In the pantheon of rock originals, Patti Smith is one of the original originals
. Since exploding onto the scene with 1975's breathtaking Horses
, Smith's spent the past three decades honing her visionary marriage of performance-art poetry and ass-kicking rock 'n' roll. Lunkhead lore posits the 21st-century Smith as an admirable shadow of her earlier self, but fuck that: She's Patti Smith
, and tonight, she's at the Showbox. (Showbox, 1426 First Ave, ticketmaster.com. 8 pm, $25, 21+.