By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
Photo by Jeanne Rice> Nitro Records. In my opinion, this has to be the greatest indie/punk label, with all their great bands of past and present.
> Pacifica High School. This so-called learning establishment has produced some of Orange County's great bands, like the Offspring, Option Red and, of course, Split Decision.
> Mr. Firly. These guys are definitely a band to see—great humor and punk melodies.
> The Honest Lawyer. This closed pub in west Garden Grove was a great place to drink and see your friends fight any night of the week. Long live the Lawyer!
> Guttermouth. One of our biggest influences. They make us feel like everything in the world shouldn't be so serious.
> Prohibition. Led by singer/guitarist Jeff Clark, this terrific band needs to play more.
> Option Red. A young, up-and-coming band. They have a great, warped sense of humor that makes us like sharing bills with them.
> The Caboose. This bar is located in the Valley View Bowl and has by far the hardest-to-hear karaoke going on. That is until you take a shot of Carol's Mind Eraser—then everybody else sounds like Willie Nelson or Whitney Houston.