We received the very sad news earlier today that our good friend, Brendan Mullen, passed away. Always a vociferous scene historian, Brendan was truly the "Mad Scot." He's known for his many, many contributions to L.A's music history, including founding the Masque, booking Club Lingerie, and as the chronicler of L.A. punk history in his various books.
He was also a drummer, recorded for posterity one day (or was it two?) at the Target studio on So. Van Ness. He was playing drums with Geza X and the Mommymen. Brendan and Geza were up for the weekend as was Don Bonebrake, who was up with X. They all played up a storm that day in the studio. We spent all day shooting the Mommymen. As evening fell we sped over to Berkeley to tape X.(The Mommymen opened.)Then it was back for more studio shooting. Those were the days (and nights.)
Brendan is missed by us all. Our heartfelt prayers and love go out to Kiteri and Brendan's family.
Joe Rees' exhibit at Steven Wolfe Fine Arts opens on November 20, 2009. Before punk rock, Joe was an accomplished neon sculptor. This is a great chance to see some of his really incredible, early work.
Anyone who's actually read the Target show poster for the SF Library show knows that the date is wrong on the poster. Sorry for the confusion. The show date is November 4th. The show will be of SF bands and artists.