Manzarek

    [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 31, 2013

    The Problem With Our Puppeteer Press

    [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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    May 9, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Local Businesswoman Lisa Gronowski Is Putting Hope In Her Soap

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] DIY Till I Die

    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. Contact her via askexene@ocweekly.com. In 1976, Nancy Kaufman lent a friend money to rent a 125-square-foot store on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    [Exene Says...] Scorched Earth Policy

    [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 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Lady Gaga Toothbrush Blues

    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 theories and observa ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Ask Exene: Were the Actions of Pussy Riot Kind of a Dick 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--on your love life, politics, your musical career, filial relationships--send an email to askexene@o ... More >>

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    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 2, 2012

    Ask Exene: Self Love is More Than Skin Deep

    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 a second-year college student at a local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Ask Exene: What happens when your 6-year-old starts asking, via your ex, about your dating life?

    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 a single father with a daughter and an ex-wife w ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Ask Exene: A Woman's Advice on Being a Man

    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 wife (like you) has multiple sclerosis. She ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Ask Exene: Learning to Write Off Your Fears

    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 a writer at my wits end. A few months ago I star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Ask Exene: It's Not Your Fault Your Mom Hits the Bottle

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Ask Exene: Too Much 'Love Gone Wrong' for One Lovesick Lyricist

    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 an aspiring poet who recently had an impor ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Ask Exene: Snooping Through Your Boyfriend's Laptop Porn is a No-No

    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, Last week, I made the mistake of borrowing my boy ... More >>

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    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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    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

    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.) 

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Meet Our New Advice Columnist, Exene Cervenka

    [Mental Notes] Plus, OC band learn stalking Wayne Coyne will get you . . . everywhere

  • 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

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  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Pickin' With the Knitters

    Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country

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    March 18, 2011

    Missives from SXSW: Exene Cervenka (of X) Sings With Old 97s, Thinks of Japan

    Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Raven Lo ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Missives From SXSW: Exene Cervenka Finally Arrives at SxSw

    Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Christoph ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Missives From SXSW: Exene Cervenka (of X) Blogs On the Road

    Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Read Day One here. Raven LorthosArizona!​I'm in Texas ... 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

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    February 25, 2011

    Exene Recasts the Oscars; Josh Freese Named Dream Presenter

    Ali Smith​City of Orange resident and music scenester Exene Cervenka (of X, Knitters, Original Sinners) had a cameo in LA Times' awards blog The Envelope yesterday, and in it, she talked about what she'd do if she ran the Oscars. In the interview, we discover her love of Bill Murray. She also talk ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

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    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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    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 >>

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