Dylan Hicks

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 13, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Dylan Hicks to read, perform at Bryant Lake Bowl Saturday

    You'd have to have been under a rock or had your nose buried in some book to not notice the flurry of activity surrounding Minneapolis music vet and now writer Dylan Hicks. With his newest band the Toughies in tow, Dylan has been performing quite steadily again for the first time in nearly ten years ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2012
  • Calendar

    April 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Dylan Hicks unveils "West Texas Winds," talks upcoming novel

    ​What a pleasant surprise it was to see this brand new song and video from Minneapolis singer/songwriter Dylan Hicks last week. For one thing it's been far too long to have heard anything new from the "Governor of Fun." He only recently showed up with new material in one of Terry Eason "Song-A-Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Czeslaw's Loop unites dozens of local musicians for massive riverside Art-A-Whirl project

    ​What started as an annual tradition during Art-A-Whirl has now transformed into a project of monumental proportions. Previously known as the Boat Project, which would invite local noise and experimental rock bands to play on the roof of a houseboat and out in the middle of the Mississippi River b ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 22, 2007

    Younger Than That Now

    Only Eight Years Old, Sound Unseen Shrinks for 07, But Still Puts on the Ritz

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    Spool's Gold comment thread

    Film Editor Rob Nelson previews the upcoming Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival in this week's cover package, which includes Dylan Hicks' noble an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Unsolved mystery

    Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2005

    "My Humps" takes its lumps

    Slate has joined a growing chorus (that includes Dylan Hicks) in declaring the Black Eyed Peas's "My Humps" possibly one of the worst pop songs ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    Wanna buy an expensive CD?

    Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    Noisy Neighbors

    Seven new local releases for jazzheads, historians, and fans of Bob

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2005

    Nightstand Confessional

    In honor of this week's Local photographer chases waterfalls; Surviving TLC members fail to respond

    I was pretty stoked last week to visit photographer Alec Soth's Minneapolis studio and preview some stuff from his forthcoming book, a meditation on fading love made up of pictures taken around Niagara Falls. Most striking were some bleak yet pretty exterior shots of the area's newlywed-geared motel ... More >>

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Sweet Sixteen

    Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2005

    In Da Club: Doug Little Quartet at the Artists' Quarter

    "If more drummers played like Kevin," Doug Little said from the Artists' Quarter stage during his quartet's CD-release party, "jazz would be a lot different in a better way." Seconded. During the group's first set this past Saturday, a living-in-the-moment Kevin Washington spurred his compatriots th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2005

    Acid House Flashbacks

    Originally, the term "house music" was used simply to apply to the disco and discofied R&B spun by Frankie Knuckles at the Chicago nightclub the Warehouse. Starting in 1983, though, house developed into a distinct genre--or better put a distinct genre containing divergent subgenres. Some of house's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2005
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2005

    CD reviews in briefs and boxers

    Acid House Kings Sing Along with Acid House Kings Twentyseven Records The Cardigans are Deep Purple next to this cheekily named Swedish outfit. The world, of course, isn't as soft as these folk-pop tunes, and neither are marshmallows wrapped in cashmere. Is music of so delicate and anachronistic d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2005

    7/26: Morning Communique

    This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2005

    7/15: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman was injured and his car was trashed in an accident last night. Keep tabs on his recovery and his quest for new wheels at Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS Two days before he was sworn into office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted a consulting job paying an estimated $8 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2005

    Radio Gaga

    Will Smith, "Switch" I'd be totally cool with Will Smith if he weren't so bland and smug and humorless and if I were 11. True, I sure enjoyed "Parents Just Don't Understand," which made some super points about generational conflict, and Six Degrees of Separation, which made some instructive points ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005

    Some more Minnesota favorites

    Allison Gunderson writes: Now, this just seemed so obvious to me. They may not have ever been my favorite band from Minnesota (and working in college radio, I tried to NOT like them), but Semisonic was so HUGE. Granted, Trip Shakespeare was in the top fifty, but that is not even the same. From th ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    How Could You Idiots Forget...?

    Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites

  • Music

    June 1, 2005
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2005

    Nightstand confessional

    What the City Pages staff is reading--or pretending to read Corey Anderson  Chris Ware (ed.), McSweeney's Quarterly Concern No. 13:  Chicago graphic novel writer Chris Ware guest edits this comic-themed 2004 compilation. Ware showcases the work of numerous writers/illustrators such as Lynda Bar ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2005

    More Feminist Anthems from the Dirty South

    Julianne Shepherd and Dylan Hicks on the Ying Yang Twins' "Wait"

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2005

    Dylan Hicks and Britt Robson discuss the recent Ornette Coleman concert

    From: Dylan Hicks Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 To: Britt Robson Subject: Ornette Coleman at Ted Mann Britt, I'll try to offer some informal notes about Ornette Coleman's show this past Friday night at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. If I had to describe how I was feeling going into the concert I wou ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2005

    The Ornette Coleman Ten-Pack

    A quick trip through old new things

  • Unknown

    March 23, 2005
  • Arts

    December 22, 2004

    The Year in Theater

    They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Feeling Minnesota

    The 10 (or 28) best local albums of 2004

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Picked to Click

    To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2004
  • News

    August 11, 2004

    Once More with Feeling

    You swore you'd never watch a hemophiliac raise the spirit of a dead cat again. And then the Fringe Festival returned.

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Artists of the Year

    Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    Tripping the Light Fantastic

    At the Minnesota Fringe Festival

  • Music

    December 5, 2001

    No Rock Stars Need Apply

    A Hangdog Comeback From the "Other" Dylan

  • Music

    June 10, 1998

    The Sound of One Fan Clapping

    If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.

  • Music

    June 25, 1997
  • Music

    July 10, 1996
  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Sing a (Not So) Simple Song

    A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters

  • Music

    May 22, 1996
  • Music

    March 20, 1996
  • Feature

    February 28, 1996

    Misery For the Masses

    Nothing more than feelings: Billy Corgan channels teenage angst

  • More >>