So I was minding my own business after a few honorary margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, when I encountered what seemed like half of Venice spilling out of Knibb Design Studio on Abbot Kinney for the opening of "Frankly, Mr. Shankly", photographs by Lawrence Watson. Since I knew most everyone there, I had to stop in, and I'm so glad I did. This show is all the way up my alley, as it's all music photos, and all awesome.
It felt rock and roll from the moment you entered, and everywhere you looked was another arresting image of rock legends we all know and love. Run DMC. Public Enemy. Grace Jones. Oasis. David Bowie. James Brown. Morrisey. Blur. Etc. Etc.
One wall was a big collage of torn up images, and was my favorite part of the whole deal. It could've kept me there for hours, but at things like this you have to keep stopping the staring and have little chats with everyone. So I shall return.
There was even merch, if you needed a Flavor Flav photo T-shirt - and who doesn't?
The show is up now through June 1st, so get yourself in there when you're out strolling the Boulevard. It's real cool.
Knibb Design Showroom
1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd.