Walter Mencken 10:05 a.m., April 30
Short Takes: The Other F Word
Or: Pennywise stops being pound foolish. Or at least lead singer Jim Lindberg does, as he takes a long, hard look at the tensions that arise between being a punk rock icon and also the father of three little girls. Other punk dads join the discussion, and the result is an intermittently fascinating deconstruction of the punk ethos. To hear them tell it, punk was created by angry, miserable adolescents. By being decent fathers and responsible adults, these guys are essentially trying to kill their own genre - even as they get up on stage and rail against authority.
Reader rating: Two stars