The National Parks & WILD

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

The National Parks & WILD

Dickie

Wed, April 10, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Wooly's

Des Moines, IA

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

The National Parks
The National Parks
The National Parks was formed by Brady Parks in 2013 in Provo, Utah and has since independently released three studio albums.Upon the release of their debut LP, Young (2013), the band climbed to #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and with their sophomore record, Until I Live (2015), the 4-piece became a Billboard Regional Heatseeker. The National Parks' third studio album, Places, was released in late 2017 followed by a deluxe version in February 2018.In the first month after the release of Places(2017), the record had been streamed more than 1,000,000 times on Spotify alone with individual tracks landing on major Spotify playlists like Pop Chillout, Indie Pop and Morning Commute.Despite operating as a true independent, the band has built and maintained an impressive following with a Spotify monthly listenership nearing 400,000 and appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Oyster Ridge Music Festival, School Nights at Bardot's. Praise has come from major press outlets such as NPR, Paste, Baeble Music, The Vinyl District, andThe National Parks create atmospheric and “anthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggest” (Paste Magazine) centered around male/female harmonies backdropped by guitar/piano/violin instrumentation. The band’s earliest touring was done as a three-piece but as the music has evolved, so has the band. A wide cast of musicians have joined as touring members of The National Parks but by 2015, the group had settled into a consistent four-piece setup with original members Brady Parks (vocals/guitar) and Sydney Macfarlane (vocals/keys) playing alongside, Cam Brannelly (drums) and Megan Parks (violin).
Wild
Wild
WILD is a trio from Los Angeles, CA.
Dickie
Dickie
DICKIE is the latest outlet for Midwest songwriter/guitarist Dick Prall. Designed to allow Prall to work within a band setting, while still keeping a foot within his solo-driven career, DICKIE is the collaboration of Prall, multi-instrumentalist/co-producer/engineer Tim King, and violinist Kristina Priceman. The result is a collection of dark, gorgeous narratives for Prall’s fifth full-length release. Threaded with beautiful string arrangements by Prall and King, the record comes in bellowing like a newborn, but settles into a pace of dynamic ebb and flow, ending with a Roy Orbison-styled recount of hopeful love that never bleeds into the saccharine.

Prall has a long history of fashioning accessible, viral tunes and inserting them with lilting melodies. It started with his first release Somewhere About Here, prompting No Depression magazine to dub his debut “a track-by-track monster.” His follow-up pop-laden record, Dressing Up the Failure, brought performances with Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), The Bottle Rockets, Bobby Bare Jr., Jon Brion, and Justin Townes Earle. Fizzlebuzzie gained further national and international attention with features in such media outlets as NME.com and Performing Songwriter magazine, proclaiming the record “a box of chocolates for your ears.” The instantly infectious Weightless found its single “The Cornflakes Song” on AAA radio and landed a spot on Paste Magazine’s CD compilation. Popmatters.com adding “(Prall) crafts fault-free melodies.” On the self-produced Inc. EP, lush vocals fuse with straightforward guitars to assemble five pop-fueled gems that earned comparisons ranging from Elvis Costello to Andrew Bird. His final “pre-DICKIE” venture was a studio collaboration with Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), that offered three whip-smart singles as golden online giveaways. Since forming DICKIE, the band has shared the stage with many national touring artists, including Young the Giant, Blind Pilot, Allen Stone, and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), while the 2015 self-titled record was listed by Music Existence as “Best Indie Rock Release” as well as a Top 20 pick by Play B-Sides that same year
Venue Information:
Wooly's
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://woolysdm.com/