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Steely Dan

Are You a Music Snob Like Me?

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have always considered myself a bit of a music snob. And this being a "Fervid Friday," is there anything you are more passionate about than music...

Conversations With Toto's Steve Lukather, Jenny Sheinman, Jeff Black and Oh Honey's Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

We were never the trendiest band, but we've always been here. Even the critics that hated us back in the day, you get them drunk and they know the lyrics to all these songs.

Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Steve Gadd Sets the Groove in Gadditude

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This album grows on you each time you play it. Put it on your CD player or iPod and simply sit back and enjoy. Steve Gadd's staid, subtle performance throughout is a testament to his ability to let the music speak for itself with a total lack of hubris.

As the 'Mood Swings' Tour Opens, a Conversation With Steely Dan's Donald Fagen

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan is proving itself one of the 21st century's most consistent, and unfailingly impressive, touring acts.

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

Catherine Russell: The One Singer You Need to Hear Now

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

If you don't know of singer Catherine Russell yet, you are missing out on a legend hiding in plain sight.

When Your Playlist Dates You

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The other day in one of my art classes I put on a Steely Dan CD. While the chorus of "Deacon Blues" drifted through the studio, I noticed one of my students singing along. I mentioned that I was impressed that he knew the song. He explained that it's one of his grandma's favorites.

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes Dirty Projectors, Foals, Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips, and more.

Memphis: A Conversation With Boz Scaggs, Plus The Stone Foxes "Cotto" Video Exclusive, and Hey Marseilles Makes an Album

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Drew Zingg: You Probably Haven't Heard of Him But Now You Have

Brianna Bisogno | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Brianna Bisogno

If you haven't heard of him (which you probably haven't), get to know him. I will admit that I hadn't heard of him, but after listening to a few songs I am beyond impressed to now be aware of a very talented guitarist.

Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers

Joan K. Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?

Sunken Condos: A Conversation With Donald Fagen & Michael Leonhart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'

Keep the Smooth: An Interview With 'Yacht Rock' Creator JD Ryznar

Network Awesome | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

In 2003, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab founded the monthly film festival Channel101. In 2005, JD Ryznar submitted Yacht Rock, which would create a new notch in the Internet's heart for smooth, smooth music.

'Hey Nineteen': I Can Relate

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 04.27.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

This morning's edition reminded me of the great Steely Dan tune "Hey Nineteen": "Hey Nineteen, that's 'Retha Franklin/She don't remember the queen of soul ...." Every cultural reference I made fell on uncomprehending ears.

Expando: A Conversation With Eagle Timothy B. Schmit

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Timothy B. Schmit on the name of his new album, he says the word itself came from a mobile home he used to live in when he was a kid.

A Taste of Americana in the Catskill Woods

Samantha Marshall | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Samantha Marshall

It's a kind of pure musicianship that exists all over the country, but you won't necessarily come across it on MTV.

Catnip for Steely Dan Fans -- Ten Days at NYC's Beacon

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan, which has morphed from a strictly-studio act into touring road warriors over the past ten years -- with a steady group of veteran band members, no less -- inspires a Dead-esque fan passion that no distance will deter.

PHOTOS: Sade, Steely Dan Among Top-Grossing Concert Tours

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

-- The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The ...

Scars On 45's New Video and Download, Plus Chatting with Vanessa Carlton, Dan Bern and David Bromberg

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's the latest video by the Chop Shop Records' act Scars On 45, the title track to their Give Me Something EP.

Steely Dan: The Quintessential Studio Act Becomes a Well-Honed Touring Machine

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

This weekend, Steely Dan, that indefinable and technically sophisticated bundle of rock, jazz, and whatever else strikes the fancy of principals Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, kicked off the "Shuffle Diplomacy" tour.

Review: My Morning Jacket "Unstaged," Plus Chatting with Erykah Badu and James Tormé

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.

Jon Herington's New Frontier: Renowned Steely Dan Guitarist Discusses His Musical Journey

Joan K. Smith | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

So powerful has his Steely Dan connection become that many of those fans are surprised to hear that he has his own solo career, one that involves not only songwriting but singing.

New Year 1/1/11 Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music from Elvis Costello, Ed Harcourt, Lou Reed, and Steely Dan among others.