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
Zeke at Alex's Bar, May 30
Makes eardrums bleed. "More!" you scream
A good kind of pain
Pearl Jam at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, June 2-3
"Bush sucks!" cries Eddie
Yet unbeknownst to him, so
Do Eddie's new songs
Good Charlotte/New Found Glory at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center, June 4
Precocious imps blow
Wee boys play punk-rock dress-up
For MTV whores
The Buzzcocks at the House of Blues, June 5
Pete Shelley once tried
To hit on male friend of mine
"Buzzing cock" indeed
Ted Nugent/ZZ Top at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, June 7
Sonic mecca for
Inland Empire rednecks
Watch them pee themselves
Halford at the Grove, June 8
Judas Priest front man
Came out queer; '80s teens shocked!
Leather dad icon
Peter Gabriel at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, June 8
Arty Brit rocker
Touring behind sub-par disc
Hootenanny at Hidden Valley, Irvine, July 5-6
Perchance, how many
Greasers, tats, custom cars, drunks
Must one tolerate?
The Warped Tour at Pomona FairPlex, July 8; and Cal State Long Beach, July 11
Who said punk's not dead?
Here's proof; corporate vultures
Pecking at the bones
Melissa Etheridge at the Pacific Amphitheatre, July 13
Springsteen with a cameltoe
Hot lesbo action!
Fleetwood Mac at the Arrowhead Pond, July 16-17
Ask you to pay big money
For no C. McVie
The Dixie Chicks at the Arrowhead Pond, July 20-21
Freedom of speech birds
Cluck country/pop much better
Than bad Shania
Devo at the Pacific Amphitheatre, July 22
"Whip It" let us know
At age 11
Steely Dan at the Pacific Amphitheatre, July 23
Mouths of crowd agape
Not in shock or fright, but yawns
Earth's most-boring band
The Doors 21st Century at the Pacific Amphitheatre, July 25
Faux Doors won't stay dead
Not when there's cash to be made
Ian, you're no Jim
Bob Dylan at the Pacific Amphitheatre, July 27
Scraggly voiced legend
Makes OC stop amid scent
Of greasy fair food
Loretta Lynn at the Crazy Horse Saloon, July 27
Gasp! Shocking, but true!
A real country-music queen
In lame disco hall
Boston at the Pacific Amphitheatre, Aug. 3
Nirvana's "Teen" riff
Was stolen "Feeling" hook. True!
How punk is that? Not.
Loverboy at Fashion Island, Aug. 6
Singer now weighs tons
Do red-leather pants still fit?
Come see him squeeze in
Lollapalooza at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen, Aug. 16
Incubus! Donnas! Others!
Note: nobody cares
Iron Maiden/MotŲrhead/Dio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Aug. 24; and Long Beach Arena, Aug. 25
Break out the acid-washed jeans!
Metal fuckin' rules!