Our punk rock icons are aging. Mike Watt now looks more like a retiring shop teacher than a rocking member of the double bass group Dos, and the recent surprise guest on NPRs quiz show, Wait, Wait, Dont Tell Me was not a senator with presidential aspirations, it was the Black Flag frontman turned Grammy-winning-spoken-word-artist Henry Rollins.
By now, his famous band logo tattoo of four black lines has blended together into a disheveled rhombus -- most likely with stray, graying hairs peeking out of its cracks -- but Rollins keeps right on rollin. How can he not? Our current presidential administration has spoon fed him seven years of delicious spoken word fodder and hes too smart to turn down a gift like that. Hes packed clubs and theaters, hosted radio and television shows, and, yes, he has also written for and sung in some of the biggest-named bands in the history of punk/hardcore. So why is he coming to South Florida? Not sure. Maybe you should ask him this evening at 8 p.m. during his second of a two-night stint at The Theater (854 Conniston Rd., West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $28.50 and (oddly enough) can be purchased through corporate giant, Ticketmaster. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Sept. 25-26, 2007