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Engles on ‘Squeezy’: Different production, same dredg

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Engles on ‘Squeezy’: Different production, same dredg

By Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- Dredg’s new album, "Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy," has received some of the more scathing reviews of the decade from hard-core fans who feel they have been abandoned by their favorite dark, experimental rock ...

The Architects embody punk-rock spirit with gusto

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on The Architects embody punk-rock spirit with gusto

By Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- The Architects are a grounded group of polished men and musicians; savoir-faire in matters of business, music, touring, and family matters. Naturally-- members Brandon, Adam, and Zach are brothers. With guitarist Keenan ...

HNC Interview: Mark Engles, guitarist for Dredg, on music and baseball

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on HNC Interview: Mark Engles, guitarist for Dredg, on music and baseball

Review and photo by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- Dredg is a progressive rock ensemble that is not afraid to alter and evolve their dark melodic sound, where hysteria is moving stadiums of fans in Europe. Guitarist Mark Engles ...

Interview: Dave Ellefson won’t rust in peace

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Cafe Ben – Now that you’re back with Megadeth, are we officially allowed to call you “Junior” again? Dave (laughs) – People have been calling me that since the beginning of the band, I guess ...

Falk: Ordinary girls, famous musicians–how they do it all

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Falk: Ordinary girls, famous musicians–how they do it all

By Paul Lewis Siddoway Recently, I got to interview the sisters Falk, some local girls who just signed with a management company in New York, about their experiences in the music industry. The company they're with isn't their first. They've had ...