The punk label Alternative Tentacles -- founded by the former frontman,
Jello Biafra, of one of the seminal punk bands of '70s, the
Dead Kennedys -- will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a
party and concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on
Saturday (June 26). Such label mainstays as punkers Causey Way,
Chicago homeless schizophrenic Wesley Willis and hard rockers
the Hellworms and Creeps on Candy will be on hand. The
event takes place in the shadow of a legal battle between Biafra and
the other former members of the Kennedys -- guitarist East Bay Ray,
bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer D.H. Pelligro are
suing Biafra over the distribution of royalties from the back catalog
of Dead Kennedys CDs currently distributed by Alternative Tentacles.
The trial is scheduled to take place in San Francisco District Court
on Sept. 27.