Ed Trask's paintings Clermont Lounge and Atlanta Rd. Study brought about the scene where a teenager is given to talk to by his dad about the dangers of drinking, drugs, and trying to fit in, only it's not at a kitchen table, but between songs at a hardcore show. But the kid isn't embarrassed at all because he knows they'll be heading to the Clermont Lounge after the show.
Paintings by El Kamino smell of old Thrasher magazines filled with drawings by metal artist Pushead and Vernon Courtlandt Johnson of Powell Peralta fame. Kamino has taken these influences and applied them to a more lively subject, but can not help but throw a Mike McGill graphic into the mix.
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