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Steely Dan

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    Steely Dan Plays a Winning Hand at The Venetian

    By Ginger Bruner

    Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have been working together for 50 years. There's been time off for both good and bad behavior, but when they're together as Steely Dan, the alchemy is golden.

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    Get Ready for Tiger Army, Violent Femmes, Goo Goo Dolls and more

    By Ian Caramanzana

    Mix folk and punk, and you’ll get `80s folk punk greats, Violent Femmes. The “Blister in the Sun” hitmakers are set to rock Brooklyn Bowl May 5.

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    Tour Buzz: The Rolling Stones, Foreigner and Steely Dan

    By Geoff Carter

    THE LIKELY LADS: Brand-spanking new music comin’ at ya! The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play at the MGM Grand on May 11 ($150-$750).

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    Steely Dan

    By Sean DeFrank

    Steely Dan has never fit snugly into any musical category. Many rock fans view the band as soft and too jazzy, while jazz purists deride their pop sensibilities. But it was that diversity that contributed to a first-rate performance at the Pearl. Founding members Donald Fagen (lead vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar) were joined by eight musicians (including four horn players) and three backup vocalists, all of whom were essential to an 18-song set list that was chock-full of classic-rock radio hits and fan favorites.

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    By Geoff Carter

    THE NEW OLD SOUND: I like my metal the way tetanus likes its metal: rusty, but sharp. There’s something about 40- and 50-year-old guys performing songs that they wrote in their 20s that appeals to a writer of fiction: These guys are stuck with the characters they created when they were young and angry, so in performing them as middle-aged men they must unearth new passion in songs they wrote when they were living out of vans and starving. Judging by Soundgarden’s recent show reviews, the resurgent Seattle grunge band is doing just that.

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