Mike Watt

Mike Watt + the Black Gang Share Bikini Kill Cover for Kill Rock Stars’ 30th Anniversary

Mike Watt, erstwhile bassist for the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges, shared a live version with the Black Gang of the Bikini Kill song "Rebel Girl"
Katherine Turman / January 19, 2021

Porno For Pyros Play ‘Pets’ and ‘Kimberly Austin’ at Lollapalooza Stream

When Lollapalooza moved its festival from Grant Park in Chicago to everyone's computer screens due to the pandemic, the longtime music fest also…
Emily Tan / July 31, 2020

Mike Watt’s Ball-Hog or Tugboat Turns 25: How a Bass Hero’s Eclectic LP Defined the ’90s

A quarter-century ago, bass-blasting punk stalwart Mike Watt was at a personal and professional crossroads. At age 38, he was already a legend. For 15…
John Paul Bullock / March 4, 2020

Krist Novoselic, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and Mike Watt All Play on the Same New Album

It's possible you've never heard of the psych band Anywhere, or of Christian Eric Beaulieu, the songwriter and guitarist who leads it. But it seems pretty…
Andy Cush / May 3, 2018

Mike Watt Releasing Live Album Featuring Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder

This fall, Mike Watt will release a live album from his 1995 tour, which was his first as a solo artist. The album, called Ring Spiel…
Taylor Berman / October 3, 2016

Grohl, Vedder Do Surprise Appearance at Watt Show

Punk icon Mike Watt performed in Seattle Wednesday night with his band the Missingmen - an under-the-radar gig at the intimate venue Triple Door. But…
Kevin O'Donnell / April 28, 2011

Mike Watt, ‘hyphenated-man’ (clenchedwrench)

Even when he's getting in touch with his inner Stephin Merritt by indulging all manner of high-concept, rock-opera cleverness -- yes, every song title is…
David Menconi / March 2, 2011