Friday, 22 March 2013 10:57

Eclectic Best Bet: Henry Rollins

Written by  Lindsay Patton-Carson
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Henry Rollins – The Long March
The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids
April 12, 6:30 p.m.
$22.50 advance, $27 day of show, (616) 942-1328

While James Franco may be known for publicizing the whole modern-Renaissance-man thing, Henry Rollins did it while Franco was learning cursive. Though he'll always be affectionately known as Black Flag's frontman, Rollins did his own thing (or more appropriately, "things") when he left the band in 1986. He started his own record label and publishing company, got into spoken-word performances, led Rollins Band, hosted television and radio shows, wrote some books, did some acting (more recently and notoriously as a white supremacist on "Sons of Anarchy") and ... well, we could go on forever, but you get the point. He's punk rock's Renaissance man who lives the 'try anything once' mentality and will likely (actually, we'd put money on this) work up until his last breath. This month, he brings his Long March tour to Grand Rapids, having previously brought it to Kalamazoo in 2012. Guess he liked West Michigan – or he just refuses to stop. Ever. –Reported by Lindsay Patton-Carson

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