Moonalice 420 Tribal Pow-Wow at Slim’s

On April 16, 2013, in Events, by NC
420 Moonalice Poster Set - 2013

420 Moonalice Poster Set – 2013

Rock poster fans in the Bay Area will want to make note that Moonalice is hosting their annual 420 Tribal Pow-Wow this Saturday at Slim’s in San Francisco! Moonalice always makes their April 20 shows very special, and this year is no exception. Everyone who attends will be treated to a free packet of posters, totaling 15 in all, by artists  Wendy WrightCar­olyn Fer­risDar­rin Bren­nerJohn MavroudisDavid SingerDen­nis LorenDen­nis LarkinsDave HunterLau­ren YurkovichJohn SeaburyStan­ley MouseLee Con­klinRon Dono­vanWes Wil­son, & Alexan­dra Fis­cher!

This year’s Moonalice Tribal Pow-Wow also serves as a benefit for Sweet Relief where all proceeds from the show will go to help Jim King get a surgery he desperately needs. In addition to ticket sales, priced at $4.20, a silent auction is also being held with many cool items including rock posters! More information on the items and event at  Moonalice.com & MoonalicePosters.com or Buy Tickets now.


Slim’s San Francisco, CA

The Art of John Seabury at Steven Wolf Fine Arts 11/17/12

Steven Wolf Fine Arts will host The Devil has Work for Idle Hands, the first-ever exhi­bi­tion of John Seabury’s draw­ings. The Berke­ley artist first came to promi­nence in the music under­ground of the 1970s with a series of fly­ers adver­tis­ing his band the Psy­cotic Pineap­ple. He has since gone on to acclaim as a designer of posters for rock clubs and rock bands and he con­tin­ues to per­form on stage as well.

In Seabury’s draw­ings, soul­ful, freakish-looking males dwell in skewed land­scapes along­side gor­geous and dis­turb­ing females. Faces and bod­ies are pushed to extreme lim­its, and land­scapes are infused with dime-store para­noia. Seabury has a beau­ti­ful, obses­sive line born from the hor­ror vacuii of psy­che­delic posters and the grotesque car­toon­ing of under­ground comics. There is a sur­re­al­ist dis­so­nance and a wise-cracking punch line in every­thing he does as though Sal­vador Dali had loaned his pen to Curly from the Three Stooges. It’s out­ra­geous dex­ter­ity com­bined with arrested adolescence.

Dur­ing his 35-year career, Seabury has exper­i­mented with sculp­ture and print­ing: his etch­ings are remark­able for the way they clas­si­cize weird­ness, and his mono­prints make clever use of the castoffs from his com­mer­cial music projects. His ceramic por­traits are as out­landish and highly resolved as his draw­ings. But it is the fly­ers from Psy­chotic Pineap­ple that stand out for their aggres­sively obnox­ious char­ac­ter, his­tor­i­cal time­li­ness and sus­tained narrative.

Psy­cotic Pineap­ple was cre­ated in 1974 by two mem­bers of the Berke­ley power pop band Rubi­noos as an out­let for the wise-ass energy that they couldn’t secrete into their main­stream music. When Rubi­noos took off, leav­ing no time for the irrev­er­ent side project, Pineap­ple was deeded to four musi­cian friends of the band, includ­ing John Seabury. With stripped-down pre-punk prankster-pop charm­ers like I Wanna Get Rid of You, and She’s Boss, the band attacked any pre­tense that remained from the days of utopian, hip­pie rock and roll. Their loud, scary, chaotic shows, which included a nut job dressed as a pineap­ple, baited the audi­ence in a way that would soon become com­mon in punk rock, and almost always insured that they would not be invited back.

The fly­ers chron­i­cle the Pineapple’s trans­gres­sive antics like a comic strip dis­sem­i­nated inter­mit­tently on the street. The Pineap­ple, as his first name implies, has no bound­aries, no sense of right and wrong, and no lim­its. He is the ego-maniacal rock star in a fun house mir­ror, a dark cel­e­bra­tion of the libido at all costs, a logo run amok in a world of con­sumer plea­sures. After see­ing a flyer and a show the only ques­tion left for the audi­ence was, what would the pineap­ple do next?

