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Henry Rollins Coming to the Corcoran

The musician and spoken-word artist will deejay at the museum’s opening party for “Pump Me Up.”

Henry Rollins. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user ceedub13.

We reported back in November that the Corcoran was working on a major exhibition dedicated to DC subculture in the 1980s, curated by graffiti historian Roger Gastman. Today the museum announced that Washington native and punk icon Henry Rollins will deejay at the exhibition’s opening night party on Friday, February 22.

Rollins, who provided vocals for the short-lived but influential DC hardcore group State of Alert, was frontman for the LA-based band Black Flag from 1981 to 1986 and won a Grammy in 1995 for the audiobook of his memoir, Get in the Van. He’s since appeared in a number of film and TV projects, including Jackass: The Movie and Sons of Anarchy.

The February 22 party for “Pump Me Up” offers an opportunity to see the exhibition before its official opening on February 23. Tickets ($35) go on sale January 24.

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  • xyxy777

    I wonder too. Leaving out some of his best, collaporated music, with the Rollins Band, great line up, especially, the lead guitarist, Chis Haskett.. That was a highlight. Glad he's back. Henry.

  • Sansyou

    Errrmmmm....he also released a wealth of music with the Rollins Band that casts a long shadow to this day. Curious why such a major part of his creative output goes without mention in this bio.

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