X Marks the Spot Again: The pandemic had barely gotten started when X dropped their awesome Alphabetland album and, even though it wasn’t written about the situation we had found ourselves in, it provided the perfect soundtrack.

“Like a lot of music that speaks to people, the environment of what’s happening starts changing the interpretation of it,” John Doe told us in 2020. “Too bad for all of us in the world, but it seems to be speaking to some subjects that have maybe been ignored for a while.” James Intveld also performs.

“Fat Possum [X’s label] were first to present the idea that we push up the release of this, not wait until we figure out when pressing plants and printers and things like that were going to be open and up to full capacity again,” Doe also said. “They had the idea — fuck it, let’s put this thing out and see what happens. Let’s put it on Bandcamp. That’s the punk rock/indie thing to do. We thought about it for about five minutes and then said, ‘Sure, let’s do it.’ Whether we can tour behind it or not, we just have to be hopeful. We didn’t know, and who could, but it was a good decision. It felt good when we were putting ours out and then Fiona put hers out, and we were like ‘OK, we’re not completely crazy.’ She’s cool. I like her music. So this can happen.”

X Marks the Spot Again: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12 at the Teragram Ballroom.





















































































































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