Haiku-O-Rama!

The summer music preview!

Photo by Patrick McBride Peter Murphy at the House of Blues, May 25:

Goth God croons darkly
Bony frame needs calories
Better with Bauhaus

Jethro Tull at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, May 31:

Oh, to take that flute
And stick it up dull Ian
Our vengeance, at last!

The White Stripes at the Glass House, June 1:

Noise of the moment
Brother-sister? Husband-wife?
Fuzzed-out blues riffs bop

KMFDM at the House of Blues, June 5

Kill mofo Depeche?
Bah! Mere hype to mask drivel
Techno "icons" blow

Atomic Punks at the House of Blues, June 8:

David Lee Roth lives!
Or a bad facsimile
Tribute band cartoon

Bob Mould at the Long Beach Chili Cook-Off, June 8:

Indie hero falls
Now plays turgid techno crap
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad

Soul Asylum at the Long Beach Chili Cook-Off, June 8:

Dave boned Winona
But his Soul? Doomed. Forgotten.
Obscurity-bound

Cowboy Junkies at the Coach House, June 11; and at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, June 14:

Margo sings like silk
Billowing the soft, naked
Flesh of your lover

The Monkees at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, June 13:

"Here we come, walking
Down the street," they croon. Fuck 'em!
Hit 'em with your car!

(hed)pe at the House of Blues, .June 15:

Local OC boys
Selling anger by the pound
Ouch! Tunelessness hurts

The Beach Boys at the Grove of Anaheim, June 16:

If Brian were dead,
He'd be whirling in his grave
Mike Love: what a dick

Tommy Lee at the House of Blues, June 21:

"Pamela!" he cries,
Longing for yummy nipples
Now in Kid Rock's bite

Krokus at the Shack, June 21-22:

Yes, even Nazis
Indulge in bad hair metal
Every now and then

The Who at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, June 29:

Sigh. What will it take
To reunite the real Who?
Three more O.D. deaths
Shouldn't they, by now,
Just rename their smelly band
The Whores? It fits best

The Flatlanders at the Coach House, July 3:

Jimmie, Joe and Butch
Holy troika of Texans
Voices from heaven

Hootenanny at Hidden Valley in Irvine, July 6:

Perchance, how many
Greasers, tats, custom cars, drunks
Must one tolerate?

Huey Lewis & the News at the Orange County Fair, July 12; John Waite and Midnight Oil at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, July 13; the B-52's at the Orange County Fair, July 18:

The '80s? Over.
As is their relevancy
(If they had any)

KC & the Sunshine Band at the House of Blues, Aug. 2:

Do your little dance
Make your little love, but please
Launder your come rag

Cher at the Arrowhead Pond, Aug. 7:

Statuesque diva,
Yet underneath the face-lifts
She's a man, baby!

Area:2 with David Bowie at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Aug. 13:

Wrinkled old Ziggy
Attempts an umpteenth comeback
Riding Moby's face

Melissa Etheridge at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Aug. 17:

Mama granola
Springsteen with a cameltoe
Hot lesbo action!

Lenny Kravitz at Verizon Wireless, Aug. 29:

"Fly Away" indeed
From this loathsome specter's howl
Defrocked cock-rock shlock

Cheap Trick at Verizon Wireless, July 13; Styx at the Orange County Fair, July 24; Heart at the Orange County Fair, July 26; Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Orange County Fair, July 28; Deep Purple at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, Aug. 3; Foreigner at the Grove of Anaheim, Aug. 6; the Doobie Brothers at the Grove of Anaheim, Aug. 25:

Nostalgic poop rock
For ex-potheads (now lawyers)
Death shall kiss you soon

 
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