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Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine at the Canal Club

Wednesday, March 31.

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Jello Biafra's late '70s hardcore band the Dead Kennedys often holds a special place in the history of punk rock. Known for merging revolutionary-inspired politics and dangerous live shows, this assaulting San Francisco band became a source of obscenity and fear among all kinds of morally conservative organizations and leaders. A man of constant clamoring and antics, Biafra famously ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1979, running on a platform that included acts that would have forced businessmen to dress in clown suits, set up a board of bribery for liquor licenses and building codes, and allowed vagrants legal access to empty buildings (he wound up finishing fourth out of 10 candidates). After several years working the spoken word circuit, Biafra has once again turned his attention to blitz-driven rock. Performing with his new band the Guantanamo School of Medicine behind the debut album “The Audacity of Hype,” Biafra is scheduled to perform at the Canal Club on Wednesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.,

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