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Merry Evildoers becomes Guantanamo School of Medicine (Created May 9, 2013)
Meet the band with the longest, most memorable name in music. Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine was the result of Iggy Pop's 60th birthday gig at the Warfield in San Francisco. Inspired by the gathering, Biafra decided it was time to start a band. But their standing name may not even hold a candle to their original incarnation.
How does Jello Biafra and the Axis of Merry Evildoers sound? That's the moniker once held by the band, which included guitarist Ralph Spight, drummer Jon Weiss and bassist Billy Gould. The four-piece band rehearsed for just a month before a pair of sold-out shows at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall laid the groundwork for the group's first album. Once studio guitarist Kimo Ball was recruited, the quintet became Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine.
The band's sound has been described as 'spy-music-on-meth chaos' (ala The Dead Kennedys), mixed with Detroit-style prot-punk and layers of sonic guitar noise. They became known for songs like "The Terror of a Tiny Town," "Three Strikes" and "Electronic Plantation." Later there were singles such as "Clean as a Thistle," "Family Values" and "I Won't Give UP."
Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine has two albums and two EPs/singles to its name, including the latest – 2013's "White People and the Damage Done." It features the song "SHOCK-U-PY!", a tribute to the Occupy movement – an international protest movement against social and economic inequality that was sparked by wide press coverage on Wall Street in 2011.
Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine Unveil Summer Tour Dates
Punk-rock legend Jello Biafra and his current band Guantanamo School of Medicine have just announced the dates for their summer shows in the U.S. The guys are currently playing in France till the end of April (with a few additional European shows in early May), but start things off stateside on June 14 at Reggie's…Read more
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date city state venue 05/22/2015 Petaluma CA The Phoenix Theater
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/08/2014 Dallas TX Three Links 11/07/2014 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 07/02/2014 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 06/30/2014 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 06/29/2014 Baltimore MD Ottobar 06/28/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 06/27/2014 New York NY Highline Ballroom 06/25/2014 Asbury Park NJ Asbury Lanes 06/22/2014 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 06/20/2014 Syracuse NY The Lost Horizon 06/19/2014 Buffalo NY The Waiting Room 06/17/2014 Toronto ON The Opera House 06/15/2014 Detroit MI Magic Stick 06/14/2014 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 06/08/2014 South Lake Tahoe CA Whiskey Dick's 05/04/2014 Wiesbaden HE Schlachthof 04/30/2014 La Rochelle B7 La Sirene 04/29/2014 Toulouse Mid Le Bikini 04/26/2014 Bordeaux Gironde Rock School Barbey 04/25/2014 Brest A2 La Carene 04/23/2014 Paris 104 / Cent Quatre 04/17/2014 Audincourt A6 Le Moloco 04/06/2014 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre 04/05/2014 Pomona CA Characters 04/04/2014 Santa Rosa CA Arlene Francis Center
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/31/2013 Denver CO Summit Music Hall 11/16/2013 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 11/15/2013 San Francisco CA Slims 11/10/2013 San Diego CA The Casbah 11/08/2013 Palm Desert CA The Hood Bar & Pizza 10/31/2013 Pomona CA Fairplex At Pomona 08/24/2013 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 08/23/2013 Stuttgart Baden-wurttemberg Universum 08/17/2013 Munchen BY Feierwerk 08/13/2013 Paris Glazart 08/12/2013 London Lnd Dingwalls 08/08/2013 Blackpool Lan Winter Gardens 08/06/2013 Hannover Mephisto/Faust 08/04/2013 Leipzig SN UT Connewitz 07/26/2013 Oakland CA The Uptown Nightclub 05/19/2013 Newcastle Nsw Cambridge Hotel 05/17/2013 Coolangatta Qld The Coolangatta Hotel 05/16/2013 Brisbane Qld The SWARM 05/14/2013 Perth WA Rosemount Hotel 05/10/2013 Adelaide SA Fowlers Live 05/08/2013 Auckland Auckland Powerstation 04/21/2013 Scottsdale AZ Pub Rock 04/21/2013 Scottsdale AZ Pub Rock 04/20/2013 Las Vegas NV LVCS 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2013 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 04/14/2013 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 04/13/2013 Sacramento CA Blue Lamp 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/03/2012 Seattle WA El Corazon 09/08/2012 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory 09/07/2012 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre 09/05/2012 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 08/29/2012 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 08/26/2012 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 08/24/2012 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 08/22/2012 Oakland CA Oakland Metro Operahouse