The Talkhouse is Hosting a Steely Dan Tribute Show in New York

We’ve teamed up with Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania) to honor The Dan with covers from members of Speedy Ortiz, Ava Luna, So So Glos and more.

Here at the Talkhouse, we’re all about the voice of the artist — and the voice of the artist, it seems, really wants to talk about Steely Dan. First, Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania) wrote a piece delving into The Dan’s lyrics, then Slick and his Lithuania band mate (and fellow Danatic) Dominic Angelella conversed about the legendary band during a live episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast. Now, Slick and Co. are taking their obsession further: they’re hosting Talkhouse DIY’s next event, “Reelin’ in the Years: A Tribute to Steely Dan” here in Brooklyn, New York. Read on for a message from Slick himself — plus all the details you need.
— Brenna Ehrlich, Editor-in-Chief of the Talkhouse Music 

I am beyond jazzed (pun intended) that I’ll be hosting a Steely Dan tribute show in collaboration with the Talkhouse. The celebration comes in advance of the Dan’s annual weeklong run at The Beacon Theatre. For our show, we’ll be doing our own weird renditions of some classics and deep cuts — all with some of my favorite forward-thinking musicians in the land. We’ll also have some nerdy live discussions about smooth guitar tones, slap bass and questionable lyric choices. I’m sure there will be some surprises, too.

So sail away from the safe harbor. We’re gonna break out the hats and hooters. When Josie comes home. Oh, and there might be a keytar solo in there somewhere.

Where: Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY 11206)

 When: October 8, 2016



Ian Sweet


Bad Faces

Plus members of…

Speedy Ortiz

So So Glos

Ava Luna

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…with more bands TBA.

 How Much: $10

Why: Why not?


Eric Slick play drums for Dr. Dog. He’s also one-third of the Philly noise punk band Lithuania. Eric has also performed/recorded with Adrian Belew, Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, and Ween. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

(Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)