Monday, May 19, 2008

Doing It Up Right For Biafra's Five-O.

Alternative Tentacles and Great American Music Hall present a two night celebration in honor of Jello Biafra's sweet 50th birthday.


Come "celebrate" 50 years of Jello plaguing the earth (and the 30th Anniversary of Dead Kennedys)

June 16th

Jello Biafra with the Melvins
Jello Biafra without the Melvins (new music, new band!)

Drunk Injuns
Los Olvidados
The Melvins play "Mangled Demos"

June 17th

Jello Biafra with the Melvins

Jello Biafra without the Melvins

The Melvins play "Mangled Demos"

both shows 8 pm


Newly hatched Biafra band (as yet unnamed) is Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms, etc.) on guitar, Billy Gould (Faith No More, Cool Arrow Records, etc.) on bass, and Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey, Tonnage, etc.) on drums.

Coady and Jared of the Melvins are recordng the new Big Business album in June, so the Jelvins bassist this round will be Andy Coronado (Wrangler Brutes, White Shit, Skull Kontrol). The emphasis will be on new music, with the occasional nod to the past evil doing.

Tickets are $22 per night in advance or $40 for both nights plus free gift-oid.

To open the shows, the Melvins reach back to their original '83 hardcore days with King Buzzo on guitar, original drummer Mike Dillard and Dale Crover manning the bass. This Melvins line-up goes on first at 8:00 sharp.

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