Most may know longtime San Francisco musician Cyril Jordan as the guitarist and founding member of the Flamin' Groovies but, ever since his early protopunk, power-pop group started out in the mid sixties, Jordan has also been an active graphic artist too with his prolific illustrations dating back decades to those early days of his band and including various album covers' artwork and even such early era Flamin' Groovies concert showbills as the one right from legendary Fillmore, San Francisco rock venue The Matrix.
Additionally with a flare for vintage comic book cover recreations many of his illustrations are reworkings of many classic comic book covers. In fact in 1989 Jordan's comic book inspired illustrations landed him a deal to provide artwork for a Walt Disney comic book published by Gladstone Publishing. And in the two decades since the Groovies disbanded Jordan, who currently plays guitar in Magic Christian, has given even more time and energy to his art, presenting / curating various art shows including one last month in San Francisco at the Mini Bar.
In fact so popular was that event that today (Thursday, July 12th) between 5pm and 9pm Jordan will present a follow up to be titled ART SHOW 2.0 in conjunction with surrealist Gregory Webb when they will, they say, "grace the walls of The Mini Bar with a new batch of paintings"
Cyril Jordan's ART SHOW 2.0 opening takes place at the Mini Bar on 837 Divisadero St. (at Fulton), San Francisco, California 94117-1505 between 5pm and 9pm. 21+ No cover. And look for the Flamin' Groovies records and CDs at the Amoeba Music stores and at Amoeba online where you can find such releases as the Flamin' Grooives' Flamingo LP.