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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!


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!


Upcoming tour series

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


Sleepy Sun

The Sonics

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


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:

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:

If you would like to donate something to the silent auction, please email:


January 4 Benefit show:

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




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


VENUE CHANGE: December 7 Alan Forbes Benefit

Posted in Live Shows, Music on December 6, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Due to an unforeseen issue with the Make Out Room’s plumbing, the Alan Forbes benefit show scheduled for this Saturday has been moved to The Chapel! It’s around the corner from the Make Out Room, so if you live near you can still walk to the show! Also, as all shows at the Chapel, advance tickets are available (

Doors at 7:00 PM
7:00 Jello Biafra (DJ set)
8:00 Ethan Miller (solo)
9:00 Harderships
10:00 The Freeks
11:00 Hot Lunch

Jello Biafra will also be DJ’ing between bands!

We’d like to thank everyone at the Chapel for making this possible and and the Make Out Room for assisting in finding a new venue on almost no notice!

TThe Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110

ALAN FORBES December 7th Benefit and Silent Auction information

Posted in Live Shows with tags on November 27, 2013 by Secret Serpents

For those that can’t make the December 7th benefit show, we’ve made it possible to bid on items that are part of the silent auction up until December 5th. Keep an eye out as we will be adding more items to this list within the next few days.

A separate list of items for the January 4th silent auction will be posted at a later date.

Any questions can be emailed to:

Silent Auction items for December 7th, 2013:


Saturday, December 7th, 2013 – EARLY SHOW!

The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St (at Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-2888

Doors: 5:00 PM
First band: 6:00 PM
Ends by 10:00 PM

The Freeks – Led by Ruben Romano (founding member of Fu Manchu and Nebula) and supported by Hari Hassin on drums (Roadsaw), Tom Davies on bass (Nebula), Esteban Chavez on keys, and Jonathan Hall on guitar (Angry Samoans, Backbiter), the Freeks deliver raw, unrefined, screaming fuzzed psychedelic rock’n’roll music that is dream bent with tension and laced with Full On passion.

Hot Lunch – Ex-Parchaman Farm frontman Eric Shea assembled a band comprising guitarist Aaron Nudelman (Mensclub), drummer Rob Alper (SLA, The Fells) and bass player Charlie Karr (Harold Ray Live In Concert). With vintage refrigerator sized tube amps and Rob’s double-kick setup, these four men were soon channeling their love for Grand Funk Railroad, Hawkwind, Lobby Loyde, Misfits, Crushed Butler, Alice Cooper, Blue Cheer, Rush, early 1980s skate punk, UFO, Ace Frehley, Gedo, Sir Lord Baltimore, and Chuck Berry. But the dudes also shared a lusty hunger for noontime meals served piping hot, which led to one of the most clever, well thought-out and originally conceptualized monikers in the entire history of all music: Hot Lunch.

Harderships – Members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, and Zen Guerrilla

Ethan Miller – frontman from various Bay Area bands such as Comets on Fire, Howlin Rain, and Feral Ohms

In addition to the live music, Dead Kennedys founder Jello Biafra will be DJ’ing the event!


Diesel Fuel Printing has donated sticker printing to help out with the benefit! Now available: 4″ die cut sticker with Alan Forbes design.

Available HERE
Alan Forbes Benefit sticker

Aquarius Records X Secret Serpents opening!

Posted in Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , on September 27, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Aquarius Records

Secret Serpents is teaming up with San Francisco’s Aquarius Records to have a revolving show of past and current Secret Serpents curated tour series posters. For the opening next Thursday, Isaiah Mitchell from Earthless (and Valley King Records bands Golden Void and Black Elk Medicine Band) will be performing. There will be mini art prints, handbills, and stickers included with ever poster sale during the opening.

In addition, there will complementary beer courtesy of 101 North Brewing Company!

Artists in attendance include: Alan Forbes, Junko Mizuno, John Howard, and more!

Date: Thursday: October 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE!

Aquarius Records
1055 Valencia Street (btwn 21st and 22nd)
San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 647-2272

Aquarius Records

101 North

Melvins 30th Anniversary tour series!

Posted in Latest Additions, Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , on August 20, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Check out the posters for the recent Melvins 30th Anniversary tour series that was curated by Secret Serpents! Click on the images for purchasing information from the artists!

