Dennis Loren’s 50th Anniversary Charlatans Seed Rock Poster

The Charlatans' & The Red Dog Saloon's 50th Anniversary Celebration poster by Dennis Loren

The Seed poster is documented as the very first psychedelic rock poster for the Charlatans performance on June 21, 1965 at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, NV. The artists for the poster were Michael Ferguson who drew the body of the poster, and George Hunter who drew the very distinctive logo for The Charlatans.

The Charlatans will be having a historic 50th anniversary reunion in Virginia City, Nevada on June 20th & 21st, 2015 and will include a spectacular light show from the legendary Bill Ham, with a very special show poster based on The Seed by artist Dennis Loren!

You might recall, Dennis designed an homage to The Seed for Moonalice when they played at the Red Dog Saloon on August 18, 2012. You can read about the story and Dennis’ adventures when he attended the show here, poster M510 in the series.

Fans of The Seed will be excited to know that the official version of the 50th Anniversary poster was done by Dennis Loren with art direction by George Hunter and is an homage to The Seed. “In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” Those who know George Hunter will understand the relevance of that quote.

The Seed 🌰 Moonalice poster M510 🌱 & 50th Anniversary 🌳 pictured below.
The Charlatans' Seed, Moonalice and 50th anniversary rock poster by Dennis Loren

Charlatans Reunion Info

THE CHARLATANS’ & THE RED DOG SALOON’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – June 20 and 21, 2015
Dedicated to the memory of Mike Ferguson, Lynne Hughes (Miss Kitty), Chandler Laughlin (Travus T. Hipp) and Mark Unobsky.

The Charlatans will play Piper’s Opera House on North B St. in Virginia City, Nevada on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm. There will be a “Meet & Greet” after party with the Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon after the show starting at 10:00 pm.

The Charlatans will also play at the Red Dog Saloon on North C St., on Sunday, June 21st. This event on the 50th Anniversary of both the opening of the Red Dog and the Charlatans public debut will feature dramatic recreations of some of the famous stories of Red Dog lore including some of the legendary gun play by bartender Don Works. Bill Ham will provide lights for this show as well. Bill built the original automated light show box which was installed in the Red Dog in 1965. Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.

Tickets for Saturday, 6/20/15, “A Night at the Opera” are $75 or $100 for both “Opera” + “Meet & Greet” after party at the Red Dog. Piper’s has two private boxes overlooking the stage with seating for a party of four, the best seats in the house. Prices for the boxes TBA. Tickets for Sunday, 6/21/15, “Red Dog Daze” are $100. Combo tickets including all three events are $175. Tickets are available at www.reddogvc.com Seating is extremely limited. Capacity of Piper’s Opera House is 350 people. Capacity of the Red Dog Saloon is 125.

THE AMAZING CHARLATANS featuring the 4 ORIGINAL MEMBERS George Hunter, Dan HIcks, Mike Wilhelm & Richard Olsen + Freddie Steady Krc of the Jerry Jeff Walker Band on drums & Tom Constanten from the Grateful Dead on keyboards. Light show by Bill Ham, the originator of the light show and liquid projection!

The Charlatans and the Red Dog Saloon pioneered all of the elements used in the dance/concerts in the ballrooms of San Francisco during the late 1960s including the first psychedelic rock poster, the first light shows, the first long jams. The Charlatans, with their Victorian/Edwardian & Western clothing bought in thrift stores and costume shops also pioneered the style of dress worn by the hipsters and hippies of the late ’60s. This is a rare and historic event! It will be the first time in 18 years that the Charlatans have played a full set and it will also be the last performances by the Charlatans…ever! If you are a fan of the Charlatans or have heard about the Charlatans but never heard them live…here is your last chance to hear the first “psychedelic rock band” in San Francisco during the mid ’60s.

On The Bus Poster Release

Moonalice, Doobie Decibel System, Haight Street Art Center On The Bus Poster Release

According to Moonalice legend, it’s much better to be on the bus, than under it. Our posters agree. When Ken Kesey said “You’re either on the bus… or off the bus,” he was really talking about poster art! This special release includes selections from our recent East Coast Tour with a few festivals in the mix, including Dark Star Jubilee and BottleRock. We also opened up the archive door on a few festival posters from Harmony, Wakarusa, & Bonnaroo! Wherever we go, you can guarantee posters will be on our bus!

