Victoria’s Pretzel Logic Orchestra will play the music of Steely Dan at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 8, 2010, in the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo. Admission is $20. Tickets are available at both locations of the Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street and 900 Fifth Street. This should be a great one and it also helps support the Nanaimo Blues Society since the Pretzel Logic folks will be sharing the proceeds of this event with with the Society.
The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is Canada’s live tribute to Steely Dan and a labour of love for its nine members. These guys have the chops it takes to interpret the complex and quirky material of the iconic 70’s songwriting partnership of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Fusing jazz sensibility with the rhythms of rock, pop, and R&B, Steely Dan created a sophisticated sound that remains unique in music history and produced some of the most memorable and timeless songs of the decade, including Do It Again, Peg, Deacon Blues, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number, and Black Friday. The Pretzel Logic Orchestra’s big, cool, guitar- and horn-driven sound evokes the hip, urban culture that underlies these unforgettable songs.