Big things are happening w/ X.
What started as an experiment, “X Acoustic”, will be our new format, the new way we’re gonna play, in the near future. That means that DJ gets to play vibes, Billy breaks out his saxophone and you can hear the lyrics loud & clear. It’s not an upside down X but it’s X like you’ve never seen or heard it before . . . well, unless you came to one of the handful of West Coast shows in July.
This new format gives us more flexibility. It means that we can play different songs & re-imagine others. There’s a sneaky, funky & smoky quality to the new versions of songs like Beyond & Back, The Unheard Music & Hungry Wolf. It allows us to play songs we never had in the live set, like "Come Back to Me", "Drunk in my Past", "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes", or "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts". Look for one or more live versions posted soon.
It also makes it easier for us to move to venues that are not your typical black-box-rock-club. Places where people can actually sit down, share a drink or two & have a somewhat civilized evening of solid entertainment. WHAT A CONCEPT ! !
This show, coupled with our musical brothers - The Blasters, opening – we don’t think you can buy a better night of entertainment.
There you have it. That’s our news. Thanks for reading.
Sincerely, John Doe
X with The Blasters
Fri/12-5 The Rialto Tucson, AZ
Sun/12-7 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Thu/12-11 The Cashbah San Diego, CA
Fri/12-12 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sat/12-13 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
Thu/12-18 The Star Theatre Portland, OR
Fri/12-19 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Sat/12-20 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Sun/12-21 The Star Theatre Portland, OR
Fri/12-26 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sat/12-27 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA