Live: X and Robyn Hitchcock

Exene Cervenka and John Doe -- from legendary Orange County punk band X -- delivered an intimate acoustic show at the Belly Up on March 22, with Robyn Hitchcock opening.

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Exene Cervenka (pictured) and John Doe, of legendary Orange County punk band X, played an intimate show at the Belly Up on March 22.
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The duo played acoustically (mostly) to a seated audience.
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Famed singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock joined in on the fun by opening the show.
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Strangely enough, Doe -- who plays bass in X -- played guitar (acoustic and some electric) throughout the show.
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X was among the first wave of American punk; aside from Cervenka and Doe, the original members were guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake.
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The band released seven studio albums from 1980 to 1993.
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In 2003, X's first two studio albums, "Los Angeles" and "Wild Gift," were ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as being among the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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"Los Angeles" was ranked 91st on Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.
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The band received an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in acknowledgment of its contribution to Los Angeles music and culture.
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Since 1986, Doe has also maintained a busy second career as an actor, appearing in such films as "Salvador," "Great Balls of Fire," "The Good Girl," and "Boogie Nights."
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Robyn Hitchcock rose to prominence in the '70s with his band, the Soft Boys.
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His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Syd Barrett.
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Emma Smith (pictured, left) joined him onstage to sing with him after he performed some songs solo.
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Smith has been riding a wave of buzz in the UK jazz community for her vocal skills.
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Aside from the Soft Boys, Hitchcock has had a successful solo career -- in addition to his stints in the Egyptians and the Venus 3.
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