In addition to being a founding member of the ground-breaking LA band, X, John Doe has recorded 9 solo records and acted in over 50 films and television productions. In the new book Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, Doe and assorted friends – with help from Tom DeSavia – tell the story of L.A. punk as it began, developed, and changed the music scene forever. Doe, Exene Cervenka of X, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Henry Rollins of Black Flag, and more share tales of friendships, feuds, dreams, and disappointments, acquainting us with the weirdness and wonder that defined the world they created on the fringes of Hollywood society. Enjoy an evening of music from this great American performer at this cookout concert in the HopMonk’s beer garden. Doors open at 4, and the show starts at 5. Support comes from John Elliott.