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John Doe & Exene Cervenka at the Paradise

John Doe & Exene Cervenka at the Paradise

It’s heartening to see that John Doe and Exene Cervenka haven’t let their failed marriage and the demise of X get in the way of...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

SXSW 2010 (Saturday): [Photos] J Mascis, Exene Cervenka, and Fucked Up

Photos of J Mascis, Exene Cervenka, and Fucked Up, live at SXSW 2010
Live at SXSW 2010 on March 20, 2010
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 26, 2010

Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009

Rock therapies

A little over four years ago, the Boston music scene lost one of its cuter couples when singer-songwriter Blake Hazard and guitarist/producer John Dragonetti left town for LA.
Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti work it out
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 22, 2008

Twang and burn

When Sarah Borges performs in roots-music hot spots like Nashville and Austin, they don’t ask about her country credentials or her alt-rock background.
Sarah Borges lights a roots-rock fire
By BRETT MILANO  |  January 14, 2008

John Doe

The seminal American punk band X specialized in songs about love on the skids or on skid row.
A Year in the Wilderness | Yep Roc
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 17, 2007


X + 2 = fun

When Knitters guitarists John Doe and Dave Alvin took the Paradise stage a week ago Thursday, Doe promised the house an evening of sad, “miserable” songs.
The Knitters, Paradise Rock Club, May 3, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 07, 2007

The John Doe Thing

In the wake of X’s first break-up, John Doe distanced himself from whatever punk he had left in him and pursued a rootsier, more singer-songwriterly muse. The John Doe Thing, "Hwy 5"  (mp3)
For the Best of Us | Yep Roc
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 28, 2006


Anytime Halloween falls on, say, a Tuesday, you can be sure the costume parties will begin the previous Friday, if not earlier.
The holiday that keeps on giving
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 08, 2006

War and peace

One of the nicer developments over the past several years has the straightforwardly quiet reappearance of one of the most productive, powerful, and unique bands to emerge from the punkinspired LA underground two and a half decades ago – X.
X and the Rollins Band at Avalon, August 19, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 21, 2006

Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
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By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006

Original Sinners

I’d love to report that Exene Cervenka’s headlining gig with her other band, the Original Sinners, a week ago Thursday at T.T. the Bear’s Place was a revelation — that she was in classic punk form, and that the set was an uplifting rush from start to fin
Exene's scene
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 27, 2006