LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2017) — Councilmember José Huizar and LA-based artist Robert Vargas will unveil a mural Sunday of legendary punk rock icon Mike Muir from the group Suicidal Tendencies. Following the unveiling, Muir and Suicidal Tendencies will perform a free live show for fans of the band.
Located on Santa Fe Avenue in the Arts District, the Mike Muir mural is adjacent to the future 6th Street Bridge and park space. Councilmember Huizar worked with the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to work with Robert Vargas, a prolific muralist whose work is displayed throughout the City, to paint a mural of Muir. Vargas is painting the mural freehand, without using stencils, projections or grids.
Suicidal Tendencies is an American rock band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir. Their 1983 self-titled debut album was their first commercial success. The single from that album “Institutionalized,” was one of the first hardcore punk videos to get airplay on MTV. Suicidal Tendencies has released 13 albums, the last in 2016. Their music has been a major influence on bands such as Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot and System of a Down.
WHO: Councilmember José Huizar; Artist Robert Vargas; Mike Muir, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Díaz and Dave Lombardo of Suicidal Tendencies; Music fans
WHAT: Mike Muir Mural & Free Suicidal Tendencies Concert in Arts District
ADVISORY: Councilmember Huizar
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017
WHERE: 585. S. Sante Fe Ave. Los Angeles, 90013