Steely Dan

Schiit Audio Reference System Review Part 2

<i>It's five below in evidence.<br>The winded eves and sideways snow.<br>His eminence has yet to show.</i><p>It's literally five below here in Minneapolis. Last night, …

Audiophile

SPINAL TAP's Derek Smalls Streams His Awesome, Goofy New Song "Smalls Change"

Subscribe to Metal Injection on<p><b>Derek Smalls</b>, the bassist of the most famous band that never was, will release his first solo effort <i>Smalls Change</i> …

Steve Vai

Spinal Tap Bassist Returns With David Crosby, Peter Frampton on Solo LP

Rockumentary legend Harry Shearer recruits Donald Fagen, Taylor Hawkins and more for 'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)'<p>Harry Shearer, who …

Music

The Quiet Brilliance of Talons', Ohio's Most Underappreciated Songwriter

For 15 years, Mike Tolan has been making sad, slow music about heartbreak, listening to Steely Dan, and eating Taco Bell. He knows its not cool, but that's not the point.<p>It's the morning after a freak snowstorm when I'm supposed to be in touch with Mike Tolan. I check my phone, throw on sweatpants …

Father John Misty

MBL Noble Line N31 CD player-DAC

MBL's Corona C15 monoblock has been one of my amplification references since I reviewed it in 2014, and as I've been reviewing DACs the past year or …

Audiophile

The 30 Most Anticipated Tours of 2018

It’s time to go back to the venues — not that we ever left. Still, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out (yet again) that this year’s festival …

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Yacht Club Is the Smoothest Thing Since Steely Dan

For the first time in 40 years, Lincoln is embracing dramatic opulence fully unabashed.<p>There’s a lot of talk about “gateway drugs” in this country—but in my experience, it’s irony, more than any particular plant or powder, that ends up getting people hooked. Let me give you a quick example. About …

Lincoln Continental

Here Are 20 Hip-Hop Songs That Turn 20 In 2018

It's not every year that the rap game changes forever. If you were lucky enough to live through 1988 when N.W.A, Public Enemy, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The …

Music

Is M&K the High End's Best-Kept Secret?

I really don't know the answer; I just know that loudspeaker company M&K says that's the case. I also know that the original Miller & Kreisel was …

Audiophile

Dolores O'Riordan's Cranberries Bandmates Are 'Devastated' by Her Death

“The world has lost a true artist today,” group says of “Zombie” singer, who died at age 46<p>The surviving members of The Cranberries spoke out …

Entertainment

Heady Sound from PSB and NAD

Paul Barton of PSB was on hand to demonstrate the RoomFeel technology he uses in his headphones. "Headphone listeners listen to recorded music that …

Headphones

Here’s a look at Super Bowl week’s concert schedule, with prices ranging from free to frightful

Justin Timberlake will play the hottest concert of the upcoming Super Bowl week on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium, with pre- and post-show entertainment …

Imagine Dragons

Creative’s Super X-Fi tech creates Dolby Atmos-like sound with just a pair of headphones

If you’re curious about what ‘audio holography’ is, Creative Labs has the goods with its Super X-Fi technology. I gave it a good listen at CES 2018, …

Headphones

11 Vancouver concerts this weekend, January 12 to 14

<b>FRIDAY</b>: Montreal indie-rock band Wolf Parade plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Charly Bliss.<p><b>FRIDAY</b>: Vancouver-based musician JP Maurice plays …

Sophisticated Logic - A Steely Dan Tribute Mix

50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, January 12

Looking for something to do on Friday? <i>The Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, January</b> …

Andy Muschietti

Who's who at 2018 Jazz Fest? Here are some possibilities...

Who is on the schedule for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival?<p>A Fats Domino tribute is a safe bet. So, too, are appearances by Irma …

Baton Rouge

tix on sale: The Breeders, Casket Lottery, King Gizzard, Feelies, Panda Bear & more

<b>Tickets</b> for the <b>Jawbreaker</b> shows at Brooklyn Steel go on sale at noon.<p><b>Tickets</b> for <b>The Breeders</b> shows at Brooklyn Steel and Capitol Theatre go on sale …

Lana Del Rey

Rumors Are Flying That Rubber Gloves in Denton Might Reopen

Rubber Gloves has been listed for sale since fall. Will it reopen?<p>| January 12, 2018 | 4:00am<p>It's been a busy week for concert announcements. One of …

Dallas

SideTrack: Mark Wahlberg, Rick Derringer and more...

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: Mark Wahlberg is apparently defending his title of most overpaid actor in Hollywood, bestowed upon him by Forbes. The Dorchester …

Entertainment

This Holographic-Sound Headphone Dongle Blew My Mind

LAS VEGAS -- I thought I was being duped. After listening to surround-sound audio on a pair of headphones at Creative’s CES booth, I had to take my …

Consumer News

Sennheiser adds the Closed Back HD 820 to their Audiophile Lineup

Sennheiser has always been known for exceptional sound quality in their headphone lineup, and now they’re expanding into new territory with the new …

Headphones

Motörhead Sales Set to Surge As Guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke Dies Aged 67

Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke – known for his work with Motörhead and Fastway – has died at the age of 67. He was the last surviving member of the classic Motörhead power trio which also consisted of leader Lemmy and drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor, who died within weeks of each other in late …

Kurt Cobain

Rod Stewart, the Breeders and Every New Denver Concert Announcement

<b>NEW SHOWS / ON SALE DATES</b><p><b>Sam Bush Band:</b> Thu., March 15, 9 p.m., $30-$35.<p><b>71Grind IV:</b> Fri., June 8, 2 p.m., $25. [edit secondary] Sat., June 9, noon, …

Astronomy

Creative's Super X-Fi Headphone Audio Holography demo blew my mind

Creative has the demo to beat at this year’s CES. The company is showing an early prototype of a product it calls Super X-Fi Headphone Audio. And it …

Headphones

Hhusali i7 Right Earbud: The Select All Review

Last week, Amazon put up one hell of a lightning deal: AirPods, for just 20 dollars! That’s a pretty good deal considering a fresh, new pair of …

Headphones

What is the sound Minnesotans make instead of saying ‘oops’ or ‘excuse me’?

Big questions hang over director Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” but none is as big as the one that Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) …

Ben Bradlee

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2018. There are 355 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 83. Blues artist …

Boston

It’s Going To Be A Soft Rock Summer At Steely Dan And The Doobie Brothers’ Co-Headlining Tour

Walter Becker, the co-founder of ’70s rock legends Steely Dan, passed away last September, and in his tribute to his former collaborator, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen wrote, “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.” He lived up to that promise …

Ticket alert: Steely Dan returns to Seattle with Doobie Brothers

The pair of classic rock giants will bring '70s nostalgia to KeyArena in June.

Walter Becker