John Doe has had a long and curious career. Born John Nommensen Duchac, he came to prominence in the late 1970s L.A. Punk scene via his iconic Rockabilly-infused outfit X. In the late 1980s he starting acting in movies like Salvador, Road House and Great Balls of Fire; according to IMDb, he’s appeared in some 76 titles, from Boogie Nights and The Rage: Carrie 2 to TV shows ER and CSI: Miami. His poetry has appeared in various places over the years as well, and he recently published Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, a memoir he co-wrote with other era luminaries Mike Watt, Henry Rollins and X bandmate (and ex-wife) Exene Cervenka, among others. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.
The John Doe Rock N' Roll Band brings Tex-Mex flavor to the Taft Theatre Monday with Jesse Dayton. More into/tickets: tafttheatre.org .