I saw Powerman 5000 open for Primus and (I think) White Zombie, around '96-'97. They were really, really bad. Their PA was so horribly set that it sounded like one big noisy clusterfuck. They were AWFUL. Primus and Zombie were good, though.
If the Spin Doctors and Dishwalla have new albums, why not Nada Surf? And boooooo on Straylight Run. I was beginning not to mind them, and then their new single is...trying be political or something? Um, no.