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
08/24/07: Rare Northern California Jello Show!
Jello lands in Grass Valley, 40 miles north of Sacramento, CA, this Saturday! This rare northern California show is happening at the diverse venue Center For The Arts in downtown Grass Valley. Here's the ticket link.
If you get there early, check out some of the good bookstores in town!
05/30/07: Jello guest DJs on KUSF 90.3FM
Jello Biafra will play some records from his massive record collection on Friday, June 8 between 3-4pm PDT on KUSF 90.3FM San Francisco. Alternative Tentacles is working with KUSF to set up some listener giveaways during Jello's guest DJ set, so mark your calendars! If you don't live in the SF Bay Area, you can listen online at www.kusf.org, just click on the "listen now" icon in the upper left corner.