Now 54, the doyenne of Los Angeles punk band X — called by Robert Hilburn "not just one of the greatest female rockers, but one of the greatest musical figures, period" — still does shows and lives quietly in Orange County. Scott Martelle profiles Cervenka in Orange Coast magazine's April issue, 30 years after the band's first album, Los Angeles, "helped propel the band from the L.A. underground into the national spotlight with a mix of punk attitude and roots rock."
Also in this week's email: Writer Dave Keller makes a case for X being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The video clip appears to be from the 1986 documentary "The Unheard Music."
Photo of Exene Cervenka: David McClister / Orange Coast