Archive for Alan Forbes Benefit

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 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

Alan Forbes benefit

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


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:


Monolith Press has donated printing for an art print:

Benefit print
Poster orders can be made here:


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:


Benefit shows:

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

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


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

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