R031 › 5/07/15 The Rising Sun Barn, Telford, PAMay 7, 2015
The Rising Sun Barn, Telford, PA
Doobie Decibel System poster by Ron Donovan

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M820 › 5/08/15 The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, Albany, NY with Doobie Decibel SystemMay 8, 2015
The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany, NY
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M821 › 5/09/15 The Barn, Levon Helm's Studio, Woodstock, NY with The Midnight Ramble BandMay 9, 2015
The Barn, Levon Helm’s Studio, Woodstock, NY
Moonalice poster by Gary Houston

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M822 › 5/12/15 Church of Boston, Boston, MA with Brother's Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 12, 2015
Church, Boston, MA
Moonalice poster by Pat & George Sargent

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M823 › 5/13/15 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA with Brother's Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 13, 2015
Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Loren

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M824 › 5/15/15 Havana, New Hope, PA with Brother's Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 15, 2015
Havana, New Hope, PA
Moonalice poster by Gregg Gordon

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M825 › 5/16/15 Cutting Room, New York, NY with Brother's Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 16, 2015
Cutting Room, New York, NY
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M826 › 5/17/15 Gypsy Sally's, Washington, DC with Brother's Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 17, 2015
Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M828 › 5/19/15 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ with Solar CircusMay 19, 2015
The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
Moonalice poster by Gregg Gordon

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R032 › 5/20/15 Still Partners, Sea Cliff, NY with Jason Crosby BandMay 20, 2015
Still Partners, Sea Cliff, NY
Doobie Decibel System poster by Winston Smith

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M829 › 5/21/15 Coal City Tavern, Luzerne, PA with Brothers Keeper & Doobie Decibel SystemMay 21, 2015
Coal City Tavern, Luzerne, PA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M827 › 5/23/15 Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival, Thornville, OHMay 23, 2015
Dark Star Jubilee, Thornville, OH
Moonalice poster by Ron Donovan

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R033 › 5/26/15 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CAMay 26, 2015
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Doobie Decibel System poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M830 › 5/27/15 Union Square Live, San Francisco, CAMay 27, 2015
Union Square Live, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Lee Conklin

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M831 › 5/29/15 Chico Women’s Club Benefit for KZFR, Chico, CAMay 29, 2015
Chico Women’s Club, Chico, CA
Moonalice poster by Wes Wilson

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M832 › 5/31/15 Bottlerock Music Festival, Napa Valley, CAMay 31, 2015
Bottlerock, Napa Valley, CA
Moonalice poster by Stanley Mouse

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Psychedelic, Punk & Beyond poster by Alexandra FischerMay 30-31, 2015
Bottlerock, Napa Valley, CA
Haight Street Art Center poster by Alexandra Fischer

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From The Archive

6/6/08 Moonalice poster by David SingerJune 6, 2008
Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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6/5-6/09 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerJune 5-6, 2009
Wakarusa Festival, Ozark, AR
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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6/12/09 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJune 12, 2009
Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M178

 

6/7/11 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJune 7, 2011
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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Moonalice, Doobie Decibel System, Haight Street Art Center On The Bus Poster Release

Psychedelic, Punk & Beyond Poster Art Exhibit at BottleRock 2015

Psychedelic, Punk & Beyond poster by Alexandra Fischer

Haight Street Art Center and Miner Family Winery are teaming up to present one of the coolest curated pop-up art exhibits this year!

