The Dead Kennedys brought their morbidly satirical sociopolitical punk rock to a packed crowd at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI on June 24th, 2014.

When one thinks of legendary and iconic punk bands, Dead Kennedys is almost always a name that first comes to mind. If you happened to be at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, June 24, 2014, you got the chance to see the punk icons deliver an intense live show to a packed house of fans, both young and old.

Formed in the late 1970s, disbanding in the late 1980s, and reforming in the early 2000’s without original front man Jello Biafra, the band still cranks out their old songs with the intensity and sincerity of past decades, much to the delight of the crowd in attendance.

The band’s current line-up consists of East Bay Ray (Guitar), Klaus Flouride (Bass), D.H. Peligro (Drums), and Ron ‘Skip’ Greer (Vocals).

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Detroit’s own Downtown Brown (DTB) warmed the crowd up just right for what was coming next. DTB is comprised of Neebo (Vocals, Guitar), Bobbinz (Drums), Ron (Bass, Vocals), and Benny (Saxophone).

Singer/guitarist Neil Neebo’s stage presence screams of “zero fucks given”, and what better setup for Dead Kennedys can you get than that? DTB’s style, by their own words, is a “mutant style that splices together punk, funk, metal, rock, experimental, and hip-hop,” and that style won the author over, likely as well as many in attendance. National Rock Review wrote an in-depth review of the band back in March. You can read about the history of the band here.

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About The Author

Josh started shooting live bands on a whim in early 2013. Since then, he has gone on to shoot national and international acts including, Reverend Horton Heat, Slayer, Dead Kennedys, Slightly Stoopid, Primus, Hank Williams, Jr., and Pierce the Veil, as well as numerous local Detroit acts. Josh's work earned him recognition and a spot as a National Rock Review photographer. Josh's main passion in life has always been music, which shows in his work. Josh also shoots roller derby, nature, and urban scenes, in addition to his concert photography.

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