The Royal Basement Podcast #9: Eric Slick (Dr. Dog/Lithuania)
Eric Slick seems to be a man who doesn't deal well with idle time. Spend a little time poking around on Google and you'll find an impressive trail of music, film projects, and other assorted art pieces for a man who hasn't even hit his thirties yet. Most well known as the drummer for Dr. Dog, Eric Slick has an impressive background in the world of avant-garde/improvisational music, drumming for Project/Object (a Frank Zappa tribute band) and working alongside his sister and King Crimson's Adrian Belew in Adrian Belew's Power Trio. When not touring with Dr. Dog, Eric is busy working on projects for bands like Lithuania, Norwegian Arms, Ape School, Paper Cat, and enough other bands that you'd likely need a diagram to visualize. We grabbed coffees and chatted about his musical lineage and his connection with the city of Philadelphia before the recent Dr. Dog show in Seattle. He also picked out a great playlist of tunes for your ears that you can stream above. For all things Eric Slick (including pictures of some of the greatest drums I've ever seen), go visit Eric's site here.