Exene Cervenka tours for free

Thursday, March 25, 2010 – Exene Cervenka is touring for free. Well, record stores anyway.

In spirit of National Record Store day on April 17, the lead singer of X, who has a solo career, going is about to kickoff a tour of in-store performances at record shops along the West Coast.

"The reason I am touring independent record stores from San Diego to Seattle this April is that I want to play for free, to people of all ages, at a reasonable hour, in a place we love to be. I'm touring at my own expense because I don't want the economy to stand between my music and people that might want to hear it. Yes, I hope I sell some aprons and a few cds, but bring your X records, the kids, shop independent, and let's have a party."

Dates are:

April 6 Huntington Beach, CA- Vinyl Solution - 6 p.m.

April 7 San Diego, CA- M-Theory- 6 p.m.

April 8 Long Beach, CA-Fingerprints- 7 p.m.

April 9 San Luis Obispo, CA- Boo Boo Records- 5:30 p.m.

April 10 San Francisco, CA- Rasputin Music- 3 p.m.

April 10 San Francisco, CA- 1-2-3-

April Go! Records- 1 p.m.

April 11 Sacramento, CA- R5 Records- 2 p.m.

April 15 Portland, OR- Music Millennium- 7 p.m.

April 16 Seattle, WA- Easy Street- 6 p.m.

April 17 Renton, WA-Tyrannosaurus Records- 2 p.m.

April 17 Seattle, WA- Damaged Goods- 5 p.m.

April 18 Eugene, OR- CD World- 5 p.m.

April 20 Woodland, CA-Gearhead Records- 6 p.m.

April 21 Santa Cruz, CA-Streetlight Records- 5 p.m.

April 22 Ventura, CA-Buffalo Records- 6 p.m.

CD reviews for Exene Cervenka

The Excitement of Maybe CD review - The Excitement of Maybe
It would hardly be a hyperbolic exaggeration to cite Exene Cervenka as the godmother of punk. Her mesmerizing presence in X in the late '70s was a decidedly different translation of the visceral rock that was coming out of London and New York at the same time, a blend of urban rockabilly, garage rock and, eventually, a dash of Bakersfield for West Coast authenticity. Cervenka's country spices bubbled to the surface more clearly when she and ex-husband John Doe explored their rootsier »»»
Somewhere Gone CD review - Somewhere Gone
The sparse, mesmerizing Sound of Coming Down is one of many standout tracks on Exene Cervenka's first solo album in nearly 20 years. And perhaps the song title also is a good description of this low-key effort after the more frequently, well, loud work of X, Auntie Christ and the Original Sinners. The 14 songs, which combined clock in at a little more than sitcom-length, are filled with vignette-like passages of passion, loss, regret and humor. Five songs don't even make it to the »»»