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For all those that missed it, we now have a video of Jello Biafra joining one of this year's newest additions to Alternative Tentacles Records roster; ArnoCorps on stage for an epic, ballsy rendition of "California Über Alles" at Slim's in San Francisco on Friday, November 28, 2014! Find out more about ArnoCorps and check out the two Alternative Tentacles releases by ArnoCorps at their ARTIST PAGE
11/20/14: DJ JELLO BIAFRA SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA DATES
Jello Biafra has a number of DJ nights coming up in the Bay Area, plenty worth checking out. You can find them all listed in our TOURS section, but here they are:
Slim's San Francisco, CA ArnoCorps, Jello Biafra Spoken Word, The Hobo Gobblins, Year of the Fist, and special guest DJ Jello Biafra
The Knockout San Francisco, CA
PUNK PARTY!!! with DJ Jello Biafra, DJ Penelope Houston (Avengers), and DJ Paul Costuros (Murder Murder)
Forbidden Island Alameda, CA
DJ Jello Biafra with DJ Sid Presley
8pm-midnight $5 21+
The Eagle SF San Francisco, CA
DJ Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party!
Here is the poster for the ArnoCorps show at Slim's:
11/06/14: WHAT WOULD JELLO DO? PART 43: The Age Of The Selfie
Jello tackles navigating obligations in the age of the cell phone selfie.
11/04/14: TEASER TRAILER FOR RE-LICKED DOCUMENTARY FEATURING JELLO BIAFRA
Teaser for the making of James Williamson's new album "Re-Licked" that features covers of unreleased songs from The Stooges with different guest singers, including Jello Biafra! Check it out below!
09/09/14: JELLO BIAFRA FEATURED ON NEW DOCUMENTARY "RECORDS COLLECTING DUST"
Jello Biafra is a featured interview on a brand new documentary called "RECORDS COLLECTING DUST" about musicians and their record collections. How it's has impacted them and their careers.
Alternative Press has a story on it here, and has a full list of the interviews showcased on the documentary here: http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/watch_a_trailer_for_records_collecting_dust_a_film_about_music_icons_vinyl
You can find more details here: http://www.recordscollectingdust.com/
Here is the trailer:
07/24/14: JELLO BIAFRA TO SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT GWAR B-Q
It's official. Jello Biafra will now be serving as master of ceremonies for the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the August 16th fifth annual GWAR B-Q
From Gwar themselves:
"GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad's Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra - punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR's long-form video Skulhedface - will serve as the memorial's master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!"
You can find out more details at https://gwarbq.com/
07/21/14: JELLO BIAFRA RETURNS TO THE UK WITH DJ SETS AND SPOKEN WORD!
This year Jello Biafra is playing THREE performances over the course of three days at the Rebellion Punk Music Festival in Blackpool, UK with incredible DJ SETS on August 7th, 8th, and an EXCLUSIVE SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE on August 9th! NOT TO BE MISSED!
For more details: http://rebellionfestivals.com/news/item/81-jello-biafra-booked-for-exclusive-performances
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jello Biafra is bringing his INCREDIBLY STRANGE DANCE PARTY to London, England! Spinning weird, wild, and wonderful records on August 6th at BIRTHDAYS!
06/09/14: ONE COLOR T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNER SELECTED!
Alternative Tentacles and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine are proud to announce a winner to our design contest! Congratulations Thomas Walsh of New York! After much deliberation by the band, your design was chosen as the winning design and will be featured on the upcoming tour! Thomas Walsh will be provided with copies of his design on a shirt, he will be paid a royalty on each shirt sold by the band on tour, and if possible we will be extending him guest passes on an upcoming concert on the tour.
As you can see here, we received a ton of amazing artwork, and all of us at Alternative Tentacles were very impressed! We tried very hard to avoid the flaws of the "crowd sourcing" art contest, and rather have this be a way to expose a number of artists to a larger audience and possibly to potential clients. To those of you who were not selected, we will continue to feature your artwork here and recommend any one who would like to contact you directly to you! If you would like to link a website that features more of your artwork with your posted design, please send us the link! In fact we already have a few cases of other bands already contracting the artists featured here for paid work (seriously!), so please send us any contact information you would like included with your artwork!
