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Examiner : MOBFest 2009 – Dick Prall

Examiner : MOBFest 2009 : Full Article

Dick Prall – (June 19, Goose Island, 12:45 a.m.) – Iowa-born, Chicago-based singer-songwriter Dick Prall specializes in indie pop that’s at once clever, thoughtful and charming, with an adoration of classic acts such as Elvis Costello, The Beatles and Jayhawks put to good use.

Chicago’s annual MOBfest, set for June 18, 19 and 20, will once again bring a variety of local and national indie acts to the attention of record execs and the A&R community. The fest features a long list of live performances over its three-day run at venues such as Cubby Bear, Metro and Uncommon Ground. In addition, it includes a day devoted to music industry panels designed for networking and discussing music business trends set for June 20 at Elbo Room.

With past performances by bands such as The Killers, Disturbed, Kill Hannah and The Redwalls under its belt, MOBfest 2009 could …

June 17th, 2009

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New Music Binge : Fearless Radio – Dick Prall

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June 12th, 2009

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WGN – Dick Prall : Full Article

Iowa-bred and Chicago-based Dick Prall never meant for his love of food to find its way into his songwriting talents. His albums have been called “a box of chocolates for your ears.” (Performing Songwriter Magazine). His tunes have even been likened to potato chips, “…wise, crisp and tasty.” (Momzine). And his early diet of melodic lyricists, from Buddy Holly to John Lennon to Elvis Costello, mixed with his brilliant storytelling and his love for the guitar, help define his own blend of songwriting. Shying away from critics’ placement into genres like “power-pop,” “rootsy” or “indie rock,” Dick Prall has triumphed in the creation of his own musical genre: porch pop. No everyday pop, this genre evokes the sonic midway between Bob Dylan and Andrew Bird, between Josh Rouse and Wilco, between chocolate and potato chips.

After releasing three critically-acclaimed albums – Somewhere About Here (1998), Dressing Up The …

May 13th, 2009

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Ink 19 Reviews Dick Prall’s ‘Weightless’

Ink 19 :: Dick Prall

With a deft pop sensibility, Chicago-based singer/songwriter Dick Prall sings about the good, bad, and fugly moments he’s encountered in life and relationships, turning them into subtle parables that linger longer on the heart and go deeper than most surface-bound pop hits.

Like a vintage Ryan Adams song, sometimes cathartic, other times crass, and most of the time catchy, each track on Weightless (2007) shows you a side of Prall’s ability to craft and produce an album with emotive power and sincere songwriting that bucks pretension and doesn’t take the heaviness too seriously, making it easy to embrace the crisp chords and sweet croon wrapped around the simple sounding yet complex and intricate songwriting.

In “Halfway to Hollywood” he speaks to the struggling artist with a quaint guitar melody and soft swooning vocals, a solid hook within a straightforward rock song that builds and then delivers. On other …

October 18th, 2008

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Dick Prall featured in Starbucks!

Dec, 2007: Dick Prall Featured in STARBUCKS!!!Yes, we’re going corporate. Starbucks has come a’callin’ and wants to feature Dick Prall’s tune, “The Cornflakes Song,” in over 10,000+ Starbucks stores in 2008. Not only will you hear him overhead while you’re buying your coffee, but they are going to start rolling out plasma screens that display the name of the artists as they’re being spun. How’s that for a good start to a great ’08?

December 13th, 2007

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