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Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have announced some US and Canadian tour dates in addition to the European dates they will be playing later this month and next month.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

The former Dead Kennedys frontman’s band released their latest album “White People & The Damage Done” in early 2013 through Alternative Tentacles Records.

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Full Album Stream: Leftover Crack and Kayne West mash-up

Posted by Ramones999138 on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:15 AM (PST)

Producer Jake Bowman has created a seven track album combining the works of crust punk acts Leftover Crack and Choking Victim with rapper Kayne West. The album is comprised of beats from Leftover Crack/Choking Victim, and vocals from Kayne West. Included in the album are mash-ups of the songs “Homeo Apathy”, “Via Sin Dios”, “Born To Die”, “Crack Rock Steady”, “One Dead Cop”, “Life Causes Cancer” and “Gay Rude Boys Unite.” You can stream the album below.

Sometime this summer Leftover Crack is scheduled to release their documentary “Passion of the Crust”, which has been over 13 years in the making. As always, we’ll let you guys know more about the DVD’s release once the details come to light.

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Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine announce European tour

Posted by HeroZero on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:58 AM (PST)

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine will be hitting the road for a lengthy European tour early next month, and they’ll be playing a few west coast shows to warm up.

Details on when and where you’ll be able to catch the band on their upcoming tour can be found below.

The former Dead Kennedys frontman’s band released their latest album “White People & The Damage Done” in early 2013 through Alternative Tentacles Records.

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Jello Biafra to appear in season four of Portlandia

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM (PST)

Former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has been confirmed as a guest on the forthcoming season of Portlandia

You read that right. The current leader of the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine will appear on an as-yet-undisclosed episode. Also slated to appear in cameo roles are Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Jeff Tweedy from Wilco, Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio and the legendary Duff McKagan. Season four of Portlandia debuts on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) on February 27th.

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Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra did a pretty interesting/entertaining interview with some French (I think) media company in which he answers a bunch of pretty random questions.  Most interesting, in my opinion, were his thoughts on the state of the punk scene today, his feuding and getting sued by his own bandmates and his reasons for keeping Alternative Tentacles alive.  Check out the entire thing below.

Dead Kennedys released their last studio album “Bedtime for Democracy” in 1986 on Alternative Tentacles, shortly after their split with Jello.  Since parting Dead Kennedys, Jello has formed a new band called Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine.  The rest of the band continues to perform as Dead Kennedys but with a new singer (Skip McSkipster).

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A documentary about anarcho-ska-punk band, Leftover Crack, entitled “Passion of the Crust” is in post-production.

You can check out the trailer here.

The film is set to be completed this fall, with a release date to be determined.A third Leftover Crack album has been tentatively confirmed by the band. Their last release was 2004′s “Fuck World Trade.”

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Garage/horror punks Death Hymn Number 9 have a new album, 3rd Degree Moon Burns, out now on Alternative Tentacles.

It’s hard to describe how these guys sound, so you’ll just have to take a listen to one of their songs, “I Have Been Snookumed,” right here.

You can also get a free download of the band’s previous album, Smokestack Frightening, released in 2011 on Bennett/Vitriol/Under The Gun Records, here.

 

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After a successful fundraising campaign with Dirt Cult Records and Alternative Tentacles, folk outfit Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits have announced plans to release a new EP entitled “Meal Deal With The Devil,” along with an accompanying storybook and songbook.

Read the band’s announcement over here.

The band last released “Trainwreck to Narnia” via Dirt Cult Records in November 2012. You can stream the whole thing over here.

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Jello Biafra squashes rumors of reunion with Dead Kennedys

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, Jello Biafra addressed the rumors of a possible reunion between him and Dead Kennedys that have been floating around the internet for the past couple of months, stating the following:

“Ray just spat out a bald faced lie, like a reunion was about to happen. [...] The whole way they’ve dumbed down Dead Kennedys into one big cash scam [...] I don’t want any part of that. I’m not a “retro guy,” anyway. I’ve worked really hard to set myself up so I’ve never had to be. If they’re willing to undo every last bit of damage they’ve done, maybe we’ll talk.

I’m kind of cynical about a lot of reunions, anyway. I don’t want to re-form a band for the wrong reasons, because people are going to smell that from the stage, just like I do as a fan, and then I want no part of it.”

Well, that’s that, I guess!

