Jello Biafra Celebrates Neal Cassady and the Beats
As a teenager in the mid-1970s, former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra played his first DJ set during his lunch hour at Boulder High School, piping odd music into the cafeteria to the irritation of his fellow students.
On a ’50s-themed day, Biafra played composer David Amram’s 1973 number “The Fabulous Fifties.” He also blasted the Stooges’ “Raw Power.” And “‘Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,’ by the Mothers of Invention — that didn’t go over well,” recalls the punk legend, now sixty. “The jocks broke the door down over that one.”
Jello Biafra will be in Denver, Colorado this weekend for the Neal Cassady Birthday Bash on Friday, and to DJ another legendary set of his Incredibly Strange Dance Party at the Lion’s Lair this Saturday!
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Neal Cassady Birthday Bash
8 p.m. Friday, February 8, Mercury Cafe, $25.
Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Dance Party
9 p.m. Saturday, February 9, Lion’s Lair, $15.