An added upside to taking a walk around the neighborhood on a holiday is that a lot of businesses are closed, so you get a chance to check out all of sweet street art on security gates that are rolled up much of the time. While I could not find a tag on this piece, which adorns the security gate for the Lucky Bar on Avenue B, it sure does look like a mohawk-sporting Punk Rocker version of Frank Ape, by the artist Brandon Sines.
Lucky Bar is located at 168 Avenue B, East Village, NYC.
Descendents’ Guitarist Karl Alvarez, in Happier Times
Karl Alvarez, guitarist for LA Punk Rock legends The Descendents had a minor heart attack in August of 2007. Visit Karl’s Myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/karlalvarezbenefit, for more info on how to make a donation to help offset his medical costs.