The announcement of X making a stop in Portland has gotten those raised on the band's monumental debut, Los Angeles
, frothing and giddy, and for good reason. X were—and are—a perfect storm of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, drummer D.J. Bonebrake, and punk rock guitar wunderkind Billy Zoom, all of whom will be present and accounted for tonight. X has always been brainy and brawny, and if Los Angeles
is the obvious go-to for many, records like Wild Gift
and More Fun in the New World
shouldn't be overlooked. If you're lucky enough to have snagged a ticket for tonight—which is also Dante's 13th anniversary—this is going to be a hot and sweaty good time. MARK LORE Also see My, What a Busy Week!