Exene Cervenka of X talks New Orleans, Los Angeles and music in advance of Sept. 4 gig | NOLA.com

The iconic L.A. punk band plays the House of Blues on Friday, Sept. 4.

Source: Exene Cervenka of X talks New Orleans, Los Angeles and music in advance of Sept. 4 gig | NOLA.com

What I love about New Orleans, the Knitters played there and we had about four days off, and we left the day before Katrina. A lot of people had to leave and it was terrifying for the people I know. And I was thinking, the last time I was there, if you had to be somewhere when the s— hits the fan, that would probably be a really good place to be. Because that’s a place where people are going to take care of themselves and each other. They love their city and they defended it. Austin is that way, that’s why I love Austin. There are some cities where people are going to stand up and defend themselves and get through a disaster, whatever kind of disaster it is. It’s nice that there are a few places like that left, that still have identity and are tough enough to survive whatever comes.

The poster I saved from the August 2015 show of some of the X  members country rockabilly acoustic side band, The Knitters.

The poster I saved from the August 2015 show of some of the X members country rockabilly acoustic side band, The Knitters.

My shirt today as I run about the Quarter doing errands (and probably on the streets talking to myself way too much...)

My shirt today as I run about the Quarter doing errands, hoping to see/meet some like-minded X fans…

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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