Alan Forbes—a famous poster artist who's created designs for Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, Graveyard, Jello Biafra, just to name a few—was attacked in the Lower Haight on October 21. He suffered two horrific skull fractures and damage to his right eye. Sadly, like many artists in the City, as well as those who cannot afford $4,000 for a 1BR above Walgreen's, he doesn't have health insurance. And he needs your help. Which is why two benefits will be held in his honor, featuring a sundry of his associated artists and friends.

Benefit shows are as follows:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: The Make Out Room

Jello Biafra (DJ)
Harderships (members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Zen Guerrilla)
Hot Lunch (Tee Pee Records)
The Freeks (from OC)
Ethan Miller (of Howlin Rain / Comets on Fire)
plus special guests


Date: Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Venue: Bottom of the Hill

Black Cobra (Southern Lord Records)
Lecherous Gaze (Tee Pee Records)
Kicker (Tank Crime Records)
Pins of Light (Alternative Tentacles Records)
plus special guests

No word yet as to who or why Forbes was attacked. We'll update as soon as we know more.