October Rage Kicks Up the Fun for Sunday Funday

November 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Sunday was treated like a weekend on November 12th at The What's Up Lounge as October Rage returned to Mankato, MN along with Filthy Sweet!  This Sunday Funday was one to remember even though only two bands were playing at this show.  I got to the venue at about 7:45 pm and was happy to see there was a good amount of people gathered even though it was a Sunday.

Filthy Sweet started out the show shortly after I arrived and everyone met up at the stage for an excellent performance!  I hadn't heard of Filthy Sweet before, but they are certainly a band that needs to get noticed!  Along with their original songs, they covered bands like Highly Suspect and Nirvana with perfection!  The only issue was a connection issue with the guitar, but the guys from October Rage helped them out and let Filthy Sweet use one of their guitars and cord!  It was nice to see the bands helping each other out!  I was very pleased with the bands set and was impressed by the energy they had as well!  Certainly a band to keep on my radar, Filthy Sweet opened up the show right and got everyone started having a great time!

October Rage has not been in front of my lens since 2014 when they played at Buster's.  I missed their last show at The What's Up Lounge, so I was really happy they added this one.  They were every bit as amazing as I had remembered!  All four of the band members are nice as ever and were happy to talk with the crowd before, during, and after the show!  Their performance is surely one full of energy and crowd participation with plenty of hair-flying headbanging mixed in.  I enjoyed hearing the songs I knew played live again as well as the new material like "Giants".  They even made time for covers of Prince's "Purple Rain" and Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight".  Not to leave any genre out, they even did a cover of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" after a story about traveling through areas with no radio stations except the country stations!  Between their stories, songs, and overall kindness, October Rage is a definite must see band.  I, for one, can not wait until they return to the area to see them again!

Also, you can now get your 2018 What Was Up at The What's Up in 2017 calendar right at the venue!  Just ask for one at the bar and get yours for only $25.00!

As always, get out and support live music and I'll see you out there! 


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