What $5 actually gets you 

Some people have indicated to us through the years that our policy of offering “Whatever you want” for $5 is a bit overpriced. To this I say, “You never asked me for a BJ in the 90’s.” Talk about overpriced. Anyhoo, I think $5 is a bargain compared to what some things cost, like a divorce; I lost my house, a bunch of swords and guitars AND my self-respect. But we here at The-Dregs.net are nothing if not accommodating. We went out and booked not one, but TWO shows the week of St. Patrick’s Day. That’s right, if you weren’t […]

Gotta Hang On Till Tomorrow 

COME WHAT MAAAAAAAAAAAAAY….. Okay kids, this is mostly an INFORMATIONAL BLOG. No funny business, ya hear? We have a show to do, and we’re goddamn professionals here! *snerk* Well, most of that was true. Let’s get down to brass tacks. How much to f*ck the goat? WAIT WRONG QUESTION. How is this going to work tomorrow? Tickets! Since we’re a sold out show, there are no tickets for seats, but there are a few standing room only tickets available. Get there early, and you might score one of those! First come, first served. If you are a ticket holder, here […]

Well that escalated quickly 

I have often said that a band is only as good as its audience. This stance says a lot about my feelings on bands such as Guns & Roses One Direction or Gwar We don’t do a lot of shows outside of Fest. It does make the time we spend with our fans extra special. It tends to give Festival that Summer Camp feel and makes me look forward to the end of every Summer despite the grueling schedule that fest requires. I love that you include us in your birthdays (Sorry I didn’t make Saturday, J.P.), your proposals (I’m […]

Last Weekend of MRF, 2014 

Well, Droopies, it’s all over. Another season at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival came and went. Laughter was had, puppets worn, proposals made, battles of bands fought (WE WON), and many hugs given. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing year. Without YOU, none of this would be possible. Tim is ever the romantic at the end of that clip. Talk about shameless self-promotion! (Thank you to Deanna Lyn Merdink for the use of her lovely video!) Also, check out here how we were involved in another couple become engaged as well. We thought it was merely a birthday party, so uh… we rushed […]

Battle of the Bands 2014 

Alright, before we begin WHO CHOSE THE NAKEY MAN PHOTO TO REPRESENT AN EPIC SMACK DOWN? Chad called it ‘homoerotic’. I called it ‘what the actual frack’. Freud calls it ‘Tim Wick dealing with some nakey man issues…’ Wait.. it’s a battle, and we’re doing a battle, except with Four Pints Shy, you would see way more hair. Despite the circle of dong (which we’re not going to recreate), this weekend promises to be epic. with games and songs and beating up on Trevor. I can’t wait! We’re also going to sneak a couple new things into your favorite not-Renaissancy […]

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 […]

TAP DANCING VIOLIN SOLO! 

So everyone is coming to see our St. Paddy’s day show at the Bryant Lake Bowl, right?  I bring this up because we have a brand new Dregs feature to share with everyone! Now everyone knows that The Dregs will perform any song you request for $5, even if we don’t know it.  That’s a given.  The $5 rule will, of course, be in full effect at our show on Saturday night.  The $25 Virgin Sturgeon verse is also in full effect.  As is the $10 Lesbians in Socks. But we are an Irish band and for St. Patrick’s Day, […]

Rehearsal With The Dregs 

Molly has been completely hogging the Dregs Blog and it has to stop.  That’s why I’m here and I’ll be back every Tuesday.  I’m going to do things a little differently.  I’m going to tell you about what the band is doing. You want to know where we’ll be performing?  I’ll tell you before we even post the event! You want to know what music we’re working on?  I’m going to be posting rehearsal recordings! You want to know what crazy stuff has happened in the rehearsal?  Yeah.  I’ll dish that out too. Last night we got together and started […]