Haight Street Art Center presents at Bottlerock 2015

This art exhibition displays an evolution of the Concert Poster, identifying primary eras in conjunction with the music of each period. It begins by focusing on artwork from two seminal rock movements: San Francisco’s Psychedelic Era and the subsequent Punk Explosion. The survey continues with the Grunge Movement, and more contemporary works. The show features several leading artists, both historic and current, to represent the extensive body of poster art created in the last five decades. Informed and influenced by its native Bay Area roots, this evocative art form continues to grow, innovate, and extend beyond…

Psychedelic, Punk & Beyond: A Poster Art Exhibit at BottleRock 2015

EVENTS

Silkscreen Demo at Bottlerock
Gary Houston
12-3PM, Saturday, May 30 & Sunday May 31
Prominent West Coast rock poster artist, Gary Houston, demonstrates techniques for making concert silkscreen posters. Taking designs created for BottleRock, Houston will show how he produce his hand-pulled silkscreen prints.
The artists will offer the prints they make at the demonstration.

Meet the Artist & Book Signing
Stanley Mouse
5- 5:30pm, Saturday, May 30
Stanley Mouse, notable artist and member of the “Big Five” founding fathers of the San Francisco Concert Poster movement that sprang out of the 60s, will meet fans and sign copies of his new book, “California Dreams: the Art of Stanley Mouse.”

A Conversation with Leading Rock Poster Artists
Alexandra Fischer, Gary Houston and Chris Shaw
3:45- 4:15pm, Sunday, May 31
Contemporary, notable rock poster artists, gather to talk about their craft and answer questions in this 3 artist panel discussion.

Performances by (times to be announced)
Howard Paul – President & CEO of Benedetto Guitar Co.
&
Doobie Decibal System featuring Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee

PSYCHEDELIC, PUNK & BEYOND is presented through the generous support of the BottleRock Music Festival and Miner Family Winery.

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Pictured Top: Psychedelic, Punk & Beyond: A Poster Art Exhibit event poster Alexandra Fischer

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Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2015 Video

Moonalice presents 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2015

This video is about the amazing Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe on April 19, 2015 at Slim’s in San Francisco. Featuring Moonalice (Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Barry Sless, John Molo), Doobie Decibel System, Wavy Gravy & Steve Parish.

A 19 poster set was created for this special event by artists: Dennis Loren, Darrin Brenner, Winston Smith, Carolyn Ferris, Gregg Gordon, Pat & George Sargent, John Mavroudis, Dennis Larkins, David Singer, John Seabury, Stanley Mouse, Lee Conklin, Lauren Yurkovich, Prairie Prince, Ron Donovan, Wes Wilson, Alexandra Fischer, Jennaé Bennett, and Chris Shaw.

Gary Houston created a fantastic silkscreen poster too! Moonalice posters available for purchase at: bit.ly/moonalice-posters-merch

Directed by Jay Blakesberg. Edited by Andrew Feigl.
Executive Producer: Roger McNamee.

Watch the full show now at Moonalice.com.

420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s in San Francisco on April 19, 2015

Moonalice Doobie Decibel System 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2015 promo by Alexandra Fischer

Moonalice‘s 420 Gathering of the Tribe Celebration on April 19, 2105 at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA with Doobie Decibel System!

Moonalice:  Pete SearsBarry Sless – John MoloRoger McNamee
with Doobie Decibel System Opening featuring Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee
MCs: Wavy Gravy & Big Steve Parish

This year’s psychedelic Spring party will include a poster exhibit, photo booth, magician, raffle, and lots of surprises! Tickets only $5.00 and available here. Some Moonalice Poster artists will be in attendance!

2015 Moonalice "420 Gathering of the Tribe' poster set

Every guest receives an amazing 19 poster set! Includes art by Dennis Loren, Darrin Brenner, Winston Smith, Carolyn Ferris, Gregg Gordon, Pat & George Sargent, John Mavroudis, Dennis Larkins, David Singer, John Seabury, Stanley Mouse, Lee Conklin, Lauren Yurkovich, Prairie Prince, Ron Donovan, Wes Wilson, Alexandra Fischer, Jennaé Bennett, and Chris Shaw.

M795 › 4/19/15 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim's, San Francisco, CA

Screen printed poster by Gary Houston available for purchase.

Promo art (pictured top) by: Alexandra Fischer

Doors open at 4:00pm. Show time: 4:20pm

Join the event on Facebook for more details.

Directions

Slim’s 333 11th Street, San Francisco

Join the Tribe at Moonalice.com – follow Moonalice on Facebook.com/moonalice