weekend one review 

OMG. Humidity. If this past weekend could be summed up in one word, I think that word would have to be ‘moist’. There was at least one point during the day where I could not play my violin. It was literally tacky. I did not get any photos because I was afraid to take out any electronics for fear of their little circuty lives being destroyed, forever. So the only photo from this weekend was one my stepmom Jamie took:   It then rained so hard, there was a flood. If I were Siskel and Ebert, I would give the weather a decidedly fierce […]

The Dregs Renaissance Show – A Primer 

If you have never been to a Dregs show before, it may be a bit confusing your first time. There most likely will be some chaos, loudness, and maybe some humor. Let me help you understand what we like to call… ‘entertainment’.   First off, we have fans, and they RULE. Because they are Dregs Groupies, we call them ‘Droopies’. Totally makes sense, like Tim says. They like to pay us for songs. Our going rate is $5 a song. That is almost a dollar per person in the band, so you’re getting a deal! Our tagline line is, “for […]

Memes Save The Day Again! 

Welcome to my ‘Blog of No Ideas‘, kiddies! It’s a magical time when I grasp at straws and end up with nonsense! (…click the sound below for full effect)     To celebrate my lack of ideas, here are some memes I made especially just for yous guys.             They’re funny cuz we’re hacks! And I used to have a career in opera. I sunk 30K into my undergrad vocal degree. Oh god.    

Special Dreg Moments; Brought to you by Derp 

We like to consider ourselves professionals in The Dregs. We play instruments (and the accordion), sing (about carrots and zombies), and have high caliber shows (if we can begin on time… or remember the key signature… or who starts the bloody song). So maybe ‘professionals’ was the wrong word to use. It does seem as though we’re a bunch of hacks that somehow manage to see a song to its end, and the amazing thing is not necessarily our talent, but that we can pull it off convincingly. But we’re YOUR hacks Droopies <3. And we love what we do, […]

6 Proven Ways That MRF Rules 

We here at the Dregs are trying to bolster up our clicks on our blog, and we heard clickbait WORKS, so like they say, you’ll never believe these crazy ways our Fest rules! 6. The Food, Even Though It’s Meaty If you like meat, man oh man is this a glutton smorgasbord for YOU. As the token vegetarian, I’ll be over by the pickles if you need me. 5. The Scenery, Because Damn *cues clarinets and flutes* “Little town, it’s a peaceful village. Every day, like the one before. Little town, full of nerdy people, waking up to saaaaaay… HUZZAH!” 4. Speaking […]

Droopie of the Month: July Edition 

Greetings Droops! This month we celebrate the sensational, remarkable, phantasmagorical Chris ‘Mom’ Arneson. Chris insists people call her mom, and we are honored to do so! I met Chris when I was but a fledgling Dreg, scared and alone in this world, and she gave me encouragement and compliments galore! I don’t think I would have fared quite so well those early days without her help. She continues to support the band, and hangs out behind Mac’s Pub with us. She is family, and during those short seven weeks a year, we get to come together and joke, laugh, and love. […]


Are you a nerd? Do you do nerd stuff? Did you go to CONvergence and now you’re going through withdrawals? Did you NOT get to go due to budget constraints and wish now you had gone?  BOY I HAVE AN OFFER FOR YOU!!! Tomorrow The Dregs are doing our Do No HARM CONcert! At the Double Tree in Bloomington! $15! WHAT A DEAL! Wear costumes! Fraternize with other nerds! Or don’t because you’re socially awkward! Who cares, this is for funzies! There will be Bad September opening for us, along with the comedy stylings of Patrick Bauer, and then hours […]

Old Skool 

Today is Throwback Thursday, AND the start of thee nerdiest convention this side of the cornfields; CONvergence. So a little trip down dork memory lane seemed apropos.     The Dregs also did a panel in 2010, my first year as Baby Dreg. It was for a panel bright and early after a night of partying with the Dregs getting shitfaced down with our bad selves. The panel was called Iron Artist, and we made up a song in an HOUR based on the Dr Who series in the style of The Monkies called ‘David Tennant’. You can listen to […]

Queerest Band at Fest Goes to Pride 

This weekend is Pride weekend in the cities, and yours truly is planning on going to it. This will be consecutive year six for me and this time my dates are my bandmates. <3 We here in The Dregs like to think of ourselves as the queerest band at MRF. We have our token straight, Tim Wick, while the rest of us identify somewhere on the Kinsey scale, with Chad the farthest away from girl parts as you can imagine. Think of the gayest man you know and then add a phobia of vascular cervixes and eventually you’ll find Chad. […]

Droopie of the Month: June Edition 

This month’s Droopie is the Zip-Splasher Cripple of infamy, Mr  Tim (TIMMAY!) Iverson! We love Tim because he’s hilarious and always brings his punchy sense of humor. We even made a video JUST FOR HIM. As you can plainly see, I am the one dissenting voice of reason. I obviously love Timmy best. So anyways, here is my interview with the lovely Tim. 1.) How long have you been a Dregs fan? Since 2006 if I remember right. The year Chad and I first went to the MINNESOTA Renaissance Festival. That year, that first time at fest, that first Dregs show, changed […]