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Say yes!

My friend Steven Scott who works at my favorite LA breakfast spot, The Mustard Seed Cafe, gave me a copy of his band’s demo CD. The band is called AFTERNOONS and their music is very symphonic, uplifting, indie rock in the vein of the Polyphonic Spree or newer Flaming Lips. The standout track is called “Say Yes” and I was so inspired by it that I decided to make a poster for the band to put up on the street, and a few to sell to recoup printing costs. The edition is only 150. The prints will go on sale Monday, 6/9. There is a myspace link below if you’d like to hear them. After I played the song for Steve Jones, he immediately put it on Jonesy’s Jukebox.

Here is what Steven Scott has to say about his band:

“With two drummers, a trumpet, and a classically trained opera singer, local rock band AFTERNOONS sounds more like a train robbery, or circus revolution than your ordinary rock outfit. You can catch their music being played on INDIE 103 and KCRW, or see them live as they play every Monday night in June at Spaceland (1717 Silverlake blvd, FREE!!)”.

http://www.myspace.com/therealafternoons

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Venice Mural

A couple weeks ago my friend Chaz from the London Police was in town and invited me to rock a spot with him, D-Face, and Flying Fortress. I grabbed my boys Z Bomit and Nic Bowers and we rocked it in one day. The walls are in front of a bar called The Garter in Venice Beach on Lincoln Blvd. between Washington and Venice. Check it out if you are on the West Side.
-Shepard

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Subliminal Projects Release – Casbah Print

This Saturday, 6/7, Subliminal Projects Gallery will be releasing, in gallery only, another OBEY Print. Again, there a very limited amount of this week’s Rock The Casbah (Red) print and a few Cold Chilllin prints available for sale. Prints are going to be $45 (tax included) and can be purchased by CREDIT CARD only. Prints will be sold only in person only, no phone orders or reservations. Beware Ebayers! We are going to be making some policies regarding the prints so anyone who intends on ebaying their print, thanks but no thanks, you are not welcomed! Please visit subliminalprojects.com for hours and info.

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OBAMA NEXT STEP

Obama has finally clenched the nomination for President of The United States. The first black man ever to do so. I think it is a reflection of his character and desire to unite the country, that he did not mention this racial milestone once in his speech last night. Read the whole thing below.
-Shepard

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Shepard DJing Tonight!

Shepard will be DJing tonight and occasionally on other Tuesday nights at Bar Lubitsch. Good rock n roll music. Stop on by.

Tuesday, June 2nd…..

Travis Keller, Troy Boy, Shepard Fairey (Obey,Giant) C-minus, Slash, Jesse Hughes (Eages of Death Metal) Sonny Kay (GLS / Year Future) and with be djing the most smashing and crashing Rock N’ Roll sounds around @ Bar Lubitsch every Tuesday night from 10PM til the end (2am). No list. No cover. No bull. So leave your pretenses at home.

Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-1234

OBEY RECORD RADIO 5/30

Every Friday at the Crosby

Friday, May 30th
Family Ties with DJ Pubes and No MSG with Hosts Roam and Urth (fromELSEWHERE)

The Crosby
400 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Goodluck Bar Tonight

Shepard will be DJing at the Goodluck Bar tonight (Wed) with some friends. No cover, rock music. It is on the corner of Hillhurst and Hollywood in Los Feliz. From 10pm on.

1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5516
Phone: (323) 666-3524

Guantanamo Support Update

Here’s a story with video from the Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/27/AR2008052701987.html?hpid=artslot

Here is an article that was published in yesterdays Boston Globe about detainees held at Guantanamo Bay and their long awaited day in court.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/05/26/guantanamos_day_in_court/

If you missed the print you can now get a POW shirt available at the link below and all proceeds go to efforts to shut down Guantanamo.

Get your t-shirt here.

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Do Not Heel

Just in case you were speculating… Shepard/OBEY has had nothing to do with the new Disney HEEL ad campaign.

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Subliminal Projects Release

This Saturday, 5/24, Subliminal Projects Gallery will be releasing a very limited amount of this week’s OBEY Lotus Ornament print in gallery. We are implementing a new program for local fans in Los Angeles. Prints are going to be $45 (tax included) and can be purchased by CREDIT CARD only. Prints will be sold only in person. Beware Ebayers! We are going to be making some policies regarding the prints so anyone who intends on ebaying their print, thanks but no thanks, you are not welcomed! Please visit subliminalprojects.com for hours and info.

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