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Photo Essay: X, New York Dolls @ Club Nokia 12/20/08

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Saturday night's marquee lineup at Club Nokia of X, New York Dolls, and Cracker was a perfect set up for a reenactment of the evolution of the clichéd rock fan: the MC5 meets Stooges and Stones 70's garage rock of the Dolls; the timeless West Coast iteration of late '70s downtown punk best repped by hometown heroes X; the '90s post-cowpunk, quasi-kitsch alt-rock of Cracker.

Throw away the bullshit clichés -- this nearly four-hour show was hardly a lesson in history. The music of X and the New York Dolls is as fresh -- and as rockin' as ever.