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Jello Biafra to Celebrate 50th Birthday with Two Exclusive Shows

May 24, 2008

Jello Biafra will celebrate his 50th birthday and 30th anniversary of the DEAD KENNEDYS with two shows on June 16th and 17th, dubbed Biafra Five-O, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Jello will be performing with THE MELVINS as well as with his new band featuring Ralph Spight (VICTIMS FAMILY, FREAK ACCIDENT, HELLWORMS, etc.) on guitar, Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE, Kool Arrow Records, etc.) on bass, and Jon Weiss (SHARKBAIT, HORSEY, TONNAGE, etc.) on drums.

Coady and Jared of the MELVINS are recording 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 giftoid.

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.

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 TRICLOPS! AKIMBO THE MELVINS play Mangled Demos

Both shows 8 pm