Here we come!
Date Venue City State Ticket Links
Aug 12 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA http://bit.ly/1SHK2Wb
Aug 13 Irving Plaza New York City, NY http://livemu.sc/26rA2b0
Aug 14 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA http://tktwb.tw/1pBU7cL
Aug 15 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA http://bit.ly/1rfrvaO
Aug 18 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI http://bit.ly/1VQpAXi
Aug 19 Metro Chicago, IL
Aug 20 El Club Detroit, MI http://ticketf.ly/1TtKSWL
Aug 21 El Club Detroit, MI http://ticketf.ly/1SKC1Ty
Aug 27 Ohana Music & Art Fest Dana Point, CAhttp://www.theohanafest.com/
Aug 28 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA http://ticketf.ly/1VUJKir
Aug 29 McNears Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA http://tktwb.tw/1NPB4Sr
We’re excited to be playing The Ohana Festival in August! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am PT, you can get all info here: www.TheOhanaFest.com #OhanaFest
EXENE CERVENKA OF X POSTS LETTER
AT THE SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND WEBSITE
ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE CINDY WASSERMAN FUND TO HELP
WITH CINDY’S MEDICAL EXPENSES
Exene Cervenka of X has posted a letter–at the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund website–about her friend and musical associate Cindy Wasserman of the band Dead Rock West:
“Cindy Wasserman, the singer you have heard on so many other artists’ recordings, needs your help. Recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Cindy still finished her touring obligations (with her singing partner Frank Drennen in Dead Rock West), opening all the shows X played over the summer and fall. Her captivating presence was felt by all who heard her voice; so warm, haunting, and timeless. Dead Rock West then toured with Phil and Dave Alvin. All the while, Cindy never let on that she was ill. She wanted the audiences and her fellow tour mates to have a great time, a meaningful time, a joyful time.
Cindy Wasserman is that extremely rare combination of talent, grace, beauty and heart. She works so hard to make you sound good on your recordings, and she sounds so good you wonder why it’s not you singing the harmony parts on her songs!
All of us in the music community, whether musicians, managers, promoters, singers, songwriters, sound people, everyone, are all grateful to have Cindy in our lives. She is truly loved, not just for her voice, but for the generosity, humor, positivity, and love and caring friendship she gives us. She is a source of a lot of light in this world. That’s why to know Cindy, is to love Cindy.
Please help Cindy get through a very difficult time by supporting her now.”
Cindy Wasserman Fund:
PARTIAL LIST OF ARTISTS CINDY HAS PERFORMED WITH:
Exene Cervenka DJ Bonebrake Peter Case Mark Olson Rob Wasserman
Eddie Vedder The Sadies Steve Poltz Joe Henry John Doe Dave Alvin
Rickie Lee Jones Bob Weir Grant Lee Phillips Mike Peters Duane Jarvis
The Young Dubliners Elliot Easton Nels Cline
Singer and sweet light of a human being Cindy Wasserman, a contributor to records by Rickie Lee Jones, Marc Olson, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Grant Lee Phillips, Peter Case and to her own hard working band Dead Rock West, was diagnosed in August 2015 with Breast Cancer. Anyone who knows or has met Cindy at shows or in private over the years will attest that the first thing they all remember (after marveling at that otherworldly voice of hers) is her infectious smile and warm hearted hugs. Never the rock n roll diva, she has spent her life supporting, encouraging and bringing a little light to other people with her music and her hugs. Now she needs our help.
She is in the early stages of treatment for this disease but her health and healing recovery look very very positive. This has understandably been a shock to her and her family but she has continued to tour hard this year. With over 100 dates with Dead Rock West, John Doe, X and Dave and Phil Alvin this year the shows particularly since August have brought her a whole lot of strength and joy that will contribute to her healing. She has meanwhile been carefully educating herself on her treatment options, meeting with professionals during tour breaks and building up her own body’s strength to prepare to enter treatment as soon as she gets home from her final tour date on Nov 21st.
Her expenses, however, are already mounting and her insurance is not covering much of it. We are asking you, her friends, fans and fellow music lovers, to get involved, contribute what you can and pass the word on to friends and family. Please help bring a little light to this sweethearted songbird for all the music and light that she has brought to us all of these years. Anything small or large helps immensely and we as well as her family and friends are hugely grateful for your support. Cindy herself says thank you so much for the outpouring already and that she is fully committed to a complete recovery and to recording the next Dead Rock West record as planned in 2016, with John Doe in the Producer’s chair this time!
