Your Daily Lick: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

Tangled Tales (Surfdog Records)

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One thing's certain: Dan Hicks has swing, and plenty of swagger. That's what sells this latest release from the famed Bay Area songwriter, twice the subject of a Rolling Stone cover and now living in Mill Valley. But attitude isn't everything; the songs and performances are top-notch, too, in their irreverent, rowdy, even dangerous distillation of real American music.

At Yoshi's San Francisco (1330 Fillmore St.) on Mar. 28. 8 & 10 p.m., $35

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