April 2014 news!

Posted in Commissions, Latest Additions, Music, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Paintings, Posters, Valley King Records, Weekly Special with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Alan Forbes was recently commissioned by Sleepy Sun to handle the cover art for their newest CD/LP release ‘Maui Tears’. He decided to take on the task by creating an oil and acrylic painting on wood! The original artwork is now available to purchase in our store!
Click on the images for more information

Sleepy Sun


On sale this month!

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On sale 4/1/14 – 4/6/14
Altamont – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes and Junko Mizuno
Altamont

Legion of Mary – Oregon 1974 by Alan Forbes
Legion of Mary

Swans – Bonnaroo 2013 by Dan Grzeca
Swans

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On sale 4/7/14 – 4/13/14

Golden Void / Hot Lunch / Harsh Toke – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes

Golden Void

High On Fire – Cleveland 2006 by Emek

High On Fire

Swans – Los Angeles 2012 by Justin Kamerer

Swans

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 On sale 4/14/14 – 4/20/14

Dinosaur Jr – Victoria, BC by Patent Pending

Dinosaur Jr

Faith No More – Bucharest 2009 by Marq Spusta

Faith No More

Swans – Helsinki 2013 by John Howard

Swans

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On sale 4/21/14 – 4/27/14

AC Newman – Pontiac, MI 2009 by Lonny Hurley

AC Newman

High On Fire / Torche – Denver 2010 by Tim Lehi

High On Fire

Mudhoney – Mezzago, IT 2012 by Malleus

Mudhoney

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Other news!

International shipping

We’ve started shipping international orders via USPS First Class with tracking. What does that mean for our international customers? Shipping just got a lot cheaper!

Upcoming tour series

Upcoming tour series that we’ve curated include: Graveyard (US tour), Sleepy Sun (US tour), The Sonics (European tour), and Swans (European and US tours).

Upcoming projects by Alan Forbes

A few posters Alan has been working on include Earthless, Goat, and Graveyard. Also keep an eye out for some more merch for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood…

Alan Forbes Benefit

We still have items in the eBay store that was set up for the Alan Forbes Benefit. More items are still being added! Check it out HERE!


Valley King Records updates!

White Manna

We have started taking pre-orders for the next Valley King Records release – White Manna’s ‘Come Down Safari’ LP. This is the second picture disc that we’ve released…and first full length!

As with all Valley King Records releases, this is limited to just 500 copies and artwork is by Alan Forbes. Once they sell out they won’t be repressed! All pre-orders will include a die-cut vinyl sticker based on the artwork. We are also offering a $5.00 discount on all pre-orders!

“Much of the edge of their set – which takes places amidst a backdrop of retina-burning ink projections of purples, blues and whites – comes from vocalist and guitarist David Johnson. He uses each loop of their psychedelic reel to whip himself up into a frothing at the mouth frenzy, to the point where his repeated mantras become unhinged howls, raging against the bone-hard space rock of his four band mates. In a recent interview, Johnson revealed he didn’t pick up a guitar until his late 20’s, which partly explains the primal nature of White Manna’s wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and The Stooges.” – NME

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We still have a very some of our previous releases in very limited quantities!

AnywhereAnywhere ‘Olompali’ 12″ EP Picture Disc

members of the Melvins, Nirvana, Comets on Fire, and more!

AltamontAltamont ‘Mrs Creech’ 7″

members of the Melvins, Acid King, and Big Business

Black Elk Medicine BandBlack Elk Medicine Band ‘Santa Ana’ 7″

debut release featuring members of Earthless, Trans Am, and Monster Magnet

Feral OhmsFeral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″

debut release featuring members of Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse, and Nudity

Pins of LightPins of Light ‘The New Sun’ 7″

members of Dead and Gone, Hightower, and Triclops!


Quick Links!

Secret Serpents Store / Secret Serpents eBay  –   Facebook: Secret Serpents / Valley King Records  –  Instagram: Secret Serpents

White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP Pic Disc now available for pre-order!

Posted in Valley King Records with tags , on March 21, 2014 by Secret Serpents

White Manna

Valley King Records next release – White Manna ‘Come Down Safari’ LP – is now available for pre-order! This, like the Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12” release in 2013, is also a picture disc with artwork by Alan Forbes. For fans of Carlton Melton, Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips.

“Californians, White Manna. Much of the edge of their set – which takes places amidst a backdrop of retina-burning ink projections of purples, blues and whites – comes from vocalist and guitarist David Johnson. He uses each loop of their psychedelic reel to whip himself up into a frothing at the mouth frenzy, to the point where his repeated mantras become unhinged howls, raging against the bone-hard space rock of his four band mates. In a recent interview, Johnson revealed he didn’t pick up a guitar until his late 20’s, which partly explains the primal nature of White Manna’s wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and The Stooges.” – NME

For a limited time, we are offering $5.00 off all pre-orders. In addition, all orders from our webstore for ‘Come Down Safari’ will include an exclusive die-cut sticker based on the cover art.

As with all Valley King Records releases, this is a one time only pressing of 500. Once they are gone, they won’t be repressed!

