BENTON HARBOR — Brian Vander Ark should be waist-deep in his own mid-life crisis.

It’s been 20 years since the now 50-year-old musician and his band, The Verve Pipe, released “Villains,” its major-label debut that included the Top 10 single “Photograph” and the No. 1, era-defining modern rock hit, “The Freshmen.” While The Verve Pipe never replicated that chart success, the band’s frontman has never stopped creating.