THIS IS FROM THE LA TIMES:

Friday, September 28, 2001

POP MUSIC REVIEW
Not the Usual Dead Kennedys
Guest vocalist fills in with the punk group.

By NATALIE NICHOLS, Special to The Times

Seeing the Dead Kennedys perform Wednesday at the Key Club without original singer and principal lyricist Jello Biafra was about as satisfying as watching Van Halen without David Lee Roth. But the Bay Area punk act's casual, 45-minute performance with guest vocalist Brandon Cruz (from the hard-core band Dr. Know) did underscore the formative influence and enduring appeal of the 23-year-old group's politically charged music.