All orders will ship on (or around) April 28, 2014.

March 2014 news!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Secret Serpents

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE STORE!

The Sonics – Chicago 2014 by Alan Forbes
The Sonics

The Sonics – Chicago – 2014 ORIGINAL INK by Alan Forbes

The Sonics

Wooden Shjips, Carlton Melton, Golden Void – San Francisco 2014 by Alan Forbes
VERY few copies available!
Wooden Shjips

High On Fire – Brooklyn 2013 by Justin Walsh
VERY FEW COPIES AVAILABLE!

High On Fire

Melvins, Honky – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh
VERY FEW COPIES AVAILABLE!

Melvins

Swans – Birmingham, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh
ONE COPY AVAILABLE!

Swans

Swans – Bristol, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh
ONE COPY AVAILABLE!

Swans

Tomahawk – Amsterdam 2013 by Justin Walsh
TWO COPIES AVAILABLE!
Tomahawk

Mudhoney – Düsseldorf 2013 by Anonymous Ink

Mudhoney

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Other posters for The Sonics shows available through the artists:

Cleveland 2014 by Mishka Westell:

The Sonics

Minneapolis 2013 by Decoder Ring Design Concern:

The Sonics

 

 

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ALAN FORBES BENEFIT AUCTIONS!

We are still adding auction items to the eBay site that we have set up to help cover the medical bills Alan has accrued. You can bid on the items here: www.ebay.com/usr/alanforbesbenefit2013

In addition, we have received some donations damaged in shipping. We are offering the damaged posters up in mystery tubes (four posters per tube) for $20 plus shipping. Contact info@secretserpents.com for more information and availability.

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New original inks by Alan Forbes now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Secret Serpents

We’ve added a few of Alan Forbes more recent inks to our webstore! They are on sale for a very limited time.

Original artwork

BL’AST!, Lecherous Gaze, Hot Lunch – San Francisco 2014 original art
B:'AST!

Lecherous Gaze / Hot Lunch split 7″ 2014 original art
Lecherous Gaze / Hot Lunch

The Fresh and Only’s, Vetiver – San Francisco NYE 2013 original art
The Fresh and Only's

High On Fire – San Francisco 2013 original art
High On Fire

Mammatus – Space Brain shirt design 2013 original art
Space Brain

Melvins, Redd Kross, Frightwig – San Francisco NYE 2013 original art
Melvins

Naughty Aud 2013 beer label full color original art
Naughty Aud

Queens of the Stone Age – Richmond 2013 original art
Queens of the Stone Age

White Hills – 2013 shirt original art
White Hills

February 2014 news!

Posted in Live Shows, Music, Official Tour Series, Posters, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Secret Serpents

Alan Forbes Benefit – eBay store

We still have items available to benefit Alan Forbes medical bills. An eBay store has been set up specifically for the benefit. Right now we have items from Marq Spusta, Tyler Stout, Malleus, Crosshair, and more! Check back often as items are going up weekly.

The eBay store can be found HERE!

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Valley King Records in Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine’s senior writer, David Fricke, listed Valley King Records in his Year In Rock List alongside Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen! Thanks David!

The article can be found HERE!

Valley King Records releases can be found HERE!

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Upcoming tour series

We are currently working on a few new official tour series including those for:

Graveyard

Sleepy Sun

The Sonics

New additions to the store…and more!

Posted in Latest Additions, Posters, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by Secret Serpents

We hope everyone had a happy and safe new year! The last few months have been hectic organizing the benefits and fundraising for Alan Forbes….along with keeping up with our regular work. Thanks to everyone who’s helped out – it’s made our job a lot easier! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted an update to the store, so here’s a big one…

A Minor Forest – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
A Minor Forest

Altamont – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes & Junko Mizuno
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Comets on Fire – London 2013 by Alan Forbes & Ethan Miller
Comets on Fire – London 2013 by Alan Forbes & Ethan Miller – VARIANT
Comets On Fire

Exodus – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Exodus

The Fresh and Only’s / Vetiver – NYE San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Fresh and Onlys

Golden Void / Hot Lunch – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Golden Void

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind – Oakland 2013 by Alan Forbes
Hawkwind

High On Fire – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
High On Fire


Legion of Mary – Oregon 1974 by Alan Forbes
(commissioned by the Jerry Garcia Estate)
Legion of Mary

Melvins / Redd Kross – NYE San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Melvins

Poison Idea – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Poison Idea

Queens of the Stone Age – Richmond, VA 2013 by Alan Forbes
QOTSA

Thee Oh Sees – Austin 2013 by Alan Forbes
Thee Oh Sees

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Alan Forbes Benefit related additions:

Benefit art print by Alan Forbes (printing donated by Monolith Press)
Benefit print

Benefit sticker by Alan Forbes (printing donated by Diesel Fuel Prints)
Alan Forbes Benefit sticker

Adventures on the Planet of the Apes Vol 1 (donated by Blunt Graffix)
Planet of the Apes

Black Cobra / Lecherous Gaze – San Francisco 2014 by Adam Pobiak (art donated by A. Pobiak, printing donated by Monolith Press)
Black Cobra

Kentucky Fried Football 2013 by Print Mafia (donated by Print Mafia)
Sanders

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In addition to the silent auction that have been set up, we also set up a section in the Secret Serpents store to purchase items (click HERE). We’ve also set up an eBay account dedicated to the benefit (click HERE). We will be adding a TON more items to both areas within the next two weeks, so check back!

