On Sunday, June 4, councilmember José Huizar and Los Angeles-based artist Robert Vargas will unveil a mural 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‘ latest album, “World Gone Mad”, was released last September. The follow-up to 2013’s “13” disc was the band’s first to feature former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Jeff Pogan, who replaced Nico Santora in May 2016.