Jello Biafra

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Interview: Blag Dahlia

The punk rock band The Dwarves has taken the “Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll” mantra to heart, with nearly three decades of decadence under their belts.

Formed in Chicago and now based in San Francisco, The Dwarves gained early notoriety for ferocious 15-minute shows that often degraded into violent brawls, and at times included onstage sex-acts. They also raised eyebrows with controversial song and album titles and artwork, including the 1990 album Blood Guts & Pussy which shows nude women (and a midget) drenched in animal blood.

The core of the band is singer Blag Dahlia and guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed, the latter the subject of a death hoax which got the band dropped from their record label Sub Pop. Dahlia was himself in the news when he was assaulted in 2004 by Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme.

Blag Dahlia answered the following questions by email, with answers received on 5/29/13. This was for a preview article for the show by The Dwarves on 6/6/13 at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara.

Photos: Jello Biafra at Coachella

Photos of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, 4/12/13, Coachella (L. Paul Mann photos, copyrighted and all rights reserved)

Concert Review: Enjoying the Coachella Spillover

Review of Coachella 2013 bands playing near Santa Barbara:

  • Arlo Guthrie (Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, 4/15/13, didn’t play at Coachella)

  • The Japandroids (Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, 4/15/13)

  • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (SLO Brewing, San Luis Obispo, 4/16/13)

  • Johnny Marr (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/18/13)

  • New Order (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/18/13)

  • Dinosaur Jr. (Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, 4/18/13)

  • Sigur Ros (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/19/13)

  • The Gaslight Anthem (Majestic Ventura Theater, 4/20/13)

  • Photos: Reverend Horton Heat with Jello Biafra

    Photos of Reverend Horton Heat with Jello Biafra, 12/30/12, Majestic Ventura Theater (L. Paul Mann photos, copyrighted and all rights reserved)

    Interview: Jim Heath

    Jim Heath is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Reverend Horton Heat, a band which updated the sound and energy of rockabilly for the alt-rock era and beyond.

    Reverend Horton Heat hit the ground running with their first album, 1992′s Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em, which has gems like “Bad Reputation”, “Marijuana”, and “Psychobilly Freakout”. They’re still going strong ten albums and countless live shows into their career, with Heath’s twisted humor taking a front seat on songs such as “Please Don’t Take the Baby to the Liquor Store” and “Death Metal Guys” from their latest album, 2009′s Laughin’ and Crying’.

    This interview was done by phone on 12/19/12 for a preview article on the 12/30/12 Reverend Horton Heat concert in Ventura, with special guest Jello Biafra joining in for a few songs.

    Concert Review: Dead Kennedys

    Review of Dead Kennedys concert at Majestic Ventura Theater, 12/4/10.

    Advice From Musicians

    Songwriters and musicians answer the question: What advice would you give to an aspiring songwriter/musician? Responses from:

    Pete Seeger
    Sir George Martin
    Steve Reich
    Jeff Barry
    David Crosby
    Graham Nash
    Fats Domino
    Willie Nelson
    George Clinton
    Alice Cooper
    Wanda Jackson
    Yoko Ono
    Ian Anderson
    Jon Anderson
    Arlo Guthrie
    Booker T. Jones
    Eric Burdon
    Dick Dale
    Pat Metheny
    John Mayall
    Dave Mason
    Jello Biafra
    Jeff Mangum
    Dr. John
    Ann Wilson
    Jimmy Webb
    Greg Lake
    Richard Thompson
    Tony Levin
    Boz Scaggs
    Geoff Emerick
    Bonnie Bramlett
    Doug “Cosmo” Clifford
    Mark Lindsay
    Chuck Negron
    Chuck D
    Eddie Izzard
    Rickie Lee Jones
    Todd Rundgren
    Alan Parsons
    Peter Hook
    Laurie Anderson
    Dan Hicks
    Glen Matlock
    Alan Bergman
    Danny Seraphine
    Clem Burke
    Stephen Perkins
    Jack DeJohnette
    Holly Near
    Will Jennings
    Kinky Friedman
    Nels Cline
    Mark Volman
    Howard Kaylan
    Richie Furay
    Bill Champlin
    Ted Nugent
    Billy Corgan
    Peter Buck
    Bryan Adams
    Maceo Parker
    “Weird Al” Yankovic
    Jeremy Spencer
    Karla Bonoff
    Billy Duffy
    Chris Shiflett
    Nick Oliveri
    Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt
    David Cassidy
    Morris Day
    Abdul “Duke” Fakir
    Annie Haslam
    David “Honeyboy” Edwards
    Jody Williams
    Jimmy Carter
    Ray Manzarek
    John Densmore
    Robby Krieger
    Paul Kantner
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Jack Casady
    Martin Gore
    Mike Campbell
    John McEuen
    Kim Wilson
    Paul Barrere
    Fred Tackett
    Steve Hillage
    Robben Ford
    Bill Frisell
    Charles Lloyd
    Garry Peterson
    Jim Kale
    Emilio Castillo
    Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka
    Francis ‘Rocco’ Prestia
    David Garibaldi
    Hale Milgrim
    John Batdorf
    Bones Howe
    Don Randi
    Bob Cowsill
    John Cowsill
    David Pack
    David Lindley
    Ricky Phillips
    Rosemary Butler
    Tata Vega
    T-Bone Burnett
    Johnny Rivers
    Gary Brooker
    Robin Trower
    Garland Jeffreys
    Airto Moreira
    Seun Kuti
    June Millington
    Jean Millington
    Cherie Currie
    Penelope Houston
    Jake Shimabukuro
    Country Joe McDonald
    Jonathan Richman
    Van Dyke Parks
    R. Stevie Moore
    Steve Wynn
    Steve Diggle
    Pete Shelley
    Andy Shernoff
    Blag Dahlia
    James Stevenson
    Gary Twinn
    Tony Kaye
    Glen Phillips
    Larry Ramos
    Jim Yester
    Gary Lucas
    Charlie Musselwhite
    Lester Sterling
    Lynval Golding
    Carl Giammarese
    James Alexander
    William Bell
    Carl Graves
    Martha High
    Steve Vai
    Thurston Moore
    Bob Mould
    Lou Barlow
    Cris Kirkwood
    Curt Kirkwood
    Mike Watt
    Josh Tillman
    Will Oldham
    Bill Callahan
    Buzz Osborne
    Dale Crover
    Jim Heath
    Neil Hagerty
    Bob Bert
    Ken Stringfellow
    Don Fleming
    Jason Lytle
    Cedric Bixler-Zavala
    Josh Klinghoffer
    Mike Muir
    Mike Palm
    Parry Gripp
    Devendra Banhart
    Neal Casal
    Stephen Pope
    Jonathan Wilson
    Dana Janssen
    Zac Holtzman
    Ritzy Bryan
    Kim Manning
    Linnea Vedder
    Robert Randolph
    Jim Coleman
    James Jackson Toth
    John Doe
    Exene Cervenka
    Billy Zoom
    DJ Bonebrake
    Dave Alvin
    Henry Rollins
    Victor Krummenacher
    David Lowery
    Jonathan Segel
    Greg Lisher
    Sam Coomes
    Janet Weiss
    Jack Grisham
    Ron Emory
    Rick Wilder
    Scott Franklin
    Michael Livingston
    Paul Mars
    Merle Allin
    Donald “Dino Sex” Sachs
    Dannis and Bobby Hackney
    Chris Geddes
    Michael Andrews
    Joey Burns
    Dallas Good
    Connor Martin
    Michael Chapman
    Russell Ferrante
    Jimmy Haslip
    Eddie Tuduri
    Brute Force
    Mark Tulin
    Ian Underwood
    Billy Cox
    Jim Kweskin
    Geoff Muldaur
    Will Cullen Hart
    Scott Spillane
    Julian Koster
    Bert Lams
    Paul Richards
    John Kadlecik
    Seymour Duncan
    Daniel Levitin
    David Freiberg
    Steve Young
    Justin Roberts
    Taylor Goldsmith
    Nolan Wheeler
    Charles Bradley
    Bob Margolin
    Thomas Brenneck
    Mike Deller
    Larkin Grimm
    Jason Reeves
    Buddy Miller
    Black Francis
    Alex Ebert
    Al Kooper
    Jeff Hanneman
    Ira Kaplan