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Check out the latest Valley King Records releases:

Anywhere “Olompali” 12″ picture disc
(members of Nirvana, Melvins, Big Business, Comets on Fire, Hella, Triclops!, and more)
Limited to 500 copies
Anywhere

Black Elk Medicine Band “Santa Ana” 7″
(members of Earthless, Monster Magnet, Trans Am)
Limited to 500 copies
Black Elk Medicine Band

Feral Ohms “Living Junkyard” 7″
(members of Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse, and more)
Limited to 500 copies
Feral Ohms

Pins of Light “The New Sun” 7″
(members of Dead and Gone, Hightower, Triclops!, and more)
Limited to 500 copies
Pins of Light

Altamont “Mrs Creech” 7″
(members of the Melvins, Acid King, and Big Business)
Limited to 500 copies
Altamont

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Check us out on Facebook and Instgram for the latest updates!

Problems ordering? Contact us at: info@secretserpents.com

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Alan Forbes Benefit Info – Silent Auction and January 4 show info

Posted in Live Shows, Music with tags , , , on December 16, 2013 by Secret Serpents

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We have started updating the list for the silent auction that ends January 5th. There is a TON more to add, but we’ve added donations that include a customized Arik Roper / Sleep poster, band signed items from Joe Strummer, the Black Crowes, Chris Cornell, Jethro Tull, and Peter Gabriel, a bunch of artist books donated by Last Gasp, and more! The list can be found here: http://goo.gl/nMjj5v

The online bidding ends January 3, 2014. After the online bidding ends, all items will be taken to the show with the highest online bidders as the starting amounts. Online winners will be contacted on January 7th. To take part of the silent auction, send your bid to: info@secretserpents.com

If you would like to donate something to the silent auction, please email: info@secretserpents.com

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January 4 Benefit show:

Bands:
Black Cobra – doom and sludge 2-member sludge-offshoot metal band from San Francisco, California. The band was formed in 2001 by guitarist Jason Landrian, formerly of Florida doom band Cavity, and former Acid King bassist Rafael Martinez.

Lecherous Gaze – Madness! Dementia! Raw Terror! Oozing forth from a festering sore on the recently buried corpse of ultra-sick, Californian sleaze-rock legends ANNHILIATION TIME, comes the ear-mauling, noisy, insanity-soaked musical mayhem of LECHEROUS GAZE! The self-proclaimed “#1 rockin’ band in the entire world,” LECHEROUS GAZE is like the prow of a mighty ship cutting through a sea of turd, carrying on the legacy of bands like the MC5 and Black Flag to bring dangerously heavy rock back to the masses. On The Skids was recorded in Oakland’s Earhammer Studios (Ghoul, Saviours) and is an up-tempo firebomb of awesome riffage, wailing solos, ’70s fuzz tone guitar and grade-A, no-bullshit rock ‘n’ roll!. Who needs studio trickery when each member is jamming out of his mind?!?! Three years in the making, LECHEROUS GAZE’s On The Skids’ maelstromic mixture of heavy rock riffs, punk snarl attitude and Zep-like attention to detail comes across like a hesher’s record collection melted together into one crushing slab of volcanic rock that leaves nothing but burning embers and ringing ears. Harsh and heavy, LECHEROUS GAZE play destructively nasty music for fiendish people!!!

Pins Of Light – San Francisco’s Pins of Light reside in that murky musical shadow-territory of the nearly unclassifiable. They craft a brutal and intricate mélange of metal, punk and prog that isn’t quite any of those things. Pins of Light’s most progressive moments are more Motörhead than Mothers of Invention; their metal is more Pink Floyd than it is Judas Priest; the elements of punk are a driving fistfight that’s entirely the band’s own. Singer and bassist Shane Baker, guitarists Jake Palladino and Ravi Durbeej, and drummer Phil Becker come previously (and currently) from such SF institutions as Dead and Gone, Night After Night, Hightower and Triclops (among a slew of others).

Kicker – Kicker is a Punk band from Oakland. Featuring current and past
members of Neurosis, Filth, and Dystopia, along with veteran road
dog Roadie on vocals. We’re here to drink your beer, eat
your chips and bludgeon your ears with Punk.

In addition to the live music, Big Nate will be DJ’ing and Parker Gibbs will be the emcee!

Advance tickets are now available through Bottom of the Hill!

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 626-4455

Doors: 8:30
First band: 9:00

 

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Besides the donation of the Junko Mizuno art cuff to the silent auction, Morphik is running a special through their site that will not only help out Alan’s medical expenses by donating 40% of all sales, but it will also include a 25% off discount!

When checking out, use the code: ALANFORBES

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