Eight Gigs: Green Jellÿ
Sat., May 23, 8 p.m., Back 9 Sports Bar & Grill, $13-$15
Founding member and bandleader Bill Manspeaker (a.k.a. Moronic Dicktator) probably never expected his comedy rock band would be around for 34 years. The band was called Green Jellö before the litigious losers at Kraft Foods stepped in and made them drop the “O” for fear it would tarnish the Jell-O brand name. What started as basically a joke recording in Manspeaker's bedroom turned into an official DIY release, the “Let It Be” 7-inch single. Come see a crazy band donning ridiculous costumes. If you don't smile at this one, you're probably already dead. Also on the bill are Sour Diesel, Korean Fire Drill, California Riot Act and ATALA. 7925 Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights, www.facebook.com/greenjellosuxx.