Listen to This: X Frontman John Doe on Music, Film, and Life After LA
On August 3-4, AFS will partner with John Doe, of LA band X, to present a special weekend of films at the AFS Cinema including, X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC, ROCKERS, and GEORGIA. Come early and stay late as Doe will be in attendance all weekend. Purchase tickets.
On this episode of the AFS Viewfinders podcast, we visit with John Doe, one of the leaders of the seminal Los Angeles punk band X. Since the band’s beginning in the late 1970s, Doe has carved out a special place for himself in music history. But that’s only half the story. The same love of storytelling and characterization that makes his songwriting come alive has also produced a multi-decade career as an actor, often in small but important character roles. In this conversation, Doe talks with AFS’s Lars Nilsen about growing up in Baltimore and knowing John Waters, how he got into music and film, the LA years, and going to see movies. Bill Morgan, director of X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC, will join Doe in a Q&A following the screening on August 3.