Though Jello Biafra hasn’t fronted the band for 30 years, three-quarters of the Dead Kennedys’ most relevant members—East Bay Ray (guitar), Klaus Flouride (bass) and D.H. Peligro (drums)—are still carrying the flag along with newest member and singer Ron “Skip” Greer, who has manned his position since 2008. Although the band is anything but prolific, that hasn’t stopped them from drawing sizable crowds to their frenetic live show. Thankfully, fans of the band who only want to hear “the early shit” will be happy to know they’ll get an earful including much of the band’s catalog. From Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980) to Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982), Frankenchrist (1985) to Bedtime for Democracy (1986), nothing is off limits. This show also features New York’s Reagan Youth, Alameda’s Screaming Bloody Marys and Sacramento’s own The Secretions. Secure your tickets ($22 in advance) at

    Eddie Jorgensen

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