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Alternative Tentacles emerged in June of 1979 as the label name on Dead Kennedys' self-produced debut single California Uber Alles. The name lived on as a European label promoting singles from then-unknown North American bands like D.O.A., Bad Brains, Black Flag, Flipper, TSOL, Voice Farm and the Let Them Eat Jellybeans compilation. As attention in the US underground grew Alternative Tentacles went domestic with releases from Dead Kennedys, frontman (and label head) Jello Biafra, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A., 7 Seconds, NoMeansNo and others. The label later saw releases from street singer Wesley Willis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal and punk band Fleshies. In 2002 Alternative Tentacles moved from San Francisco to Emeryville California and has thrived as a label and mailorder company offering counterculture music and literature.

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Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (USA, Canada, Europe)
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have announced a massive string of US, Canadian and European dates running from now through through June. Many dates include…
2014-04-02 13:00:02

ArnoCorps Announce re-release of "Greatest Band of All Time" LP
ArnoCorps, the band featuring individuals who are unhealthily obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger, have announced the vinyl re-release of their first LP. The album is called The Greatest Band of All Time and will be released on Alternative Tentacles. The band also plans to release the two more! single via the same label. The band is also going on a UK tour. You can click…
2014-03-25 13:00:01

Turn Me On Dead Man / The Spiral Electric
Alternative Tentacles Records outfit Turn Me On Dead Man have announced a tour beginning later this month. Most shows will feature The Spiral…
2013-08-13 09:00:01

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: "Hollywood Goof Disease"
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have posted "Hollywood Goof Disease" from their newly released album,…
2013-04-03 15:30:01

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: "Road Rage"
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have posted another new song, "Road Rage." The song will appear on the band's upcoming album, White People and the Damage Done, due out on…
2013-03-28 11:00:01

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: "Werewolves of Wall Street"
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have posted a new song, "Werewolves of Wall Street." The song will appear on the band's upcoming album, White People and the Damage Done, due…
2013-02-12 16:00:01

Dead Kennedys (Canada / US)
Next month, the current incarnation of legendary band Dead Kennedys will be playing a handful of shows in the…
2013-01-14 10:30:03

Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine detail 'White People & The Damage Done'
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine have detailed their upcoming full length, White People and the Damage Done. The band first announced plans for the album back…
2013-01-10 14:15:01

Jello Biafra announces 'Shock-U-Py!' EP release date
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have announced that their newest EP, Shock-U-Py!, will be released on…
2012-09-14 15:30:01

Jello Biafra
Jello Biafra was the singer of the infamous San Francisco band Dead Kennedys back in the late-‘70s and early ‘80s, founded Alternative Tentacles which is one of the first independent label to emerged of the punk rock scene back in 1979, ran for mayor of San Francisco that same year, is a member of the Green Party of the United…
2012-08-23 20:00:01

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