You’re invited to punk icon Jello Biafra’s 60th birthday bash


It’s time to celebrate one of the most important Bay Area musicians of all time — Jello Biafra.

The punk-rock legend, who led the immensely influential Dead Kennedys from 1978 to 1986, turns 60 on June 17 and you’re invited to his big birthday bash that night at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Headlining the occasion is the man himself, performing with his Guantanamo School of Medicine outfit. The band has its own discography, which includes such offerings as 2013’s “White People and the Damage Done.”

Yet, many attendees will be hoping that Biafra also includes a few Dead Kennedys nuggets in the mix at the Great American.

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That’s understandable, given that the Biafra-led Kennedys ranked as one of the greatest punk-rock acts of all time. In particular, the band’s debut studio album, “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables,” is as fine a punk album as you’ll ever hear.

So don your party hats and come out to wish Biafra a happy birthday. The Phantom Limbs and The Darts are also on the bill.

Details: 8:30 p.m.; $18-$20; www.slimspresents.com.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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