When: Fri., July 24, 8 p.m. 2015

Of Los Angeles’ massive first wave of American punks, the music made by X on their first five albums and handful of singles has aged extremely well. Simply stated, it’s literate, but fun as hell. Their shows are reliably excellent too. I’ve seen them a handful of times going back to the mid-1980s, and they’ve always left me sweating and entirely energized. Please note that, due to his recent diagnosis of bladder cancer, guitarist Billy Zoom will not be appearing. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Price: $35