Available through Secret Serpents:

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh

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

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

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Seattle 2013 by Skinner

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour – Vancouver 2013 by Junko Mizuno

Available from the artists:
Salt Lake City by Malleus (available through Malleus)

Milwaukee by Bobby Dixon (available through Bobby Dixon)

Hartford by Steve Walters (Contact Secret Serpents for purchasing information)

Carrboro by Zomic (available through Zomic)

Austin by Mishka Westell (available through Mishka Westell)

Dallas by Anonymous Ink (available through Anonymous Ink)

Columbus by Anonymous Ink (available through Anonymous Ink)

Phoenix by Ryan Duggan (available through Ryan Duggan)

Washington DC by Gumball Designs (available through Gumball Designs)

New York by Tara McPherson (available through Tara McPherson)

Atlanta by Neal Williams (available though Neal Williams)

Boston by Pete Cardoso (available through Pete Cardoso)

Millvale by Justin Kamerer (available through Justin Kamerer)

Houston by Billy Perkins (purchasing information TBA)

Nashville by Print Mafia (available through Print Mafia)

Omaha by Mathias Valdez (available through Lastleaf Printing)

Syracuse by Weird Beard (purchasing information TBA)

Cleveland by Josh Davis (available through Dead Meat Design)

Rock Island by Francisco Ramirez (available through Bureau of Print Research)

Detroit by Shawn Knight and Michael Hacker (available through Shawn Knight)

Philadelphia by David Welker (available through David Welker)

New Orleans by Elvisdead (available through Elvisdead)

Sacramento by Henry Contreras (purchasing information TBA)

Portland by Guy Burwell (available through Guy Burwell)

Hartford by FugScreens (purchasing information TBA)

Carrboro by FugScreens (purchasing information TBA)

New TOMAHAWK posters now available!

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


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)

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


Philadelphia 2013 by Alan Forbes (available through Secret Serpents)

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

Chicago 2013 by Jeff Soto (available through Secret Serpents)

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

Brian Ewing

Arik Roper – available HERE

Viral Graphics – available HERE

Neal Williams – available HERE

Elvisdead – available HERE

Adam Pobiak – available HERE

Shawn Knight – available HERE

Lastleaf Printing – available HERE

Aaron Horkey

Weird Beard 72

Alan Forbes – available HERE

Alan Forbes (original ink) – available HERE

John Howard – available HERE

Billy Perkins – available HERE

Anonymous Ink – available HERE

Richie Goodtimes

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 – San Francisco 2013 original art by Alan Forbes

Swans – Tokyo 2013 by Junko Mizuno

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

Tomahawk – Austin 2012 by Bobby Dixon

Tomahawk – Houston 2012 by Marq Spusta

Swans – Glasgow 2012 by Francisco Ramirez

Upcoming SWANS tour and poster sale!

Posted in Live Shows, Official Tour Series, Posters with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by Secret Serpents


From now until Sunday, January 20th, 2013, all Swans posters are on sale! Click HERE for more info!

Look out for more posters if you are able to catch them on their upcoming tour! We’ll be releasing images soon (as well as where to get the posters online!).

2/13/2013 Sydney, Manning Bar
2/15/2013 Melbourne, Corner Hotel
2/16/2013 Melbourne, ATP Festival
2/19/2013 Tokyo, UNIT
3/12/2013 Helsinki, Tavastia
3/14/2013 Brno, Fleda Club
3/15/2013 Krakow, Kwadrat
3/16/2013 Warsaw, Stodola
3/18/2013 Moscow, Moscow Hall
3/19/2013 Budapest, Akvarium Klub
3/21/2013 Milan, O.C.A.
3/22/2013 Roma, Circolo Degli Artisti
3/23/2013 Verona, Interzona
3/25/2013 Basel, Kaserne
3/26/2013 Yverdon-les-Bains, L’Amalgame club
3/27/2013 Feyzin, L’Epicerie Moderne
3/28/2013 Dijon, Le Consortium
3/29/2013 Esch-Sur-Alzette, , Central Cultrel Kulturfabrik
3/30/2013 Antwerp, Trix Venue
4/1/2013 Birmingham, HMV Institute
4/2/2013 Brighton, Concorde 2
4/4/2013 London, Koko- Mouth to Mouth Curator Event
4/5/2013 Leeds, Stulus – Leeds University Union
4/6/2013 Bristol, O2 Academy, Bristol
4/7/2013 Istanbul, Salon IKSV