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Sweeney Todd’s Show, Saturday, March 3

February 22, 2018

Dylan Hicks and the Looming Crisis will be doing a low volume but still rock ‘n’ roll show at Sweeney Todd’s Salon (and Listen Room) on Saturday, March 3. Some new, old, and brand new songs. Yes, there will be drinks and chairs. You can get advance tickets here.

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Killed Puzzle

January 26, 2018

In looking for an old document, I came across something I wrote for a puzzle column that was retired before this last effort published. I tried to paste it here but couldn’t seem to preserve the formatting; after a half hour, I decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Anyway, I’ll post it here, and put up the answers sometime next week. Posted only for fun, but I’d be happy to mail an LP or CD of my latest album to the person who gets the most correct answers, provided that person lives at an address that won’t force me to shell out for expensive international shipping. Puzzle First Quarter 17

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A minus review from Robert Christgau

October 27, 2017

Really cool to see this review of Ad Out from Robert Christgau. I’ve been reading him since a friend pointed me to “Rock Albums of the ’70s” when I was a teenager, so it’s kind of a thrill to know he digs our stuff.

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Clear Me Some Space

October 4, 2017

My brilliant friends Carolyn Swiszcz and Wilson Webb made this video for the new country-funk single by Dylan Hicks and the Looming Crisis.

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Thomas Love Peacock

July 30, 2017

The latest edition of Post Road includes a little piece of mine on Thomas Love Peacock’s Romantic satire Nightmare Abbey.

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Ken Waterhouse Talent & Drywall

July 30, 2017

My manager has a new Facebook page, which includes a (supposedly) promotional video spot for my forthcoming album.

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Autumn Closing In

April 18, 2017

This latest edition of the New England Review includes a long essay of mine, “Autumn Closing In,” a significantly revised version of a piece I posted a few years ago on this website when I’d reached a bit of an impasse with the material. I’m grateful to Carolyn Kuebler for her editorial guidance, and to Liz Van Hoose, who looked at an earlier version.

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Rubber Stamp

March 23, 2017

Important work I’m doing.

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Interview

November 28, 2016

Here’s a tiny book Carolyn Swiszcz and I made together.

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Event at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

November 14, 2016

Tonight I’ll be at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking with the painter, video artist, and book artist Carolyn Swiszcz. I feel a real kinship with Carolyn’s funny and lonesome work, which is why I asked her to do the cover for my last novel. We’ll talk about that collaboration, and about a very small book we put together for the show, and some of Carolyn’s recent work will be on display, and I’ll read from the novel and play a song from my album-in-progress. You can RSVP here.

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