Blissfulness is at the core of Wiseacre, the strikingly purifying sophomore record from Eric Slick. Wiseacre is a location, literally. It’s the place he married the light in his life, Natalie Prass, and titling the record after it is an attempt at bottling the euphoria of his wedding day. The record isn’t just about the joy that comes from a loving existence blossoming out of a new relationship, it’s also about the hard work that it takes to get to that place. The majority of his time has been behind a drum set, spending the last decade rounding out the industrious outfit Dr. Dog, and as of late, touring as a newlywed alongside his wife.
(Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)
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
Plus members of…
So So Glos
…with more bands TBA.
How Much: $10
Why: Why not?