GRAMMY Museum Opens Expanded Exhibit Celebrating 40 Years of “X”

X at the GRAMMY Museum All photos by Tequila Mockingbird

Yesterday The GRAMMY Museum unveiled a new, expanded exhibit called “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” The exhibit is being displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery.

Items on display include original instruments and played by the band, handwritten lyrics and notebooks by Exene Cervenka and John Doe original concert flyers for L.A. shows, film, photographs and artifacts.

“When we were in the early stages of developing the exhibit, we knew what an important story we’d be telling, but we had no idea just how many photographs, artifacts, and other items we would have access to,” explains GRAMMY Museum Curator Nwaka Onwusa. “Thanks to X, we outgrew our previously planned space before the exhibit even opened! We can’t wait to share this exhibit with our visitors, and we are so honored to be giving X the spotlight they deserve.”

The LA Beat is pleased to give you this preview of “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” The exhibit will be on display through spring 2018.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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