Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sound Advice: Exene Cervenka at Murphy's

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:17 AM


This Wednesday night Murphy's will host a rare local solo/acoustic appearance by legendary punk musician Exene Cervenka, member of the seminal Los Angeles band X, as well as the X off-shoot country project The Knitters. The show is a benefit for Memphis music scene supporter and fixture Raven Lorthos, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently facing tremendous financial hardship.

According to Cervenka's website, the songwriter/musician is currently hard at work on an as-yet untitled fifth solo album (a follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Somewhere Gone), but will make a special trip to Memphis just to lend support to Lorthos, a personal friend.

"We did a benefit for Raven about a month ago, but Exene couldn't make it," says local singer-songwriter Mike Dees, who will open the show with Cervenka along with Jason Pulley and D.J. Steve Anne. "This second one was set-up entirely at her (Cervenka's) behest, and she's coming all the way across the country just to do it, which I think speaks to the effect Raven has on people."


Exene Cervenka
w/ Mike Dees, Jason Pulley, & D.J. Steve Anne
Wednesday, November 17, 9 p.m.


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