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.
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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