04/24/08: Jello to participate in Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley
Mike Conley of seminal OC/Las Vegas band M.I.A. passed away on February 29. A memorial fund has been set up to help his family, and there will be a benefit show in Anaheim, CA at the House of Blues this Monday, April 28. Jello Biafra, Kevin Seconds, and others will sing with M.I.A., and Social Distortion will play a special acoustic set.
If you're in the area and want to attend the benefit, you can find venue and ticket info at the House of Blues site. Even if you can't make it, you can visit the Mike Conley Family Memorial Fund website to make a donation or send a message of support to the Conley family.
Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley
Monday, April 28
w/ M.I.A., Jello Biafra, Kevin Seconds, Social Distortion, Cadillac Tramps, and more
House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
04/18/08: Celebrate Record Store Day with Jello at Ameoba SF!
Saturday, April 19 is Record Store Day! Hundreds of independent music stores nationwide will be holding special events to celebrate life's joy that is record shopping.
As a part of Amoeba Music's day-long cavalcade of events, Jello Biafra will man their info desk between 4-5pm at the San Francisco store. At some point in our lives, we've all drawn a blank when we actually arrived at the record store and forgot what we planned to buy. Let Jello tell you exactly what you need! Is there anyone who's more qualified to give you advice than the man who has one of the most legendary record collections in the world?
There are Record Store Day events all over America on April 19. Please visit www.recordstoreday.com to find out what's happening in your town. Independent music needs you!
What: Jello Biafra mans the info desk at Amoeba SF
Why: Record Store Day!
When: Saturday, April 19 between 4-5pm
Where: Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117
Can't make it to see Jello for Record Store Day? www.alternativetentacles.com is where you can shop 24/7 for new records from Amebix, 16 Horsepower, Triclops!, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Zolar X, Akimbo, etc.
03/05/08: More about Mike Conley from Jello Biafra
Jello had this to add about Mike Conley from M.I.A. and Naked Soul
"I have few regrets about my life in punk and the underground. The big one is that so many dear friends have died so young.
Mike was more than a great frontman with a great voice in a great band. He was warm, friendly, even soothing almost. He always made you feel accepted - that he was on your side and we were all in this together. A reporter told me that ex-M.I.A. guitarist Nick Adams said something to the effect of whenever Mike entered a room he always left with more friends than had when he came in. That was Mike.
This is so wrong. It always is. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Three young girls have lost their father. A memorial and scholarship fund has been set up at Mike Conley Family Memorial Fund, c/o Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 11547, Santa Ana, CA 92711.
I will always miss him.
01/22/08: Video: Jello Biafra on ASSSSCAT!
In 2007, Jello Biafra performed as a guest monologist for ASSSSCAT, a long-running improv comedy show by the Upright Citizens Brigade. You can see Jello's monologues as well as improv sketches based on Jello's stories here at UCB's just-launched ucbcomedy.com, a clearinghouse of their online comedy videos including live performances and taped sketches. ASSSSCAT has weekly performances in New York and Los Angeles featuring special guest monologists.
11/07/07: Jello UK Tour happening now!!
Just a quick reminder for our friends in the UK and Ireland that Jello Biafra is currently on tour. The Guardian Unlimited did a great Q&A with him. You can find ticket/venue details at the Gig Cartel site or the websites for individual venues. Feel free to send us photos or drop us a line to let us know what you thought of the performance, and we will post them on our website!
11/07/2007 The Boardwalk Sheffield, UK
11/08/2007 City Varieties Music Hall Leeds, UK
11/09/2007 The Arches Glasgow, UK
11/11/2007 Rock City Nottingham, UK
11/12/2007 The Comedy Store Manchester, UK
11/13/2007 The Glee Club @ The Arcadian Birmingham B5, UK
11/14/2007 Old Fire Station Bournemouth, UK
11/15/2007 Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre Exeter, UK
11/16/2007 Princess Pavilion Falmouth, UK
11/17/2007 Anson Rooms Bristol, UK
11/18/2007 Union Chapel Project London N1, UK
11/20/2007 Roisin Dubh Galway, Ireland
11/21/2007 Laughter Lounge Dublin, Ireland
11/22/2007 Oh Yeah Centre Belfast, Northern Ireland