The Venice rock band Suicidal Tendencies will play a free show Sunday in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District following the unveiling of a mural of its lead singer, Mike Muir.

The mural is at 585 S. Sante Fe Ave. and was painted by Robert Vargas, a muralist whose work is displayed throughout the city, who painted it freehand without using stencils, projections or grids.

“This mural highlights the talents of two great artists, Robert Vargas, a prolific and skilled muralist, and Mike Muir, one of the iconic voices of a generation and a legend in punk/metal/rock music,” said City Councilman Jose Huizar, who worked with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs to get the mural painted.

“I am a huge supporter of the arts and in particular, our local artists — they help define Los Angeles as a city and as a unique cultural and artistic destination unlike any place in the world. Whether fighting side by side with L.A. artists to lift the city’s mural ban, or bringing the Night on Broadway Festival to Downtown Los Angeles, or in this case, helping facilitate a mural honoring the indelible Mike Muir, I have tried in whatever way I can to support and uplift our city’s creative community,” he said.

Suicidal Tendencies was founded in 1980 in Venice by Muir and has released 13 albums.

The unveiling and concert is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

–City News Service

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