Brouwerij West's 2nd Anniversary Celebration with X, mike watt + the missingmen, L.A. Witch, Bombón
Please join us March 3rd for Brouwerij West's 2nd Anniversary celebration with:
mike watt + the missingmen
We'll be celebrating 2 years of production in our warehouse brewery in San Pedro/Port Of L.A
The weekend will also feature a special anniversary can release, our first mixed fermentation bottle releases, plus a bunch of one-off beers that weekend. More details on the beer as the event gets closer!
+ a great Food Truck Line-Up & More!
General Admission: $20
At the Door if Available: $30
VIP: $75 (Limited to 125)
Admission: 30 minutes before doors
VIP Lounge Access (Private)
Private Cash Bar (Private)
VIP Area will have seating (Private)
Special Viewing Area for VIPs
Rain or Shine
MUST HAVE ID upon check-in NO EXCEPTIONS
HOUSE POLICIES FOR THIS SHOW
-There is absolutely NO Re-Entry into the venue.
-You are subject to search before entering the venue. This is for everyone's safety.
-No illegal drugs or outside alcohol are allowed into the venue.
-No outside food, drinks, or re-useable water bottles are allowed into the venue.
-No weapons of any kind including knives, chains, knuckles, pepper spray.
-No pens, pencils, markers, or scribes.
-No professional cameras, GoPros, selfie sticks, or iPads. Cameras with non-removable lenses are allowed.
-No backpacks or other large bags.
-Any other items at management discretion.
-Confiscated items will not be returned. If you are carrying any of these items, please take them back to your car before you are searched.
-Brouwerij West reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who appears to be intoxicated.
-A valid US government-issued ID is required to consume/purchase alcohol.
-Brouwerij West has zero tolerance for underage drinking. This includes underage possession of alcohol, including just holding a drink for a friend for a second.
-A 21+ drinking wristband must be worn at all times to possess/consume/purchase alcohol.
-All violators will be removed from the building without any warnings and will not be eligible for a refund.
-No Pets for this one (though we love well-behaved on-leash pets during regular Tasting Room hours)
Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late 70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977.
The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will.
It's not surprising when you consider the group's unique beginnings, which can only be attributed to fate. On the same day with nearly the exact same wording, two want-ads appear in a local music rag. One was sent in by a guitarist named Billy Zoom, the other by a bassist who called himself John Doe.
Zoom, a rockabilly rebel who'd performed with Gene Vincent, had read a negative review of a band called the Ramones. It said they only played three chords and they played 'em too fast. So naturally, he went to see them. The show was at the Golden West Ballroom in the L.A. suburb of Norwalk in early '77, and as soon as the Ramones started to perform, Zoom realized that, musically, he'd found exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
Doe, who was originally from the Baltimore area, was already down with the East Coast CBGBs scene and by the time the two got in the same room together after responding to each other's ads, it seemed it was meant to be. They performed a few shows with various drummers before a poet with no ambition of being a singer would enter the picture.
Doe found her in Venice Beach, at a poetry reading. He liked her poems so much he offered to perform them in his band. The poet, Exene Cervenka, had just moved to town from Florida and she told him, no offense, but if anyone was gonna perform her poems, it would be her, and she soon ended up in the band. Zoom was skeptical about someone's girlfriend being in the band. After they did their first show with Exene, he didn't know exactly what it was she had, but he knew it was magic.
After a succession of drummers, Doe was at the underground punk club the Masque in Hollywood one night, checking out a band called the Eyes, which featured a pre-Go-Gos bass player named Charlotte Caffey. He called Zoom immediately and said he'd found their drummer. Doe told him he played with a parade snare and hit it as hard as a hammer. Zoom told him to promise him anything. His name was D.J. Bonebrake and he quickly signed on. The band was now complete, and X would soon emerge from the young punk scene as one of its most successful offspring.
The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982), explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. Doe and Cervenka would marry and later divorce, but they'd always remain soulmates. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Aint Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center, and each member went on to explore diverse careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects.
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110 E. 22nd Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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