I saw Kendrick perform at UCLA about a year before mAAd City came out. He got an awful reception from what I remember and played this fucking horrible song called Pussy and Patron. I guess he stepped up his game big time for that first album.
Also, great review man, sounds like you had one hell of a good time.
Flotsam & Jetsam and/or War Master - 7/9
Grindcore Fest - 7/12
Exodus - 7/25
Impaled (?) - 8/15
Sleep - 8/30
Swans - 9/10
King Diamond - 10/31