was a nightclub
originally located in a small space on Timog Ave, Quezon City
. It was opened on 8 December 1990. The Timog venue had been a home for another rock venue called Red Rocks that closed down. It was put up by young rock musician Patrick Reidenbach and rock band manager Robbie Sunico. The club was named in tribute to their favorite comic book character, Judge Dredd
. They opened up the club with a small amount of money.
The concept was to provide a venue for budding Filipino rock musicians and the growing followers of the Pinoy rock
scene. This was not to be a venue for bands covering pop music
. Its customers didn’t know it then but many of the bands they watched then would eventually become the most popular recording acts in the 90s. Within a just few years, Club Dredd became the centre of the Metropolitan rock scene and the home of many musicians and bands of the existing music scene.
Club Dredd’s Timog bands list is quite impressive by today’s standards while at that time most of these acts had nowhere else to perform. Regular performers included now-famous names like the Eraserheads
, The Youth, Afterimage, Athena’s Curse (presently known as Alamid), Grace Nono
, Joey Ayala
, Bazurak (whose members eventually became part of RiverMaya
), Color It Red
, Parokya Ni Edgar
, The Wuds, Razorback
, and Advent Call to name a few.
Club Dredd was beset by financial problems from its inception. After a valiant effort to sustain... Read More