Keeping a memento is an excellent way to remember something important, unless you have anterograde amnesia and are forced to tattoo yourself with everything important you need to remember, except, of course, landing the lead in another movie. Lacing you with less painful mementos of musical events, Jon Smith.
Having realized during a visit to Bumbershoot's Flatstock exhibition that he could make extra bucks creating wall art (as long as he "didn't suck"), this Covington-born posterer started turning out Warhol/60s-era-Marvel comics inspired prints memorializing gigs at venues across the country, from the Showbox, to the venerable Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, to LA's Gallery 1988, which mostly just showcases very large format photography of Tommy Lasorda. Posterized local acts include an under-sea-motif'd Death Cab number that depicts a huge-eyed sea-creature through a porthole; an NFL-shield-ish piece in metallic silver for Vancouver's Japandroids emblazoned w/ monstrous faces; and a mic-wielding fist rising above the city for a KEXP event featuring the Blue Scholars, who, like many, majored in Gianna Michaels. Other work includes pieces for national acts (a Decemberists joint featuring a ghostly deer against a bleedingly-primary-colored forest background), plus not-music pieces like the metallic copper un-dead C-3P0 boasting "Protocol Zomboid", and a comic-book-cover aping print for the 15th anniversary of Mallrats -- stare at it long enough, and it still won't look like a sailboat.
JS'll be showing his artiness at next month's version of Flatstock, and in the coming days he'll drop a poster for a Black Keys show tonight in Ohio -- a state filled with mementos, all of which are for other, more important places.