If anyone sees an artist they would like to contact for possible work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in contact with the artist.
Just to clarify, any artwork that contains any mention of Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and/or Alternative Tentacles remains the property of Alternative Tentacles...HOWEVER, if your artwork was NOT selected, the artist is of course allowed to remove all references of Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and/or Alternative Tentacles from the artwork and use it for any other purpose.
Congratulations and thank you to all our artists and to especially to Thomas Walsh.
05/19/14: JELLO BIAFRA'S INCREDIBLY STRANGE DANCE PARTY IN OAKLAND, CA JUNE 1ST!
In this special edition of 1st Sunday at The Ruby Room, in Oakland, CA., Jello Biafra will join Jesse Luscious (The Criminals, The Frisk, Blatz) and spin hunks of rotating petroleum products known as "records."
Jello will be spinning the Roots of the Roots: Garage! Soul! Surf! Dementia! Plus a bit of Punk (all obscure)!
Jesse, on the other hand, will be spinning nothing but Icona Pop and Lady Gaga. If you're lucky.
As always, $1 Hamm's all night with the East Bay's best bartender, Billy Joe!
05/01/14: DESIGN A ONE COLOR T-SHIRT FOR JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Attention all Artists! Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have come together with Alternative Tentacles to host our first T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST! We are looking for a brand new ONE COLOR T-shirt design for Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine to take out on their upcoming June Canadian and U.S. tour! Hurry though; the deadline for design submissions is Monday, May 19th! Winner will be announced on May 21st!
If your design is chosen, it will become a real product and will be up for sale at the band's merch booth through out the entire North American Tour! You will be given copies of the T-shirt featuring your design, paid a royalty for the amount of shirts sold, and if possible, get tickets to an upcoming Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine show, and of course, bragging rights forever!
•Create a high resolution version of your one color design. Keep any layers separate.
•Create a 72 dpi flattened copy of your design.
•Your submission should be 1200 pixels wide, 1200 pixels tall, and 72 dpi.
•Save your file as a jpg.
•Email your jpg to email@example.com by Wednesday, May 19th.
Shirts and design can be any color combination, but this is for a one-color design. If your design is chosen, we will contact you for more information and your high-resolution version for actual printing. You MUST have the high-resolution version in order to win (We have to be able to actually PRINT the design).
ALL artwork submitted would be considered property of Alternative Tentacles and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine.
Show us your best! Good luck everyone!
04/22/14: CATCH JELLO'S INCREDIBLY STRANGE DANCE PARTY IN BERLIN, GERMANY!
Once Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine finish their European tour, Jello Biafra will be throwing a dance party in Berlin, Germany! May 6th, 10pm at WHITE TRASH FAST FOOD (Neben Club Der Visionaere)!
04/21/14: Pittsburgh, PA TOUR DATE ADDED
A new tour date for the upcoming Canadian-U.S. tour in June. June 30th at Mr. Small's Theater in Pittsburgh, PA!
Check our tour page for a full list of dates HERE
04/17/14: Jello Biafra featured on the latest episode of FUSE TV's show "CRATE DIGGERS"
From Fuse TV:
The long career of Jello Biafra knows no bounds. Along with fronting iconic punk band the Dead Kennedys, he's a celebrated spoken-word artist, ran for president in 2000 and generally sticks up his middle finger at anything crappy. He's also an avid record collector, and thus the star of this latest installment of Fuse's digital series Crate Diggers.
Check out the trailer above and see the full episode here CRATE DIGGERS featuring JELLO BIAFRA
04/09/14: TWO MORE U.S. DATES ADDED TO JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE JUNE TOUR
Two more dates added, June 21st at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA and June 25th at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. For all U.S. and Canada dates, as well as the upcoming European dates check the Alternative Tentacles TOUR PAGE
04/07/14: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine heading to EUROPE
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine is heading to France and Germany this month. Take a look at our TOUR PAGE for dates!