mike watt


V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014

Show Up!

Mariners, Monsters and the Iceage

Five rocking rave-ups for restless nights

From über-theatrical metal to experimental rock to Mike Watt’s sea-punk, Show Up! has deets on five concert treats. Now with A/V!
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Mike Watt with Iggy Pop. Watt’s the bass player for The Stooges these days.

Music

Mike Watt’s in town tonight

I got to interview him. He’s great.

Some musicians seem to hate the press, and it makes for distracted or antagonistic conversations. Later, I have to re-live the awkwardness as I listen to the recording. I guess I understand. Maybe it gets old talking to idiot reporters who misquote you or contort your answers, and the musicians start to assume that’s always the case.

Watt’s probably given hundreds of interviews, yet he seemed genuine and thoughtful. His voice is gruff, just like it is when he sings on his records. There’s nothing fake or put-on about him. It was fascinating to talk to him about the bass and improvisation, and where he is in his life right now.

As a side note, he also got his own record label off the ground this year. He’ll be putting out albums every two months or so.

Mike Watt and the Missingmen

with Jenny Invert

Monday, March 14, 9 p.m.

Launchpad

618 Central SW

Tickets: $10, 21-and-over

More Mike Watt at hootpage.com

V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
Mike Watt

Feature

Punk Is Whatever We Made It to Be

An interview with bassist Mike Watt

Mike Watt's latest album, Hyphenated-Man, is not about the past. "It's kind of a meditation on me in middle age," he says.

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