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X returns to 'Los Angeles' at the Roxy
X returns to 'Los Angeles' at the Roxy

The best punk is a mix of power and restraint. The staple L.A punk band X had plenty of power on Thursday night at the Roxy, where it kicked off a four-night stand performing its best albums front-to-back.  Thursday’s set focused on 1980’s “Los Angeles,” the band's debut and a defining document of the era. All four original members -- singers John Doe and Exene Cervenka, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake -- have these songs in their marrow, and three decades on they can still rouse and spook a sold-out crowd. But there was also some necessary restraint. In recent months Cervenka disappointed fans with a series of social-media postings suggesting the recent Isla Vista...

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