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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.

05/21/07: Rare Jello Biafra hometown gig!
Jello is doing a very rare, full-length spoken word show this Thursday evening at the beautiful Great American Music Hall in San Francisco! Click here for more information!
See you there!

05/10/07: Jello to MC Dirkfest!
Jello will be the MC for the 2nd day of Dirk Fest, a 2-day festival June 7th and 8th in San Francisco! It's in honor of Dirk Dirksen, the Pope of Punk, who passed away in November of 2006. Also playing are The Avengers, SF Mutant All Stars (with Naomi Ruth Eisenberg, The Contractions, The White Trash Debutantes (with Billy Gould from Faith No More & the fabulous Jon Gries "Uncle Rico" from Napoleon Dynamite), No Alternative (with Chip Kinman from The Dils and Rank and File), Fab Mab Films by Karl Hinz, and more! It's all June 8th at the Great American Music Hall. The June 7th show is at Slim's and features the original lineup of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions, Toiling Midgets, The Lewd, The Rubber City Rebels, The Symptoms, The Sea Hags, and more!

03/15/07: Greedy ex-DKs okay song for rape scene in new Tarantino Movie
From Jello Biafra:
East Bay Ray and Co. have gone ahead and cleared a cover version of Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" for a brutal scene in Grindhouse, a 'double-feature' directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. This is their lowest point since Levi's. I Like some of Tarnatino's work, another place in the film might have been fine. But this goes against everything the Dead Kennedys stands for in spades. The scene is actually in the "Planet Terror" film directed by Rodriguez. Tarantino himself is pointing a gun at a disabled amputee woman's head yelling "Dance, Bitch!" as the Nouvelle Vague cover of "Too Drunk to Fuck" plays from a boombox. The terrified woman later "wins" by killing Tarantino, but that excuse does not rescue this at all. I wrote every note of that song and this is not what it was meant for.

Some people will do anything for money. I can't help but think back to how prudish Klaus Flouride was when he objected to H.R. Giger's painting on the "Frankenstien" poster, saying he couldn't bear to show it to his parents. I'd sure love to be a fly on the wall when he tries to explain putting a song in a rape scene for money to his teenage daughter.

The deal was pushed through by a new business manager the other three hired, Kevin Raleigh of Associated Talent Management in Hollywood.
- Jello Biafra


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