The James Theater Fri, Aug 19, 2022 8:00 PM


Join us at The James for a night of music with DICKIE, featuring the stripped-back mix of reflective and pulsating tunes stamped into Dick Prall's 2019 ten track sing-along Minus Thieves (IPR Studio One album "you should listen to" and a Play B Sides Top 20 album pick).


"With Minus Thieves, DICKIE provides an album delightfully out of step with how we tend to consume music today. They aren’t the heroes we deserve, but quite possibly the ones we need." - Michael Roeder in LITTLE VILLAGE


Minus Thieves was tracked in 2019 at The Magic Barn, a rural studio outside the small town of Solon, Iowa that houses the original recording equipment of New York’s now-defunct The Magic Shop. Iconic artists like David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Blondie have all made records at the renowned space, but it's within the Iowa incarnation that Prall along with friends and co-producers Pat Sansone (Wilco) and Joshua Shapera reached even further into the archives of recording history. Applying a formula of straightforward guitars fused seamlessly with tight, no-frills rhythms, the minimal production of Minus Thieves impeccably highlights the core of Prall’s hook-laden songwriting.


With the pandemic halting touring shortly after the release of Minus, Prall’s anxious to get back onto the stages he’s shared with such great artists as Wilco, Young the Giant, Blind Pilot, Allen Stone, and the late Justin Towns Earle. And equal to his songwriting, it’s never certain what Prall will offer up for a live performance, but it’s guaranteed to leave you with the reminder that music can make a beautiful lasting impression, and will continue to bring you back.