Jello uber alles

Ex-Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra endured great hardship in a much-publicized lawsuit against his bandmates (they sued and won rights to the band’s entire back catalog), but he has maintained a steady release schedule on his Alternative Tentacles label. From politically fused releases like Robert F. Williams’ Freedom Archives and several works by Noam Chomsky to albums by Japanese rock-gods Ex-Girl, his label is wholly and utterly unclassifiable. The merger of Biafra with sonic-dissonance kings the Melvins is now captured (again) in all its splendor on Sieg Howdy, the artists’ second commercially released collaboration to date. If the last Dead Kennedys incarnation made you nauseous, a steady diet of this super group should make you smile. On their latest platter, the band tear through a cover of Alice Cooper’s “Halo of Flies” and even manage to update the Kennedys’ classic “California Uber Alles.” Jello Biafra and the Melvins play the Boardwalk, located at 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Th’ Losin Streaks open the all-ages show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 on the day of the show. Visit for info.