The good do not die young. Sometimes, the good and the great live on and on—and we should thank our punky stars they do. Such is the case with LA’s best export ever: X. Still rocking with vigor and venom, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, DJ Bonebrake and Billy Zoom may be less trim and raven-haired (though Zoom’s bleach is still intact), but there’s certainly nothing else “less” about these icons. It might be the brilliant side projects (The Knitters), the exceptional solo shows (Doe and Cervenka), and the multiple guesting with other prime artists (Doe recently sang Patsy Cline songs on a bill with Shirley Manson and John C. Reilly) that keeps them upright and seemingly airtight, but whatever it is, they kicked ass at the House of Blues last fall—now go see them do it again.

Fri., June 3, 8:30 p.m.; Sat., June 4, 8:30 p.m., 2011

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