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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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 (http://www.thechapelsf.com/event/440229)

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
http://www.thechapelsf.com

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: info@secretserpents.com

Silent Auction items for December 7th, 2013: http://goo.gl/ZdUV6R

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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

Bands:
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!

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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

Alan Forbes benefit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 13, 2013 by Secret Serpents

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On Monday, October 21st, Alan Forbes was attacked in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. The attack left him with two skull fractures and damage to his right eye. As do a lot of artists, he has no insurance to cover the growing medical expenses. To help cover the medical expenses there are two benefit shows set up in San Francisco as well as other fundraisers. Each show will have silent auctions.

Current contributors include: The Black Crowes, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, the Melvins, Graveyard, Band of Horses, Norah Jones, The Jerry Garcia Estate, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Last Gasp Publishing, Hot Fog, Diesel Fuel Printing, Monolith Press, Bad Skulls, TRPS, Dr. No Effects Pedals, Deluxe Skateboard, The Fillmore, Bimbo’s, Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, Slims, Thee Parkside, Austin Psych Fest, and more.

Current artist contributors include: Marco Almera, Ralph Bakshi, Tyler Stout, Matt Leunig, Neal Williams, Big Toe, COOP, Malleus, Arik Roper, Skinner, Junko Mizuno, Robert Bowen, Morning Breath, Decoder Ring Design, Marq Spusta, Mishka Westell, Bobby Dixon, Joe Triscari, Delano, John Howard, Jared Connor, Adam Pobiak, Gary Houston, Viral Graphics, Gregg Gordon, Stainboy, and more.

In addition, Marq Spusta will be creating a benefit poster.

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

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Monolith Press has donated printing for an art print:

Benefit print
Poster orders can be made here:
http://www.secretserpentsstore.com/servlet/the-1003/Alan-Forbes-benefit-art/Detail

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Jared Connor of Mexican Chocolate Design created a shirt design with an Alan Forbes piece and Bad Skulls has donated printing:
Benefit shirt
Shirt pre-orders can be made here: http://www.secretserpentsstore.com/servlet/the-1008/Alan-Forbes-benefit-shirt/Detail

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Benefit shows:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: The Make Out Room
Door time: TBA

Bands:
Jello Biafra (DJ)
Harderships (members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Zen Guerrilla)
Hot Lunch (Tee Pee Records)
The Freeks (from OC)
Ethan Miller (of Howlin Rain / Comets on Fire)
plus special guests

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Date: Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Venue: Bottom of the Hill
Door time: TBA

Bands:
Black Cobra (Southern Lord Records)
Lecherous Gaze (Tee Pee Records)
Kicker (Tank Crime Records)
Pins of Light (Alternative Tentacles Records)
plus special guests

Anywhere ‘Olompali’ 12″ EP pic disc is now available for pre-order!

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Valley King Records with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Anywhere have returned! The sonic collective experimentation started by Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops! / Peace Creep), Cedric Bixler Zavala (The Mars Volta / Zavalaz), and Mike Watt (The Stooges / Minutemen) has expanded it’s identity, unveiling the much anticipated 4 song Olompali EP.

The lineup this time around features Dale Crover (the Melvins / Altamont), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana / Sweet 75), Jonathan Hischke (Hella / EV Kain), Ethan Miller (Comets On Fire / Feral Ohms), Toshi Kasai (Big Business / Altamont), Bret Constatino (Sleepy Sun), Matt Holliman (Sleepy Sun), Cyrus Comisky (Drunk Horse / Howlin Rain), and Christian Eric Beaulieu.

This also marks the first non-7″ for Valley King Records as this is a 12″ EP picture disc! Artwork is by Alan Forbes. Limited to 500 copies.

THE FIRST 100 PRE-ORDERS COME WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ANYWHERE STICKER!

Format: 12″ picture disc
Edition: 500
Artwork: Alan Forbes
Other info: Exclusive sticker for the first 100 pre-orders

Click HERE for pre-order information!

Anywhere

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

Altamont ‘Mrs. Creech’ 7″

Posted in Latest Additions, Music, Original Art, Shirts, Valley King Records with tags , on September 23, 2013 by Secret Serpents

Formed in 1994, Altamont was started as a side project by Dale Crover of Melvins, along with Joey Osbourne of Acid King and Dan Southwick. This will be their first release since 2005 after having records previously released by Mans Ruin Records and AntAcidAudio. This release also includes Coady Willis (Melvins / Big Business) and Toshi Kasai to round out the band!

As with all Valley King Records releases, the artwork is by Alan Forbes. The record packaging is silkscreened and signed & numbered by Forbes. Each single also comes with a vinyl sticker based on the cover art.

In addition to the regular edition of 500 on black vinyl, we are releasing a very limited amount on colored vinyl!

We are also making a very limited amount of shirts based on the cover art. The shirts will be American Apparel (or equivalent). Pre-orders are the only way to guarantee your size. Sorry, no womens shirts….mens sizes only (S-XXL). All shirts come with a vinyl sticker!

Altamont

Altamont

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Upcoming Altamont show:
Altamont (record release show)
Frehley’s Vomet
Plus! New works by Alan Forbes and Junko Mizuno

Saturday, November 2nd
9:00 PM – $5
Benders Bar
806 S Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94110

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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

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

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

Milwaukee by Bobby Dixon (available through Bobby Dixon)
Melvins

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

Carrboro by Zomic (available through Zomic)
Melvins

Austin by Mishka Westell (available through Mishka Westell)
Melvins

Dallas by Anonymous Ink (available through Anonymous Ink)
Melvins

Columbus by Anonymous Ink (available through Anonymous Ink)
Melvins

Phoenix by Ryan Duggan (available through Ryan Duggan)
Melvins

Washington DC by Gumball Designs (available through Gumball Designs)
Melvins

New York by Tara McPherson (available through Tara McPherson)
Melvins

Atlanta by Neal Williams (available though Neal Williams)
Melvins

Boston by Pete Cardoso (available through Pete Cardoso)
Melvins

Millvale by Justin Kamerer (available through Justin Kamerer)
Melvins

Houston by Billy Perkins (purchasing information TBA)
Melvins

Nashville by Print Mafia (available through Print Mafia)
Melvins

Omaha by Mathias Valdez (available through Lastleaf Printing)
Melvins

Syracuse by Weird Beard (purchasing information TBA)
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Cleveland by Josh Davis (available through Dead Meat Design)
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Rock Island by Francisco Ramirez (available through Bureau of Print Research)
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Detroit by Shawn Knight and Michael Hacker (available through Shawn Knight)
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Philadelphia by David Welker (available through David Welker)
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New Orleans by Elvisdead (available through Elvisdead)
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Sacramento by Henry Contreras (purchasing information TBA)
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Portland by Guy Burwell (available through Guy Burwell)
Melvins

Hartford by FugScreens (purchasing information TBA)
Melvins

Carrboro by FugScreens (purchasing information TBA)
Melvins

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
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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
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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