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Live in the Clubs: Watt, Missingmen perform rock opera

Mike Watt, center, will perform with Tom Watson, left, and Raul Morales at Valentine’s in Albany tonight.
Mike Watt, center, will perform with Tom Watson, left, and Raul Morales at Valentine’s in Albany tonight.
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Since 1997, Mike Watt has become one of the punk world’s biggest proponents of a not-so-typically punk rock format — the rock opera. This might be surprising to some fans considering the San Pedro, Calif., bassist is best known as a founding member of ’80s underground trailblazers Minutemen, a band that reveled in short, to-the-point songwriting. But even that band had larger thematic concerns tying the smaller pieces together — the group’s classic “Double Nickels ...


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