Grand Rapids Rocks- The Dresden Diaries
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Todays featured The Dresden Diaries, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if your in a local band and want to be featured then answer the same questions and email them along with a video to Jackie@wgrd.com, I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval ;) Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
The Dresden Diaries
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Nathan Elliott-Guitar, Backing Vocals
Josh Ostrander-Bass, Vocals
When did the band get together, and how?
Some time in June of 2013. Mine and Nathans old band quit playing, so he asked me to join soon after. Josh had already been a part of the band when it was just a studio project. Ryan, joined later after a long search for a drummer
How would you describe your music to someone?
Odd, it's like Underoath meets The Strokes, Bring me the Horizon and throw in a little The Devil Wears Prada, and Alexisonfire. I've honestly heard no other band like us.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Alexisonfire, The Strokes, Chiodos, The Ghost Inside. Really any band that we like has a lot of influence on us, but way too many to name here.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
The Ghent Alterpiece, And Then We Die, Memories for Tomorrow. I know Josh had a band but I always forget the name. Some of those were definitely learning experiences.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Know Lyfe (obviously) Those dudes run The Lansing scene, and we are all thankful for that.
Our friend has a solo project called Aspartame. It's different but it's just awesome, no other way to describe it.
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
Where can we catch you performing next?
October 19th @Billys Lounge in Grand Rapids
November 30th @Macs Bar in Lansing with a secret headliner...shhhhhh