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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!


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

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

Swans – Bonnaroo 2013 by Dan Grzeca


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



 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



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



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


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!

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Black Friday…and Saturday…and Sunday!

Posted in Official Tour Series, Original Art, Paintings, Posters, Shirts, Weekly Special on November 21, 2012 by Secret Serpents

Black Friday through Sunday (November 23-25, 2012) we will be offering free domestic and discounted international shipping. Also, all poster orders will include a Poster Pop sticker designed by Alan Forbes. All poster orders over $50 will also include a silkscreened mini art print or mini poster / handbill. All poster orders over $100 will include the sticker, mini art print or mini poster / handbill, and a bonus full sized silkscreened gigposter. We will do out best to keep it in the same genre of music of the poster(s) being purchased.

Also, starting Monday, November 26 through end of the year we will have weekly specials, so check back!

Thanks and have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Please note: this offer is only good towards purchases in our webstore, not our ebay store.

Hand colored ‘Traveler’ art print by Alan Forbes!

Posted in Latest Additions, Original Art, Paintings, Posters with tags , on April 30, 2012 by Secret Serpents

Secret Serpents will be releasing 5 hand-colored copies of Alan Forbes upcoming art print ‘Traveler’. No two copies will be alike! They will ship on or around May 28th, 2012. As with all poster orders, you can combine shipping to save!

Reserve your copy now by clicking HERE!

If it’s the original ink that you are after, it’s available (and ships now!). Click HERE for more info on the original!

Lil Tuffy curated art show!

Posted in Original Art, Paintings, Posters with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by Secret Serpents

Alan Forbes: Mattias Hellberg LP/CD cover

Posted in Commissions, Latest Additions, Original Art, Paintings with tags , , , on May 12, 2011 by Secret Serpents

Alan just finished a full color original piece for Mattias Hellbergs new record. Mattias Hellberg, from Sweden, has been in numerous bands such as the Hellacopters and The Soundtrack of Our Lives, and Thunder Express, just to name a few!

The original is now available to purchase. Click the image for more information!

Then…There…Now: The Paintings of Alan Forbes

Posted in Original Art, Paintings with tags , , on August 29, 2010 by Secret Serpents

On Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Hotel Biron in San Francisco will host the opening of Then…There…Now: The Paintings of Alan Forbes. The opening will start at 7:00 pm. The show will hang though out the month of September, so if you can’t make the opening, feel free to stop by afterwards!

This show will have oil and acrylic paintings only (no posters this time, sorry!).

Hotel Biron
45 Rose Street (between Market & Gough)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 703-0403