Archive for Alan Forbes

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!


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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 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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New additions to the store!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Posters, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We have a ton of new additions to the store! Click on the images for more information!

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour with Honky:

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – St Louis 2013 by Mike Murphy
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Seattle 2013 by Skinner
Melvins

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Vancouver 2013 by Junko Mizuno
Melvins

 

Mudhoney:

Mudhoney – Berlin 2013 by Malleus
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Birmingham, UK by Weird Beard
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Los Angeles 2013 by Anonymous Ink
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Seattle 2013 by Seattle Show Posters
Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Seattle 2013 by Dan Grzeca
Mudhoney

 

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine:

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Long Beach 2013 by Ross Sewage
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Sacramento 2013 by Anonymous Ink
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – San Luis Obispo 2013 by Seattle Show Posters
Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine – Scottsdale 2013 by Jim Altieri
Jello Biafra

 

Alan Forbes original inks:

Black Elk Medicine Band – 2013 original ink – comes with a copy of the 7″ on colored vinyl!
Valley King Records

Blackwülf – 2013 original ink
Blackwülf

Feral Ohms – 2013 original ink – comes with a copy of the 7″ on colored vinyl!
Valley King Records

Melvins – San Francisco – 2013 original ink
Melvins

Valley King Records:

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

Feral Ohms ‘Living Junkyard’ 7″
Feral Ohms

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

Pins of Light – Shirt & Sticker
Pins of Light

New TOMAHAWK posters now available!

Posted in Latest Additions, Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Tomahawk

We curated a poster series for the recent Tomahawk east coast tour! Click on the images below for purchasing information.

All older Tomahawk posters available through Secret Serpents will be on sale through June 16th! Click HERE for more info!

Boston 2013 by Mishka Westell (available through Mishka Westell)
Tomahawk

New York 2013 by Tara McPherson (available through Cotton Candy Machine)
Tomahawk

Tomahawk

Philadelphia 2013 by Alan Forbes (available through Secret Serpents)
Tomahawk

Washington DC 2013 by Dan Grzeca (available through Dan Grzeca)
Tomahawk

Chicago 2013 by Jeff Soto (available through Secret Serpents)
Tomahawk

Weekly poster sale!

Posted in Official Tour Series, Posters, Weekly Special with tags , on May 16, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We have a quite a few posters on sale this week (actually, for the next week and half)!

All 2009 posters by Alan Forbes

Alan Forbes

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All posters by Junko Mizuno

Junko Mizuno

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Secret Serpents Mystery Tubes
These tubes will contain 4 posters along with other swag we have laying around! Posters will be chosen from tour series that we have set up past and present!

MysteryTube

NEW Black Crowes poster, NEW Mystery Tube, NEW Contest!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , on March 25, 2013 by Secret Serpents

NEW BLACK CROWES POSTER!
Check out Alan Forbes latest poster for the return of the Black Crowes! This poster is for the UK tour that started yesterday! It’s available now HERE!

The Black Crowes

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NEW MYSTERY TUBE!
We are now offering a new psych-specific Forbes mystery tube! Each tube will contain 4 silkscreened posters PLUS a silkscreened handbill. (hint: Black Crowes and Chris Robinson Brotherhood fans should take note of this one!)

For more information, click HERE!
Alan Forbes

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CONTEST TIME!
From now until Sunday, March 31st, 2013, all customers who place an order for $50 or more of Alan Forbes posters will be automatically entered to win an Artist Proof copy of his latest Black Crowes poster for their UK tour! We will be announcing the winner on the Secret Serpents Facebook page on Monday!

Mystery tube sales!

Posted in Latest Additions, Official Tour Series, Posters, Weekly Special with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by Secret Serpents

We are having another mystery tube sale! There are a few different options to choose from in case you are interested in a specific band. All tubes contain 4 silkscreen posters in new condition! The sale lasts until Sunday, March 10th or until supplies last.

Limit one per customer per type of mystery tube (in other words, you can order one of each if you’d like!).

Alan Forbes Mystery Tube sale => click HERE
The Alan Forbes Mystery Tube sale can include Forbes posters from 2007 – 2013. We will be throwing in extra swag in with these tubes!

Faith No More Mystery Tube sale => click HERE
The Faith No More Mystery Tube sale can include posters from their first reunion show at the Brixton Academy in 2009 to their last show at the Brixton Academy in 2012.

Melvins / Melvins Lite Mystery Tube sale => click HERE
The Melvins Mystery Tube sale can contain posters from 2007 to their recent Guiness Book record setting Melvins Lite tour in 2012.

Mudhoney Mystery Tube sale => click HERE
The Mudhoney Mystery Tube sale can contain posters from their tours ranging from 2008 to 2012. We will be throwing in band signed copies in random tubes as well.

Queens of the Stone Age Mystery Tube sale => click HERE
Queens of the Stone Age Mystery tube sale can contain posters from their US, Europe, and Australian tours in 2007 and 2008.

Secret Serpents Mystery tube sale => click HERE
The Secret Serpents Mystery Tube sale can contain posters from the above bands and others like Fantomas, Tomahawk, Swans, the Mars Volta and many other bands by artists Alan Forbes, Malleus, Marq Spusta, Lil Tuffy and many, many more!




2013 Graveyard tour series!

Posted in Latest Additions, Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Check out the recent Secret Serpents curated tour series for Sweden’s GRAVEYARD! Purchasing info, if available, is listed.

Brian Mercer
Graveyard

Brian Ewing
Graveyard

Arik Roper – available HERE
Graveyard

Viral Graphics – available HERE
Graveyard

Neal Williams – available HERE
Graveyard

Elvisdead – available HERE
Graveyard

Adam Pobiak – available HERE
Graveyard

Shawn Knight – available HERE
Graveyard

Lastleaf Printing – available HERE
Graveyard

Aaron Horkey
Graveyard

Weird Beard 72
Graveyard

Alan Forbes – available HERE
Graveyard

Alan Forbes (original ink) – available HERE
Graveyard

John Howard – available HERE
Graveyard

Billy Perkins – available HERE
Graveyard

Anonymous Ink – available HERE
Graveyard

Richie Goodtimes
Graveyard

New additions to the store!

Posted in Latest Additions, Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Original Art, Posters, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Click on the links for more information!

Karma to Burn record cover full color original art by Alan Forbes
Karma to Burn

Graveyard – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Graveyard

Graveyard – San Francisco 2013 original art by Alan Forbes
Graveyard

Swans – Tokyo 2013 by Junko Mizuno
Swans

Swingin’ Utters – Tour 2013 by Alan Forbes
Swingin' Utters

Swingin’ Utters – Tour 2013 original art by Alan Forbes
Swingin Utters

Tomahawk – San Francisco 2013 by Huck Gee
Tomahawk – San Francisco 2013 by Huck Gee – BAND SIGNED
Tomahawk

Tomahawk – San Francisco 2013 by Skinner
Tomahawk – San Francisco 2013 by Skinner – BAND SIGNED
Tomahawk

Tomahawk – Austin 2012 by Bobby Dixon
Tomahawk

Tomahawk – Houston 2012 by Marq Spusta
Tomahawk

Swans – Glasgow 2012 by Francisco Ramirez
Swans

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