Rocks Off Presents "Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine"
The band’s sound retains some of the the spy-music-on-meth chaos of the DK’s while adding a healthy dose of Detroit style proto-punk mixed with layers of sonic guitar noise, and Weiss’ industrial excursions into metal percussion. Topically, the album explores how our forced Iraqnophobia and Homeland Insecurity continues to feed lawlessness at the top ("The Terror Of Tiny Town") vs. a runaway police state and class war towards the bottom ("Three Strikes","Electronic Plantation"). "Clean As A Thistle" becomes more timely every day as "Family Values" blowhards get caught in sinful trysts while, album closer "I Won’t Give Up" offers an Age of Obama anthem on how change comes from agitation from below, not glamour and soundbites from the top.
Thirty years on, Jello Biafra has made an album that solidifies and expands his uncompromising vision and updates it for the new century, with a powerhouse band that promises to be a terrifying live machine, featuring Jon’s brother Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band,Ween,Butthole Surfers) filling the live bass position recently left vacant by Billy Gould’s return to Faith No More.
Opening Act(s) : Negative Approach, All Torn Up
Friday, June 27, 2014
Showtime @ 6:30 PM
Doors open @ 5:30 PM
Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show
Source : Highline ball room du 27/06/14