Tis the season of Yacht Rock, and what better way to celebrate than with a Steely Dan tribute show chock full of some of our favorite artists?
Eric Slick and The Talkhouse curated Reelin’ In the Years: a Tribute to Steely Dan as a spin-off of an in-depth piece the Dr. Dog drummer wrote, and they’ve wrangled members of Speedy Ortiz, Laser Background, The So So Glos, and Ava Luna, along with Ian Sweet, Twiga, Bad Faces and Slick’s own Dan-influenced Lithuania to be a part of it.
Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania) has shared a new song, “No,” that is instantly memorable. With a classic pop chord progression and Wall of Sound-style drum beat, the song could have been ripped from classic “Girl Group” song playbook. Continue reading →
“Living life and living a lie / and wonder why I even bother?” Welcome to the existential dread of adulthood, Lithuania will be your guide. The Philly indie-rockers charge into oblivion on their latest effort “Holy Water,” seeking a solution to the dichotomy between an appetite for independence and a necessity to fill the voids that loneliness carves out. Continue reading →
“Sometimes we have to let go of things we love, especially when they’re hurting us,” Eric Slick tells Post Trash. “Abuse is still everywhere.” Slick’s band Lithuania found themselves in that position of letting go, in an indirect sense, when they cut ties with old label Seagreen Records this spring amid allegations of abuse. Unfortunately, Slick is right about it being everywhere. In the music world alone this year, we’ve read stories about high-powered publicists and producers behaving deplorably. In the world-world, well, Stanford. And combating this tide of misogyny and violence takes advocates and allies – which is why Lithuania is donating proceeds from their new single to the local organization Women Against Abuse.
The song, “Kill the Thing You Love,” is out today via Lame-O Records as a name-your-own-price download, and like the band’s Hardcore Friends LP, it’s revved up and fierce. The band premiered it on Post-Trash, where Slick spoke of the song’s underlying meaning. Continue reading →
Eric Slick, who plays drums with Dr. Dog, and is a member of the punk band band Lithuania, gets right to the heart of the matter in an article he wrote for The Talkhouse. The title? The Counting Crows Taught Me Not to Give a Fuck About the Critics.
“Today I’ll be defending the earnest jangle of California’s Counting Crows,” writes Slick, about the band’s incredible 1993, T-Bone Burnett produced debut album, August and Everything After. Continue reading →
The weather has finally started to come around, the trees are in full bloom, which can only mean one thing: it’s finally spring in Philadelphia. And what better way is there to celebrate than by attending an outdoor festival?
The second annual Love On The Streets Festival is set to take place on Saturday, May 14 at Paine’s Park. The festival is a celebration of Philly’s street life, and will feature a skateboarding competition, live art, a beer garden, and most importantly, a ton of live music. Continue reading →
Rock and roll just feels damn good. Like an ice cold beer on a scorching summer day, it quenches a deep-seated human thirst. Longtime veterans on the Philly rock scene front, both Eric Slick and Dom Angelella know this fact instinctively.
Ten years in the making, their collaborative project Lithuania hits the spot — hard. It’s no-nonsense, no-frills rock and roll for the everyman. Their debut record Hardcore Friends (out last year on Lame-O Records) took a scorched earth policy towards songwriting: Go hard and leave it all on the table. Live, it’s even stronger. After seeing them open up for a Districts/mewithoutYou secret show in late 2014, I knew Lithuania was gonna be the Philly band to beat in the near future. Continue reading →
The year’s first Gathering of All-Styles competition happens at The Rotunda tonight. Round one will feature a one-on-one battle for all styles of dancers, while round two will be one-on-one emcee challenge. More information can be found on the Facebook event page here. Check out judge Dinita “Princess Di” Clark freestyling in Rittenhouse Square below.