Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Spoon for Man Man

About 80 people flocked to Wallingford Tuesday to see a last-minute Man Man (that's them on the left) show. The band performed at the American Legion Hall just a day before beginning its nationwide tour in support of Modest Mouse.

The show was just about great; the only negative I can say about the gig has nothing to do with Man Man. The hall was damn hot. I actually sweat. Amazingly, the heat didn't make the place start stinking or anything, though. That would have been bad.

Anyway, while watching, I couldn't help but think about how well Man Man will do on this upcoming tour with the Mouse. Both groups have a clear affinity for Tom Waits, and Man Man's maniacal blend of Waits and Captain Beefheart is sure to electrify Mouse fans ... if they haven't heard the Philly band before. I'll go on record right now and say that by the time Man Man lays down its next record, it's on a major label. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.

Give Manic Productions ups for this one. These guys don't get enough credit for bringing quality fare, the kind of stuff that sometimes skips over Connecticut, to our state.

In other news, Spoon comes to Toad's tonight. I can't wait for this show. This will be one of the last concerts at the York Street venue before it goes on its 90-day "vacation," so make sure to get out there and enjoy.

That's it from this end. Have a good one.

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Anonymous said...

The Milford Jaycees, Inc
167 Cherry St #284
Milford, CT 06460

Contact: Andrea Salzburg, Project Chairperson 203-444-0263

April 24, 2007



The Milford Jaycees in collaboration with the West Haven Animal Shelter will be hosting their “Paws in the Park” event on Saturday, June 16 from 11 am until 4 pm at the Savin Rock Grove Area in West Haven. Raindate will be June 23rd from 11 am until 4 pm. Proceeds from this event will benefit the West Haven Animal Shelter. There will be contests for dogs and their owners to participate in, including the Loudest Bark, Waggiest Tail, Dog that Most Looks Like its Owner, Best Belly Rubber, Best Trick, and the Distracted Walk. There will also be vendors and demonstrations, including a demonstration by the West Haven Police Department’s K-9 unit. Admission to Paws in the Park is free; entrance fee for contests is $2 per contest, or 3 contests for $5. Per health department regulations, dogs must be leashed at all times and must have proof of rabies inoculations. To learn more about this event, please contact the Milford Jaycees at 203-444-0263, send an e-mail to or visit the Milford Jaycees website at