8 p.m. Friday
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com
Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins has never been at a loss for words, causes or tour dates. His aptly titled Frequent Flyer Tour is a spoken word show, and his transition from hardcore punk to philosopher/raconteur/diplomat has him battling with words in new arenas. In recent years, he's become more of an activist for everything from gay rights to supporting troops in the Middle East. Tickets $22.50.