Tickets Still Available for Steely Dan at Mizner Park Tomorrow Night
In all ways non-conformists, the "band" was originally envisioned as a vehicle for the songwriting of Fagen and Becker, who never really intended to be a rock band. When the jazzy, slow simmer bossa-nova of "Do it Again" catapulted the duo to the top of the charts, it no doubt came as some surprise, bearing little to no resemblance to the rest of the slick 1970s sounds that dominated the AOR charts. Nevertheless, Steely's unique blend of jazzy flourishes, traditional pop standard structures, intricate songcraft and superb musicianship took their place at the top, and are now seen as iconic and emblematic of their time - and in a way, of our own.
Saturday, June 13. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Show starts at 8 p.m., tickets cost $41.50 to $111.50. livenation.com
-- Nicholas L. Hall