Monday, May 26, 7:30pm

The great Gary Panter is coming to Family in conjunction with his long awaited mega tome from Picture Box.

Things kick off with a musical performance from Panter and artist Devin Flynn! Followed by a chance to get your copy signed by the man himself. But wait! After that, The Cinefamily is going to host a night of movies curated by Gary.

Gary Panter is, without a doubt, one of the most influential artists of the last 40 years, as cartoonist, designer, painter, musician, sculptor, and even light show maker. He helped define the aesthetic of punk rock with his work with Slash Magazine and numerous punk rock covers and posters, has won Emmy's for his design of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, has done light shows with Alan Licht, drawn some of the best comics ever made, and still made a career for himself as a fine arts painter who has exhibited all over the world (most recently in the joint Mocca/Hammer Masters of American Cartooning show). Hugely influential and ahead of the curve, Gary Panter has shaped the world you live in whether you know it or not. And, in his mid-fifties, is still going strong with the kind of artistic vigor that leaves artists half his age cowering in awe.
So Monday night, mark the date, come out for a rad night of books, music, and movies with a legendary artist!
Two shows in two days!

Tuesday, 20 May at 8pm

Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death
The Cave Singers

Two bands all the way from Seattle!

Triumph of Lethargy:
"A sparse, cantankerous dirge continuously plows through emotional selvage with minimalist instrumentation and extraterrestrial sound effects. Sounds best when utterly, completely alone."


"The Cave Singers make beautifully anguished acoustic music that has been compared to Townes Van Zandt and Fleetwood Mac (singer Peter Quirk sure does sound a lot like Stevie Nicks sometimes)."

Then on Wednesday, 21 May at 8pm

Pre-Cluster Party and Poster Art Show!
Featuring new posters for the Cluster tour by Rick Froberg, Jim Drain, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, and many more!

With live performances by:

Ariel Pink
May 11, Sunday 8pm

Naked on the Vague (Sydney, Australia) Live
Guest TBA

"Diving deep into a world of apocalyptic pop and psychedelic weirdness, their disparate vocals grip onto stabbing keys and menacing hook-laden basslines, pushed on by an unrelentling drum machine far past the end of its warranty period. Essentially a ‘punk’ assault ranging from some almost dance-able short and sharp ‘hits’ to gloomy extended freak-outs. Taking direction from where the short lived 'no-wave' movement ended, expanding on what the imploded scene may have garnished had it not succumbed to its own fatalistic shortcomings."