Win Tickets ($60): X, Small Wigs, & Skating Polly @ Crystal Ballroom | Punk, Rock & Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to X, Small Wigs, & Skating Polly @ Crystal Ballroom on December 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 2.



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From our sponsors:
XX, Small Wigs, & Skating Polly
December 2, 2016
7 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show | $28 ADV, $30 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

X were the quintessential L.A. punk rockers before they grew into a world-class rock & roll band and live band; however, enthusiasm for their unique, intelligent and humorous work never quite reached critical mass.

Formed in 1977 after songwriter and bassist John Doe (b. Feb. 24, 1956) met (and later married) Exene Cervenka (b. Feb. 1, 1956) at a Venice poetry workshop, with rockabilly veteran Billy Zoom (b. Feb. 20, 194?) on guitar and D.J. Bonebrake (b. Dec. 8, 1955) on drums, the band garnered an immediate following. “Discovered” by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, he took the band into the studio for the recording of Los Angeles in 1980. It was curious, at a time when punks were supposed to hate hippies, that X’s merging with an ex-Door was not only tolerated, but earned them stature as California’s preeminent punk band when the record earned across-the-board raves. 1981 saw the release of the similarly punked-up Wild Gift, while their 1982 album, Under the Big Black Sun, began what would be a long career in merging hard rock, country and folk into their fiery mix. The band successfully began to mix in their populist politics with an eye toward matters of the heart.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): X, Small Wigs, & Skating Polly @ Crystal Ballroom | Punk, Rock & Roll

  1. Anna November 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    X! One of the very best bands ever, this show will be amazing. I’d love to get my hands on these tix!

  2. Michael November 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    X are true L.A. punk gods. I Would love to hear “Los Angeles” & “Johny Hit And Run Pauline” live at the Crystal Ballroom. PDXPIPELINE please hook a old punk up with tickets!

  3. ryan November 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    oh hell ya

  4. J M November 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    Too cool! I hope I get picked.

  5. Dan November 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    X use to be my favorite. LA legends. Would love to get tickets to this.

  6. Mike S. November 29, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    To see X at a great venue like The Crystal Ballroom would be a great night out and I would love to win these tickets. Can’t believe it has been 40 years since X formed in L.A. Don’t know how many more times we will get the chance to see them In concert.

  7. Dana Halverson November 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    I go every year to see X with my Mom and Dad. This year my Dad is too sick to even think about going and my Mom has been taking care of him. I’d love to surprise my mom with tickets this year!

  8. Cory November 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    X-me

  9. Molli Vandehey November 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    great lineup! hook me up!

  10. Mike November 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    X – too good an opportunity to be missed! Sign me up for tickets!

  11. kristi November 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    As a long-time X fan, of course I would love to see them! As an employee of an organization who is faced with looming obliteration at the hands of our new regime, a night out right now would be so, so appreciated…

  12. Carson November 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    All these bands are RAD and I love live music!

  13. Kima Garrison November 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    Ever since my first punk show at the church (little old abandoned place full of punkers and skins) in Santa Rosa, I was exposed to the best of the best. Suicidal, Dead Kennedy’s, X and more. This would make my year. Seriously, F*** 2016!

  14. Yvonne Rodrigue November 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    Ever since my first punk show at the church (little old abandoned place full of punkers and skins) in Santa Rosa, I was exposed to the best of the best. Suicidal, Dead Kennedy’s, X and more. This would make my year. Seriously, F*** 2016!

  15. David November 30, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    X…required viewing.

  16. Thomas November 30, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    No sob story or sucking up here, just want to see X live in concert.

  17. Robert November 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    Pleeeze!

  18. Paul December 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    I would LOVE the opportunity to see X as I have never before had the opportunity to.
    I have been a HUGE fan since the mid 80’s when I was 15.
    This would come full circle for me.

  19. Scott Pierce December 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    One of my favorite bands. I saw them over 30 years ago.

  20. birdonit December 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    This will be an amazing show!!! I’d love to be there.

  21. Bob MacKay December 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Billy’s maniacal grin, DJ’s bonecrushing beats and John and Exene’s otherworldly harmonies- bring on the bad times, Come See How We Are!

  22. Maureeen A. December 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    I would love to see X! I’ve been a fan for a long time, just never able to get to a show. I’d love to win tickets!.

  23. Karen Gillis December 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm #

    I’d love to go!!!

  24. Lucinda Bowman December 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    I LOOOOOOOOVE X!!!! One of my favorite bands of all times. I’d love to win tickets :-)

  25. Sam December 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    X! My favorite punk band! Happy to see Billy Zoom back up on stage. Legends of the genre!

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