Back in 1993, at the height of the Seattle grunge frenzy, the Los Angeles Times ran a story suggesting that San Diego could become the “next capitol of alternative rock.” Well, not quite. However, the talent was certainly there. Musician-artist Rick Froberg, frontman of the ferocious post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, was among those at the center of the hype. But the group disbanded shortly after Jehu’s 1994 major label debut, Yank Crime, and Froberg turned to his other passion—painting and graphic design—full-time. Tonight, at the opening of his solo show Bog, you can see a selection of his bold artworks, which have rocked countless band flyers, album covers, posters, and T-shirts. Then catch the now Brooklyn-based Froberg’s latest fire-breathing band The Obits at the Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street), where they’re headlining the second of two nights.
Sat., Feb. 13, 7 p.m., 2010