Eric Slick was born in 1987. He started playing drums at the ripe old age of 2. During his teenage years, he studied at the Paul Green School of Rock Music with drummer Tim Karsten. He went to University of the Arts but quickly dropped out because his hands weren’t small enough to play light jazz.
He began his career in 2006 as the drummer for Frank Zappa tribute act Project/Object. Shortly thereafter, he was swooped up by guitar pioneer/King Crimson member Adrian Belew. They toured the world together with his sister Julie Slick (bass) as the Adrian Belew Power Trio. They hugged each other often. Eric left the group in 2009 to pursue other projects and eventually landed in the Philadelphia group Dr. Dog. Eric also regularly performs with Philadelphia bands such as Springs, Paper Cat, Ape School, Norwegian Arms, and Nightlands. Eric sleeps in 3 and a half hour intervals.
Eric has also performed/recorded with Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, California Guitar Trio, Bobby Martin (Zappa), Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, Jon Anderson (Yes), Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson (Heart), Mike Keneally, Ween, Crescent Moon, John Wetton (King Crimson), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), Chris Harford, Matt Vasquez, Ben Kweller, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), Deer Tick, and Andrew Weiss.
Eric wishes he could play with Bjork someday, or at least play her in Scrabble. He would likely “SCRABBLE” on a Triple Word Score with the word “OCTOPUS”.
Loamlands share many of their contemporaries’ traits: crackling, serpentine electric guitar leads; spiritual and emotional wondering; country twang, folk rollick, and rock volume. But more than just a compendium of the sounds around them, Loamlands’ principals—Kym Register and Will Hackney—have picked up where their old band, Midtown Dickens, left off, crafting heartfelt narratives from simple, evocative imagery and framing them with arrangements that never settle for well-trod trails.
Trophy Wife is one of the rare groups that makes ear-shattering, vocal chord-shredding songs without sacrificing insight, advancement and intelligence. It’s an uncommon mixture of raw, unabashed intensity and sharp-tongued lyricism, and Trophy Wife embraces this dichotomy fully.