The exhi­bi­tion coin­cides with two other Psy­cotic Pineap­ple events: a reunion show Decem­ber 9th at the Bot­tom of the Hill; and the re-release on CD of the Pineapple’s sole album, Where’s the Party? in a 48 page, hard­bound, full color, art book pack­age designed Hugh Brown. The book con­tains hilar­i­ous pho­tos, Seabury graph­ics, per­sonal rem­i­nis­cences by the band and an essay by fel­low trav­eler Roger Clark, of Lit­tle Roger and the Goosebumps.

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Steven Wolf Fine Arts at 415.263.3677 or email stevenwolffinearts@gmail.com

Novem­ber 17 – Jan­u­ary 5, 2013
Open­ing Recep­tion:
Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 17, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours:
Wednes­day – Fri­day 10:30–5:30
Sat­ur­day 11:00–5:00

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747 19th Street, A
San Fran­cisco, CA 94110

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Psycotic Pineapple at Bottom of the Hill on December 12, 2012

Artist and Musician John Seabury (aka Pyno­man) is rear­ing his ugly/beautiful head and re-convening the boys for a big show on Sun­day, December 9th at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco to cel­e­brate the long dreaded re-release of the 1980 “Where’s The Party” album, part of a skill­fully crafted lit­tle book chron­i­cling the infa­mous his­tory of the band. Beau­ti­fully designed by the irre­press­ible Sawmeis­ter Mr. Hugh Brown.

Psycotic Pineapple Book art by John Seabury

The entire orig­i­nal band is per­form­ing together, despite warn­ings to the contrary. The amaz­ing Dukes of Ham­burg will open the show, and the inim­itable Mr. Rus­sell Quan will be pre­sid­ing over the DJ booth. Doors open 7 p.m. Join the event on Facebook ALL AGES WELCOME! This is a great opportunity to get your book signed by the whole band!


Psycotic Pineapple Book Inside Cover art by John Seabury

Bottom of the Hill – 1233 17th Street SF

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TRPS Festival of Rock Posters 2012, poster design by Derek Johnson

Our annual Fall Classic, the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters is set to go for Saturday October 13th, 2012 at the San Francisco County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers) in beautiful Golden Gate Park.

Featuring rock poster artists and dealers from around the country, this is the biggest rock poster event of its kind anywhere! Those of you who have attended this show in the past know that this is the one not to miss. We bring in the best of the best, and you’ll find everything from vintage psychedelic treasures to the best of the modern silkscreen movement. This year’s version promises to offer another stellar lineup!

The location is at the corner of Ninth and Lincoln on the South edge of the Park, not far from the Haight, the DeYoung Museum, and the Academy of Sciences. There are plenty of great restaurants close by, too. Make it a weekend and bring the family to enjoy the great weather, an awesome poster event, and everything else San Francisco has to offer!

The TRPS Festival of Rock Posters runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 for the public, and $5 for TRPS members with card. Yes, you can join up (or renew) there and take advantage of the member discount.

Artists & Vendors Lineup

Wes Wilson
Stanley Mouse
Chuck Sperry
Victor Moscoso
David Singer
Carl Lundgren
Randy Tuten
Marq Spusta
Jason Wilson
Lee Conklin
Dave Hunter
Chris Shaw
Alexandra Fischer
Reggie Williams (Straight Theater)
Tea Lautrec Litho
John Seabury
Dennis Loren & Cahoots Graphics / Blue Moon Posters
Don Ryder
Ryan Kerrigan
Mike Storeim of Classicposters.com
SF Rockposters
Matt Leunig
Tripp’s Prints
Pat Ryan
Dennis Larkins
Gary Houston
Paul Imagine
Jon-Paul Bail
Derek Johnson
John Mavroudis
Scotty Roller
Eric King
Josh Bempechat
Perry Pfeffer
Paul Getchell
John’s Collectibles
Star Shields (The Oracle)
Secret Serpents
Ron Donovan
Cliff Yamasaki
Sal Dicheira
Kris Mikkelson
Sherwood Donahue
Larry Freeman
Vince Dugar

See you in San Francisco!


(note: Hall of Flowers has been renamed the San Francisco County Fair Building.)

Festival of Rock Posters by Lee Conklin

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