By: Anna Miller, January 14, 2019 With enthusiasm and expert musicianship, the Madison-based cover band is a joy to watch. It has been said by many that you either really hate or truly love the ‘70s-era jazz rock band Steely Dan. But it’s easy to love their premier cover band, Steely Dane. The award-winning Madison-based [...]
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By: John Roach, March 23, 2018 We are in a tavern in Stoughton. There is a Viking canoe just off to our right with smoke wafting from the nose of the dragon on its bow. These Norwegians are absolutely crazy. Our gaggle has gathered to attend a concert at the Stoughton Opera House, as [...]
Steely Dane, January 5, Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells St (steelydane .com) Regular readers of this blog know that title is no misprint, but the name of a remarkable musical aggregation from Dane County. Comprised of nearly two dozen members of other Madison area bands, their label as “the ultimate Steely Dan tribute band” doesn’t [...]
It seemed like a crazy proposition, getting 20 of Dane County‘s best to perform the classics of Steely Dan. But that’s exactly what happened in the fall of 2013. The band, headed by Dave Adler and Dave Stoler, has been selling out venues ever since with their tribute to the talents of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. [...]
August 14, 2014 • By Rob Thomas Mention the band Steely Dan to someone, and the reaction is almost visceral. They either love it or hate it. Obviously, lots of Madisonians love the literate, sly rock band behind the hits “Do It Again,” “Peg,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” enough that the band is playing [...]