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Walter Becker estate responds to Donald Fagen lawsuit over Steely Dan ownership

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Mr. Fagen’s lawsuit, riddled with half-truths and omissions, misleadingly fails to state that the day after Walter died, Mr. Fagen had his lawyer send a demand letter to Walter’s estate, thus beginning a legal campaign against Walter’s family immediately after his death” — The Walter Becker estate.

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One of the Year’s Best Triplebills at Drom Last Friday Night

Source: New York Music Daily

“We don’t play with horns that much,” Big Lazy frontman/guitarist Steve Ulrich told the crowd late during their show headlining one of the year’s best triplebills at Drom Friday night. “Horns are,” he paused – and then resumed with just a flash of a menacing grin – ”Evil.” Then guest trumpeter Brian Carpenter and trombonist Curtis Hasselbring added a surreal acidity to the slow, ominous sway of a brand-new, ominously resonant film noir theme, Bluish.

“I wrote those harmonies to be as dissonant as possible,” Ulrich confided after the show. Which is ironic considering how little dissonance there actually is ...

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Torres, Lenny Kaye, Kevin Devine & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 8

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As in years past, 25 hand-picked musicians will gather early that Saturday morning, put their names in a hat which will then be drawn to form “bands” who then must write songs, rehearse and perform them that night.

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Steely Dan announce first tour dates since Walter Becker’s death

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We lost the great Walter Becker earlier this month, and his Steely Dan partner Donald Fagen announced, as part of a nice tribute, that he intended “to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.” The first dates for Steely Dan since Becker died have been announced…

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Walter Becker, Guitarist, Songwriter and Co-Founder of Steely Dan, Dies at 67

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Becker and Donald Fagen developed a sophisticated, adventurous sound, producing hits like “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and a raft of acclaimed albums.

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Mild High Club, who made an LP with King Gizzard, expand tour (including dates w/ Donald Fagen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mild High Club just released that collaborative album with King Gizzard & The Lizard, Sketches of Brunswick East. The mellow Californians’ laid back style is the peanut butter to King Gizzard’s hyperactive chocolate, making for a tasty combo

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A Historic Rickie Lee Jones Performance Opens This Year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

Iconic beatnik rock songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rickie Lee Jones opened this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival last night playing her cult favorite 1981 Pirates album cover to cove for the first time ever. There are other must-see outdoor festivals in this city – the ongoing slate of shows at Prospect Park Bandshell is particularly enticing – but year after year, this series has plenty of sonic treats for both the cognoscenti and the merely curious. And Damrosch Park grows more and more hospitable as other parts of town go in the opposite direction.

“Pirates is forty-four minutes long,” Jones explained. ...

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tix on sale for Classic East & Classic West fests w/ Fleetwood Mac, Eagles & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Classic East takes place July 29 & 30 at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.

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Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles’ Classic East & West fests ticket info

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The festivals — which take place in LA and NYC — also include Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, and Earth Wind & Fire.

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A Pair of Classic Rock Events Will Bring Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles to the Coasts

Source: New York Times » Music

The lineup for the two sets of concerts, planned in July, also includes the Doobie Brothers, Journey, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers & more joining Fleetwood Mac & Eagles at ‘Classic’ fests in NYC & LA

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Classic West happens July 15-16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and Classic East takes place July 29-30 at Citi Field in NYC.

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This Day in Music History: Steely Dan releases Aja, Bob Marley plays his final show

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Steely Dan Aja

 

1952 – Hank Williams has his last recording session.

1956 – Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees begins his television career as a child actor on the premiere of NBC’s Circus Boy.

1968 – The Beatles begin work a new John Lennon song, then called “Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand.” Jim Morrison comes to visit the band in the studio and watches them recording.

1969The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University runs a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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