X was one of those bands or musicians that pretty much defined my tribe musically-- along with Johnny Cash, The Replacements, The Blasters and a handful of others.
Pretty much everybody I know is seeing X during a four-night stand at the Double Door, in Chicago. Though I didn't say anything, Kim must have realized that I was kind of bummed out that I couldn't afford to go see them. So she got me a ticket to tonight's show for Father's Day, bless her heart.
I saw them once before, in 1987 at the Caberet Metro in Chicago. Original guitarist Billy Zoom had been replaced by Tony Gilkyson, and Exene Cerveka was 8 months pregnant with her son by now-ex-husband Viggo Mortenson. Tonight's show will have the original line-up. I have a hunch that I'll run into some folks I know.
I'm hoping they'll play my favorite of their songs tonight, "White Girl." Until then, here's a Youtube clip of them at a show from last year at the Caberet Metro.