These days, some folks may know Henry Rollins only from his Jackass "Off-Road Tattoo" sketch--barreling recklessly across the sand dunes and blurting nonsensical profanities while Steve-O gets a smiley-face inked on his bicep. Or, if you're a child of the '90s, his name might conjure images of Beavis and Butt-Head chuckling their way through his video for "Liar." Lastly, those with taste will be aware of his stint as the erratic vocalist for Black Flag. But few know him as the spoken-word artist he's become for the "Recountdown Tour," an avenue for soapbox politics and a chance for the aging punk veteran to prod fans into joining him in his tireless fight against the machine. Recalling toned-down versions of his songs--needlessly in-your-face testosterone fits--Rollins' latest stage persona posits him as a counterculture pundit, a little older and, at least by his own measure, wiser. Well, at least he's still got the black muscle Tee and Street Fighter haircut.
Wed., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2008