Buy a D. Boon T-shirt and Support The Sardine/Recess Ops in San Pedro

Pre-order this cool “D. BOON LIVES ” T-shirt designed by guitarist and artist Tim Kerr of the Big Boys. Part of the proceeds go to help Sardine, a new mixed-use music space in San Pedro, get through this crisis. The pre-sale runs through 4/29/20, at which time the shirts will be sent out. Beneath the hand-drawn image of the beloved late singer and guitarist for the Minutemen is one of his quotes, “Punk is Whatever we Made it to Be.”

The T-shirts, which are 100% cotton and printed by Calimucho, are $22.00, and $10 of each shirt sold will go directly to The Sardine.

Barely open for a few months before lockdown, The Sardine/Recess Ops music space was opened in in December 2019 in the former Ramona Bakery Building on 11th and Pacific by co-owners Todd Congelliere and Chicago native Isaac Thotz. The storefront features a bar and a pop-up record shop, jointly called the Sardine. Patrons can enjoy craft beers, wines, and even the eponymous sardines while browsing records, checking out the skateboard decks and playing foosball. Business in the front and party in the back at their live music space dubbed “Recess Ops.” The stage has already been christened by San Pedro’s hometown hero, Mike Watt.

Recess Records and Recess Ops Distribution is run out of a separate building on the property. Recess Records artists include Toys that Kill, Watt, and the Globs. According to Craig Ibarra, author, artist, promoter and record impresario, the facility is also “an in-house music distributor for various independent punk record labels located in the U.S.”  We are particularly interested in releases from Water Under the Bridge Records, run by Craig Ibarra and Bob Archer, which re-releases albums from old Pedro punk bands as well as new projects from various local punk luminaries. (It’s a small town.)

Shipping is free in the United States. You can order the shirt here, along with another  T-shirt supporting the Sardine, I SURVIVED QUARANTINE(SO FAR) with Art by Kirstin Rowley, and numerous other shirts supporting various causes. Email for instructions on international shipping and other queries, and follow the T-shirt company on Instagram at @calimucho_sanpedro. Check out Recess Records and Recess Ops Distribution website.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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