All posts by Mike Schoeck

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  • The Mooney Suzuki rock Toad’s Place

    Mod rock quartet, The Mooney Suzuki, had kept New Haven hanging for six months, with their initial date in support of second release "Electric Sweat" scheduled to be October 29 at Toad's Place. The club was treated...

    • Posted April 24, 2003
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  • Coldplay tours globe, wins Grammy’s and stops at the Oakdale Theatre

    British rock quart Coldplay provided a lush 15 song set Thursday Feb. 27 at The Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. As usual, singer Chris Martin joked about the band's sophomore status as mere one-hit wonders, as well as...

    • Posted March 6, 2003
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  • Old 97’s singer-songwriter to play Radio City Music Hall

    With Dallas country rock quartet the Old 97's on hiatus, singer Rhett Miller has released his "The Instigator," his first solo effort on Elektra Records. With collaborator and pop-rock studio producer Jon Brion at his disposal, Miller's release...

    • Posted February 27, 2003
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  • Chartwells addresses cafe concerns

    Who says college food has to be meet the stereotype of carrying such low expectations? The directors of Chartwells at Caf

    • Posted February 20, 2003
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  • Nicholson brilliant as ‘Schmidt’

    Directed by newcomer Alexander Payne, "About Schmidt" stars screen veteran Jack Nicholson, who packs on a few pounds for his Golden Globe winning role as the freshly retired Warren Schmidt. "Schmidt" is a recently retired Nebraskan insurance executive...

    • Posted February 13, 2003
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  • New novel from ‘Fight Club’ author is a cult classic

    Forty-something newspaper reporter Carl Streator has a mixed fortitude of angst and grief, and loathes his place in life. A widower stuck as a beat reporter covering Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Streator looks cynically at his...

    • Posted February 6, 2003
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  • Wilco side-project Loose Fur release self-titled record

    Jeff Tweedy appears the least concerned that his band Wilco got snubbed for any Grammy nominations for the Chicago group's most colossally artistic and diverse record to date, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." Currently making the rounds down under...

    • Posted February 6, 2003
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  • The Man in Black at 70 with ‘American IV’ hits

    An obscure unplugged record is not a bad start for one of the granddaddies of the original 1950's Nashville lineup, when the inception of country meeting a new advent called rock 'n roll put the country in...

    • Posted January 30, 2003
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  • Inside the world of Michael Moore

    Michael Moore appears as any another American, adorned with one of several baseball caps, Drew Carrey glasses, jeans, sneakers and also a certain amount of pudge. "Roger and Me" debuted at theaters thirteen years ago, launching Moore's...

    • Posted November 28, 2002
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  • “The Ring” is Hollywood’s new shock horror film with a real indie approach

    The October release of "The Ring" has brought a new niche of 'edge of your seat' horror films shown with intensity and not the usual blood and gruesomeness, especially for a PG-13 movie. An independent film approach is...

    • Posted November 21, 2002
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  • Medeski Martin & Wood’s Jazz-jam fusion drops at New Haven’s Palace Theatre

    Organic jazz-jam trio Medeski, Martin and Wood played a three-hour groove session at downtown New Haven's Palace Theatre last Saturday. The 11-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. organ, bass and drum trio has released its tenth studio record this year, "Uninvisible,"...

    • Posted November 14, 2002
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  • Beck’s ‘Sea Changes’ yields an accomplished singer-songwriter

    Beck Hansen makes a swift rendezvous back to his pre-"Mutations" hey-day of folk with his fifth major LP, "Sea Changes," released Sept. 24 on Geffen Records.

    • Posted November 7, 2002
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  • ‘Red Dragon:’ Serial killer controversy after sniper attacks & Hollywood films’ effect

    "The Silence of the Lambs" prelude "Red Dragon" is doing well at box offices nationwide, breaking the October record with $37.5 million grossed, but the issue of the serial killer in Hollywood cinema was raised recently in...

    • Posted November 7, 2002
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  • ‘Jackass: The Movie’ for fans only

    There are tons of songs and films surfacing that remind us all of when we were fifteen. That pre-high school innocence is certainly unique for us boys, especially if you saw "Jackass: The Movie" during its...

    • Posted November 7, 2002
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