Henry Rollins Coming to the Corcoran

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

By: Sophie Gilbert

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.