March 2014 news!

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


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

High On Fire

Melvins, Honky – Baltimore 2013 by Justin Walsh


Swans – Birmingham, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh


Swans – Bristol, UK 2013 by Justin Walsh


Tomahawk – Amsterdam 2013 by Justin Walsh

Mudhoney – Düsseldorf 2013 by Anonymous Ink



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





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:

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 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

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

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!


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

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

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

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

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

Poison Idea – San Francisco 2013 by Alan Forbes
Poison Idea

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

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


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)


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!


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

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


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

Problems ordering? Contact us at:


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