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Friday, June 1, 2012

1 and 1 and 1 makes a triptych..

     I've been collecting Avalon and Fillmore rock posters for years, and one of my favorite designs is a series of three posters designed by Rick Griffin featuring photos by Herb Greene, the last poster was finished up by Robert Fried instead of Griffin. 

   The Charlatans were one of the first and easily one of the mot influential of the early San Francisco psychedelic bands.  In June 1965, the Charlatans began an extended residency in Reno, Nevada at the Red Dog Saloon.  This six week gig was notable for the fact that the poster created for this series of shows is undoubtedly the first psychedelic rock poster, and the band experimented with LSD during this stint. Returning to San Francisco, the band adopted their signature late wild west garb and the rest is Haight Asbury history. Although never achieving the success of contemporaries Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead or Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Charlatans still hold a warm spot in the hearts of psyche rock fans.  This set of three posters were for a 1967 stint at The Avalon Ballroom.

   I had been interested in creating an homage to this triptych for years, the hardest part being finding a series of 3 local shows that could be easily promoted.  I got more than I could have asked for when Jake mentioned a series of three consecutive upcoming dates.  

The Mclovins w/s/g/ Midnight Snack
Thursday, June 7th 2012  doors open @8:00 pm
the show kicks off @ 9:00 pm.

High Noon Saloon
The Mclovins w/s/g/ Midnight Snack & ROO
Friday, June 8th 2012   @8:00 pm

Litchfield Parks & Recreation
June 9th 2012 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Litchfield, CT Center Green

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