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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 15, 1997)
High-energy band to appear
CHOPPER from page 13
In July ’97, Chopper One
released its debut album, “Now
Playing,” and has been going
full throttle since. After adding
Steve Garvy as a second gui
tarist, the band started their
summer tour in August in St.
The four have continued at a
dizzying rate, sometimes play
ing five consecutive nights. Late
in August, they played with
Goldfinger in Boston, New York
and Washington, D.C. Chopper
One is now back in the Midwest.
Its first radio single, “Touch
My Fuzz,” is a quirky little ditty
about some mysterious fuzz.
Rumors say it refers to a fuzzy
pink sweater, but we can’t be
sure. Whatever the “fuzz” may
be, one thing is certain - this is a
song that will stick in your head.
It’s solid and catchy and the video,
produced by Jeff Gordon (Reel
Big Fish), can be seen on M2.
The rest of the album is just
as addictive. It’s full of child
hood memories and teen angst.
Chopper One covers everything
from the free lunch program in
school to a first crush. “Cherry
Crush” has the Croppers harmo
nizing beautifully and Rio pack
ing a punch with his hard dri
Amy Cropper takes the vocal
lead in “Frank N. Stein.” The
slower tempo shows off how
versatile this band is. Members
keep it together through this
love-lost ballet. Yes, it is a tad
bitter, but it works very well.
You will get a rise out of the
song “Get Up” as you really
can’t sit down and listen to this
one. You have to, as the title
says, “get up” and perhaps even
dance. “Silver Tongue” is anoth
er “get your toes tapping” song.
Perhaps the coolest twist on
the album is at the very end
when little 3-year-old Kiefer
Cropper takes the mike and does
her own little a cappella,
announcing the end of the CD.
Chopper One truly is an up
and-coming band. If its live
show is anything like the album,
it is sure to be a hit. This is def
initely a band not to miss and
one to watch for in the future.
Chopper One will be at
Omaha’s Ranch Bowl tonight,
taking the stage about TO.
Tickets are $5 for those under 21
and $3 for those over. For more
information call (402). 393
Tuesday, the group will be in
Lincoln playing Duffy’s Tavern.
The double-billed show begins
at 10 p.m., and tickets are $4 at
the door. For more information,
Thrilling ‘Game’ portrays
psychological power play
GAME from page 13 -
“What do you get a man that has
everything?” he asks.
You take it all away.
As a birthday gift from Conrad,
Nicholas enters Consumer
Recreation Services and applies to
be a player in “The Game” - where
there are no rules and no boundaries,
and the other team is everyone.
After enduring a series of psy
chological and physical evaluations,
Nicholas receives word from CRS
that his profile has been reviewed
and he has been rejected as a player.
This is when ‘The Game” begins.
With steadymomentum, Nicholas’
life begins to disappear from around
him - his brother has gone crazy, his
fortune has disappeared, and he is
confronted by murderous, faceless
men, and a woman he wants to trust.
Executed with an eerie precision,
“The Game” is a compelling explo
The Facts MM
Ttte: The Game"
Stan: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn,
Deborah Kara Unger, James Redhom,
Director David Findler
Rating: R (violence, language, adult
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ration of the superficiality of life and
the transitory nature of power and
wealth. The Him unravels slowly and
lays out the haunted past of the Van
Orton family, including the suicidal
leap of Nicholas and Conrad’s father
on his 48th birthday.
The memory becomes increas
ingly vivid as Nicholas celebrates the
same birthday as a hunted man.
In a well-reamed thriller genre,
fresh material and the means to con
vey it have rapidly worn thin. With a
few exceptions - like “The Usual
Suspects” - films of this sort are
falling flat, mostly due to early over
exploitation and then by years of
redundancy within the genre.
The Game contnbutes to the
reintroduction of quality and uncom
fortable films that makes the thriller
genre so interesting. While initially
slow-moving, the painstaking detail
of the film is much needed and a
credit to the astuteness of director
David Fincher. This rolling momen
tum is a must for thriller films and
along with the deep and always half
lit cinematography, “The Game”
provides a superb and dazzling
adventure through one man’s para
noia and self-discovery.
From Staff Reports
The Downtown Dinner Theater
will hold auditions for its October pro
duction of “Oddience Participation,” a
murder-mystery melodrama. Tryouts
will be today and Tuesday from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. in The Green Room, 245 N.
13th St. The show needs four men
between the ages of 20 and 50 and five
women between 20 and 60. Those who
audition will perform a cold reading
from the script and should bring a
head shot and resum£ if possible.
Roles are compensated, and produc
tion dates are Oct 23-25 and Oct 30
31. Call 477-9894 for information.
Lincoln Midwest Ballet will hold
auditions for “The Nutcracker Suite”
. on Saturdgyat 8:30 a.m. in Mabel Lee
Hali. The production needs dancers 8
years and older, gymnasts 6 years and
older, party parents and other charac
ter roles. A prepared audition piece is
not needed. Female dancers should
wear a black leotard and pink tights
and should bring their pointe shoes.
There is a $5 dollar audition fee, and
callbacks will be held the same day.
The production dates are Dec. 20 and
21. Call 441-0739 for additional infor
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