Second Small Screens album, Modern Flora, coming this fall

September 7, 2023

I’m starting to get mixes for the forthcoming Small Screens album, Modern Flora, which will be released on LP, CD, and digital formats this fall, likely in September. The six-piece Small Screens carries on, but, because I enjoyed writing for a larger group with lots of colors on hand, I […]

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On Joe Henry (revived from NR Mint)

January 29, 2023

Here’s a long piece I wrote in late 2019 for NR MINT, a website (a blog, really) on which I sporadically posted my own music criticism for a few years. Perhaps foolishly, I didn’t renew the Squarespace fee and let the site disappear. Anyway, a few folks have asked to […]

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Press Release for Airport Sparrows

April 28, 2022

Excluding cassette-only juvenilia and other larks, Airport Sparrows, to be released by Soft Launch Records on September 2, is songwriter Dylan Hicks’s eighth album of songs, his seventh as a solo act. In this case he has affixed to his name to that of his latest and largest band, Small […]

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Airport Sparrows

April 11, 2022

This Thursday, the great Greg Reierson will master the upcoming Dylan Hicks & Small Screens album, Airport Sparrows. The group is Christopher Thomson, tenor saxophone, clarinet, synthesizer; Michelle Kinney, cello; Zacc Harris, guitars; Dylan Hicks, pianos, guitars, vocals; Charlie Lincoln, bass; and Peter Hennig, drums, banjo. John Fields mixed, and […]

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Dylan Hicks & Small Screens

January 30, 2022

Lately I’ve been writing songs mostly for Dylan Hicks and Small Screens, a really cool six-piece group with Zacc Harris on guitar, Michelle Kinney on cello, Christopher Thomson on reeds and keybs, Charlie Lincoln on bass, and Peter Hennig on drums. I’m excited about what we’re doing: pop songs, broadly […]

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Accidental Birds

April 9, 2021

A week or so after last November’s election, I set up a little home studio for the first time since I sold all my analog recording gear around the turn of the century (this century). I had no experience making digital recordings on my own and, as Nina Hale can […]

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NR MINT and some updates

December 5, 2019

I’ve been doing some music criticism at NR MINT, basically a blog with modest journal pretensions in that it might occasionally publish pieces by outside writers. I enjoyed talking to the writer Austin R. Wilson about writing and music. Here’s the interview. John Munson and I are pretty much done […]

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September 15, 2019

After seven years of dragging my Texas-born, boot-clad feet, I’ve finally taken steps to make “Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene” available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming/digital sites.

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Henry Threadgill Piece

February 14, 2019

Here’s a long piece I wrote for City Pages about the composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, in advance of a two-day festival being held this weekend at Walker Art Center.

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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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