Tag Archives | 2013 Mood Swings Tour

Steely Dan: Reeling in the Gigs

By Kevin Friedman Portland Oregonian Is Steely Dan the greatest band of all time? Is Steely Dan even a band? If so, what kind of band are they — rock, pop, jazz? Is their sound incredibly polished or annoyingly slick? The answer to all of these questions depends on whom you ask. But any chance […]

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Steely Dan: Nostalgic But Still Potent

By Casey Moffitt Chicagoist.com CHICAGO — It would be easy to brush off Steely Dan as just another nostalgia act cashing in while taking audiences on a trip in the wayback machine, but the set performed at Ravinia Festival last Thursday night as part of the act’s Mood Swings tour was far more than just […]

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Steely Dan Delivers Hits at Sit-Down Affair

By Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — If it weren’t for Steely Dan, the term “jazz rock” would be as oxymoronic as “country funk” or “folk rap.” More than 45 years ago, Bard College classmates Donald Fagen and Walter Becker found the fabled key to connecting jazzy solos with rock rhythms. After a […]

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Q&A: Steely Dan Aims to Reel in Audience

By Kevin Coffey World-Herald OMAHA — Steely Dan, known for songs such as “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Hey Nineteen,” will perform at the Orpheum Theater. Before the band made its way to Omaha, we talked to band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker about their songwriting style. The World-Herald: A lot of the stuff […]

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The (Botched) Interview of a Lifetime

Tim Woodward hoped this stylish license plate purse could help him score a personal interview with Steely Dan. This Idaho journalist is 0 for 3 when it comes to meeting his musical heroes. By Tim Woodward Idaho Statesman My original plan for today’s column was to interview Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan, […]

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Becker, Fagen Display Their ‘Mood Swings’

By Kevin C. Johnson The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker took a break from rehearsals last month for a free-wheeling conversation with the media via teleconference. The guys were promoting “Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day Tour,” which comes to the Peabody Opera House on Monday. […]

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Steely Dan Sells Out Red Butte, But Try Getting a Straight Answer

By David Burger The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — Steely Dan is bringing its “Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day” tour to Red Butte Garden Saturday, and the name of the tour sounds apt for a band that takes it name from a dildo. While the jazz-rock tandem of Walter Becker and Donald […]

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Steely Dan @ The Riverside Theater

By Thomas Michalski Express Milwaukee MILWAUKEE — Recently there’s been a resurgence of appreciation for a variety of the soft-rock super sounds of the ’70s. In addition to Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan has probably benefitted the most from the trend, perhaps because they’ve always been rather hard to pin down, more complex than most of their […]

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Steely Dan Digs Deep at Fox Theatre Show

By Gary Graff The Oakland Press DETROIT — In Steely Dan’s world, one guy makes a big difference. In fact, it’s what allows the group to BE Steely Dan. Last year the entire group that was on stage Saturday night, July 27, at the Fox Theatre performed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre as the […]

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Steely Dan Delivers Sparkling Show at Louisville Palace

By Jeffrey Lee Puckett The Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE — Steely Dan is a band famed for its painstaking attention to detail when making records. Every note is in place, sometimes to a fault, although no one can question the dedication to craft of songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. That same attention to detail was in […]

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