DREDG with TORCHE and FROM MONUMENT TO MASSES at the Eagle Theater

MONDAY APRIL 13, 2009
doors at 6:30pm
tickets: $15 (buy tickets)

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Headline Act:
DREDG

Support Acts:
TORCHE
FROM MONUMENT TO MASSES

Dredg - comprised of Dino C. (drums), Mark E. (guitar), Gavin H. (voice) and Drew R. (bass) - vividly paints a cultural picture within the music they create. Their musical abilities, desires, and many influences allow them to cover all ends of the musical spectrum; everything from rock to jazz to ambient drum and bass. It is only fitting that the band members grew up in the Bay Area, where computers and the sun have their capital while providing a birthplace for the dredg sound and its many dimensions. Their sound can never be categorized, but it has been best stated as: Audio Scenery.

Dino and Mark, began jamming together in eighth grade, and their older cohorts joined during the next few years. Dredg was all over the place musically at the beginning, starting as a "rapcore" band, which is evident from their first two demo releases, with nothing else really being known about the 1st, but the 2nd, being titled: "Conscious". It contained the tracks: "Juggernaut", "Ignore Me", "Conscious", "Nuhgm". Both of these two demos were released around 1996.

The band began playing clubs while they were still in high school, playing original material with cover songs thrown in. Then in 1997, the band set out to record an EP which was released independently. "Our first two recordings were written to be rhythmically aggressive" Dino says. "We did the third one, Orph E.P., because we wanted to grow up the right way, from our roots with harmony and melody." The "Orph" EP was released in 1997, and contained three tracks: "Is Not Everything", "Orph", and "Kayasuma". This was the first real sign of what was to come two years later! The band relentlessly played area venues, gaining fans one by one. Their unique sound gained interest from all over the Bay Area, and beyond.

 

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