The musical history of Los Angeles can be divided into two distinct eras: "Before X" and "After X." X was one of the first U.S. punk bands, but by adding rockabilly and country elements, they were a major influence on the Americana/alt-country movement, not to mention subsequent waves of punk bands. X: Live In Los Angeles commemorates the 25th anniversary of the band's landmark debut album, Los Angeles. On this CD, the original lineup-John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake-come together once again to celebrate this milestone with a killer 21-song set of fan favorites.
L.A. Without a Map is a 1998 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mika Kaurismäki and written by Mika Kaurismäki and Richard Rayner, based on his novel. The film stars David Tennant, Vinessa Shaw, Julie Delpy, Vincent Gallo, Joe Dallesandro, and Johnny Depp. It is a French, British and Finnish production.