Walter Becker

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Steely Dan at WinStar Casino, 7/18/14

    Steely Dan WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Friday, July 18, 2014 At Winstar Casino in Oklahoma last Friday night, Steely Dan marched in with a sophisticated army of 13 musicians armed to mellow you out. The band's music always has a peculiarly lukewarm character, not quite uptempo enough to ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend 7/18-7/20

    If the past few days have been a little disorienting thanks to this polar vortex, then fear not: there are concerts coming to help us all make a little more sense of the world again. This weekend brings performances from folk legends, a trio of rockin' brothers from Texas, and a legendary Houston ra ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Steely Dan's Best Songs About Gambling

    That most notoriously unsentimental of bands, Steely Dan, are coming back to North Texas. (Well, the North Texas area. Kind of.) Comprised essentially of two men, singer Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker, the band has shuffled unapologetically through its band members over the years, drawing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Steely Dan at the Verizon Theater, 8/31/13: Still Perfect

    As I walked out of the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie late Saturday night, I commented that Steely Dan sure featured some good musicians. "Great musicians, you mean," said my father-in-law. "Those guys were great." And so they were. Some four decades after Walter Becker and Donald Fagen first dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The Eight Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, August 29 - September 4

    Steely Dan and Backstreet Boys are both in town this week, two bands your friends can't tell if you like sincerely or ironically. Looks like they're about to find out. If you answered neither, fret not! You've got plenty of options. Looking for something a little hard, fast, and intimate? Well, you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Major Dudes

    See the other Walter and Donny at Nokia

  • Music

    August 21, 2008

    Steely Dan

    Thursday, August 21, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    French Kiss

    Madeleine Peyroux gives up the love

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Black Friday (Alternate Head: Pretzel Logic)

    Earlier in the week, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker--collectively known as Steely Dan, duh--posted to their Web site a missive addressed to Luke Wilson but aimed at bro Owen accusing the latter of being an accessory to plagiarism. Specifically, the Dan'ers insisted Owen, by appearing as the title ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006

    Luke Wilson Talks Ass

    Luke Wilson needs a stunt butt. Jessica Alba, probably not. Don't get too excited--he's just talking about his own tuchus and how outta-shape it's gotten and why, for My Super Ex-Girlfriend, he needed a booty double. Fact is, he got to pick his own butt double (henh). No word on whether bro Owen got ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006

    Countdown to Ecstacy

    The Dan and McDonald hit Nokia

  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    The Content Partners

    Any major dude will tell you a Steely Dan story is not to be trusted

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Out There

    AC/DC , Steely Dan

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Man with the Plan

    The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison talks about major labels, modern R&B, and...Steely Dan?

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Glory and injustice

    Is bass legend Chuck Rainey falling through the cracks?