MONSTERS (In My Head): The Disturbing Illustrations of Larry West

The Monsters are no longer confined to under your bed!

Philadelphia Artist/Native Larry West returns to the Philadelphia Art Scene with his next art show, “Monsters (In My Head)”. After 6 years of toil, agony, and fear, Philadelphia Artist Larry West unveils the monsters that reside in his head! An exhibit in the macabre and disturbed pieces of art that he constantly refers to as “The art of a madman”, the show will show 10 of the most raw, imaginative, and heartfelt pieces of the illustrators life.

The artwork deals with a lot of lost that the artist has gone through. “I call them the monsters in my head because, well, that’s what they are. But in a lot of ways, they’re the ones we all see. Pain, misery, loss, anger, anxiety… they all take different forms. Some are scarier than others, but all of them are always clawing away at us at one time or another.”

This marks Larry West’s second art show, as well as his second at Digital Ferret. Larry’s art will be shown in conjunction with live performances by Worms of the Earth, Vicious Alliance, and DJ Stalagmike.

The opening reception will be held September 24th at 7PM – 10pm, and the show will run until October 20th. Prints of all the pieces will be available for purchase.

Larry West’s artwork can be viewed at his website:

About Larry West: Larry West is best known for his 2007 run for Mayor of Philadelphia. He has since then taken a larger turn towards his artwork, and still comments constantly about politics in Philadelphia, and the world.

FEAR FACTORY – June 6th – Meet and Greet and Concert!!!

Fear Factory. The name alone commands a respect very few metal bands have. Having been one of the biggest driving forces of heavy metal during the 90’s, and still keeping the flame strong during the better part of the last 10 years, the band went on “hiatus” in 2006.

This year, they came back in a BIG way.

Enlisting the help of Strapping Young Lad’s rhythm section, the newly-reformed Fear Factory will be playing The Trocadero on June 6th with the help of Prong. This comes with the release of their new album “Mechanize”.


Yes, kiddies, you read that right; Fear Factory will be at Digital Ferret Records signing the new album, old ones, and anything else you can bring, even boobs! I plan on being there, snagging some photos, hanging out, and maybe even getting a slice of pizza (Guys, trust me, more people will come if you offer FREE PIZZA!!!).

So, there you go. Get your shit together and make sure you come out to this!!!!

FEAR FACTORY – Meet-and-Greet – 5PM:
Digital Ferret – 32 South 4th Street – Philadelphia, PA

FEAR FACTORY, Prong, Silent Civilian, and Thy Will Be Done – 6PM:
The Trocadero – 1003 Arch Street – Philadelphia, PA 19107

EDIT: Yeah, the poster says 7PM. That’s because I’m stupid and made a mistake. DOORS AT 6PM, and show starts at 6:30PM. On the plus side, it may be for the better if you get there at 7PM…