More about Cindy and her music with Dead Rock West:
A compilation of songs from Cindy’s band Dead Rock West and some of her collaborations: https://soundcloud.com/dead-rock-west/sets/compilation/s-JxzuN
About Sweet Relief in general:
Since 1994 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has provided assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, composers & songwriters from across the country. Every musical genre is represented including pop, rock, jazz, classical, country, blues, reggae, hip hop and all styles in between. Sweet Relief has served the music community by helping musicians with medical and living expenses including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities and other basic necessities.
About Sweet Relief’s Directed Artist Program:
Over the past several years Sweet Relief has developed a much needed and previously unavailable program to assist a substantially under-served constituency. Some artists face such overwhelming financial and personal distress when major illness or injury is coupled with a complete lack of, or grossly under-insured, health plan. In many of these cases, treatment for cancer, brain injury, stroke and MS can accrue expenses reaching several hundred thousands of dollars or more. Our organization takes on the role of organizer, administrator, advocate, event planner, and media partner to bring together family, friends, industry partners and fans when an overwhelming financial obstacle is encountered by the most unfortunate artist. We call this our Directed Artist Program.
For press inquiries about Cindy Wasserman and Dead Rock West, contact:
Mitch Schneider; firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Feterl; email@example.com
Mike Gowen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour Will See the Return of BILLY ZOOM to the Stage Following Cancer Treatment – Our Own “Xmas Miracle”
(Los Angeles – October 2015) X – THE Los Angeles Punk Leaders have announced their annual Holiday “X-Mas” Shows! Beginning with two shows in San Diego the day after Thanksgiving. The band will follow up with four nights at The Roxy in Los Angeles and one more in OC before heading north. Shows are scheduled for San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, ending their holiday tour with a special New Year’s Eve show at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Opening on all dates, except for New Years Eve, will be Mike Watt and the Secondmen.
The BEST news on this year’s annual holiday tour?? Billy Zoom – the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band, is planning to rejoin his longtime bandmates on stage, following his medical treatment for bladder cancer this past summer. When it was announced that Zoom would be sidelined his summer in order to undergo urgent treatment, his bandmates and X fans rallied around him, raising funds to help support Zoom and his family during the treatment process. Zoom is currently on break from the chemo treatment and ready to bring his infamous Cheshire grin back to stage left, where he belongs!
Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in LA’s flourishing first wave punk scene. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978. While these songs were later re-recorded for their second album, the versions on Adult Books / We’re Desperate reveal X’s raw talent for totally sincere songwriting and stripped-down rock n’ roll. This past April, the band re-issued that first single, in its original 7-inch format, as limited edition colored vinyl.
The original line-up of X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.
“A Family X-Mas Tour” with Mike Watt & The Secondmen
Nov 27 Casbah San Diego, CA
Nov 28 Casbah San Diego, CA
Dec 3 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Dec 4 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Dec 5 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Dec 6 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Dec 15 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Dec 16 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Dec 18 Showbox Seattle, CA
Dec 19 The Star Theatre Portland, OR
Dec 20 The Star Theatre Portland, OR
Dec 31 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
Announcing X’s X-Mas schedule
**MIKE WATT confirmed to open for all shows**
>Tickets NOW ON SALE<
|San Diego||The Casbah||https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/942761?utm_medium=bks|
|Thu/12-03||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy||http://ticketf.ly/1NV2IhK|
|Fri/12-04||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy||http://ticketf.ly/1EWXX22|
|Sat/12-05||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy||http://ticketf.ly/1JjO28A|
|Sun/12-06||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy||http://ticketf.ly/1WT1hGy|
|Fri/12-11||San Juan Capistrano, CA||The Coach House||http://tktwb.tw/1NxeuS9|
|Tue/12-15||San Francisco, CA||The Independent||http://ticketf.ly/1LtG53B|
|Wed/12-16||San Francisco, CA||The Independent||http://ticketf.ly/1MJrtPb|
|Sat/12-19||Portland, OR||The Star Theare||http://bit.ly/1Kg7bMR|
|Sun/12-20||Portland, OR||The Star Theare||http://bit.ly/1U9StYH|
|Thu/12-31||Agoura Hills, CA||The Canyon Club||http://bit.ly/1fGMbSD|