Dead Kennedys released their last studio album “Bedtime for Democracy” in 1986 on Alternative Tentacles, shortly after their split with Jello.  Since parting Dead Kennedys, Jello has formed a new band called Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine.  The rest of the band continues to perform as Dead Kennedys but with a new singer (Skip McSkipster).

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Jello Biafra has announced he is going on a spoken word tour. During his spoken word tour, he is also playing shows with his band Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine.

You can check out the dates here.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine last released their album “White People & The Damage Done” earlier this year.

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Leftover Crack to start recording in June

Posted by lizakateisgreat on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM (PST)

After what feels like eons of rumors about a new Leftover Crack album, it seems like we may be getting closer. The band just posted the following to Facebook:

First batch of new Leftover Crack songs songs ready to record in June!!!

This release would be their first full-length in 9 years, following 2004′s “Fuck World Trade.”

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Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

This may not count as a cover by the strictest meaning of the word, seeing as both the cover and the original are both performed by Jello Biafra. Nevertheless, it’s a cool live recording with revamped lyrics that bring the politically satirical classic into the 21st centuary.”California Uber Alles” was originally recorded as the first single by the Dead Kennedys in 1979, and then rewritten into “We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now” for their 1981 EP In God We Trust, Inc. Most recently, a live recording with prog-metal icons The Melvins appears on Sieg Howdy!, their 2005 collaboration with Biafra. Click here to listen to both the Dead Kennedys versions as well as “Kali-fornia Uber Alles 21st Century,” which swaps the perspective Jerry Brown for previous Governator Arnold Schwarznegger.

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Leftover Crack, “Passion of the Crust” Movie Trailer

Posted by Mar Katze on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM (PST)

It would seem that the Crack Rock Steady beat really does drum on- Leftover Crack will be featured in a documentary, titled “Passion of the Crust”.   Christopher J. Ryan, the film maker has followed the band for the past 13 years, and the movie is a compilation of his footage of the band, and interviews, including one with everyone’s favorite poet/ rocker/politician/ record label owner, Jello Biafra.   “Passion of the Crust” is currently in post-production, so it should be available soon.

You can watch the trailer here.

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It’s a shame that so much of Jello Biafra’s later work has been overlooked, when it is just as catchy, clever, punchy, and raw as anything from his albums with the Dead Kennedys. His latest release as Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School Of Medicine, “White People And The Damage Done,” carries modernized punk songs that have the potential to be regarded with the same enthusiasm of any other good punk album of this year so far.

This record finds a way to retain a quirky prog punk vibes that can be heard in the band’s previous albums, while still displaying the very “listenable” quality of a great rock album for the ages. The band’s previous album “The Audacity Of Hype,” contained a large amount of musically and technically experimental sounds, which may have discouraged and alienated DK fans. That element is still a driving factor to this release, but at the same I’m still presented with the feeling that I’m listening to an old school punk record. Hell, half the tracks on this album (“Road Rage,” “Mid-East Peace Process,” “Hollywood Goof Disease”) even sound like they could have been written by the Dead Kennedys way back in 1982; lyrically as well as musically (okay, excluding references to the Kardashians and Jerry Sandusky reference in the latter track).

Lyrically and vocally, Biafra remains as biting as he ever was. Clever, sarcastic, and ironic satirizing of the state of the world today has never been an issue for Jello and the wordplay here delivers wittily without getting too much in the way of the main concept this album centers itself around: the damage done to our society, and those who have done the damage.

Think twice before writing this one off as the product of another stale has-been. This band has embraced a sound that serves as a viable vehicle for Jello Biafra to not just continue his music, but to revitalize it and offer it up to a new generation of punk fans who just might not have been around in the early 80’s. And if you were around to see those days, this isn’t quite “Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables,” but it’s as fresh as it gets some thirty-odd years after the fact. “White People And The Damage Done” is a solid progressive punk album earning 3.5/5 stars.

3.5/5 Stars

Chicago hardcore punks Dead Ending (featuring members of Articles of Faith, Noise By Numbers, Alkaline Trio and Rise Against) have announced they have finished recording their upcoming “Dead Ending III” EP, and are apparently already writing their debut full-length. Here’s what they had to say:

“Back to the rock today! With DE III done (out this summer at some point), writing for our full length record is on! 13 songs written so far!”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the upcoming EP and full-length surface. The band last released their “Dead Ending II” EP on December 11th, 2012 through Alternative Tentacles.

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