Dredg @ The Great American Music Hall (5/21/10)

Dredg performed another blistering alt/prog rock set to a sold out crowd last night at the Great American Music Hall. The band took the stage around 10:45pm and launched into "Saviour" which appears on their most recent release, 2009's The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion. Let me first apologize that the videos that I caught below are so dark, but at least the audio's decent. Hopefully, the tracks will give you a sense of the bands diversity, from punchy punk/alt rock anthems to slower, incredibly melodic ballads. Take it from me, these guys deserve to be BIG. But I've been saying that for years now. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out my previous reviews of a few of their past shows here.

Here's "Saviour":

The Los Gatos, CA natives comprised of Gavin Hayes (vocals), guitarist Mark Engles, bassist Drew Roulette and drummer/keyboardist Dino Campanella were joined periodically throughout the night by guest guitarist, Ben Flanagan of the Trophy Fire (as seen in the far right of 'Saviour').

Soon after, the band performed a track off my favorite Dredg album, El Cielo, which was released in 2002. Here's "The Canyon Behind Her":

Slowing it down a bit and giving the crowd a chance to take a small break, Gavin and crew played the serene 'The Ornament' which was recorded for the album Catch Without Arms but never made it to the final release in 2005. Here's "The Ornament":

The last song I caught before my battery died was another track from The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion called "Gathering Pebbles". Hope you enjoy it, here's the video:

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