JELLO BIAFRA To Celebrate 50th Birthday, Debut New Band At Two-Day Event In San Francisco

DEAD KENNEDYS legend Jello Biafra will celebrate his 50th birthday (and the 30th anniversary of DEAD KENNEDYS) by debuting his as-yet-unnanmed new band via a pair of performances on June 16-17 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California.

Joining Biafra in the new group are Ralph Spight (VICTIMS FAMILY, FREAK ACCIDENT, HELLWORMS) on guitar, Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE, BRUJERIA, Kool Arrow Records) on bass, and Jon Weiss (SHARKBAIT, HORSEY, TONNAGE) on drums.

The billing for the two shows is as follows:

June 16:

Jello Biafra with the MELVINS
Jello Biafra without the MELVINS (new music, new band!)
DRUNK INJUNS
LOS OLVIDADOS

The MELVINS play "Mangled Demos"

June 17:

Jello Biafra with the MELVINS
Jello Biafra without the MELVINS
TRICLOPS!
AKIMBO

The MELVINS play "Mangled Demos"

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.

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 lineup goes on first at 8:00 sharp, so be there!

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

For more information, go to this location.

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