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Blacktop Mojo Gives New Meaning to Sunday Funday at The What's Up Lounge

August 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

After a long weekend at RibFest in Mankato, I couldn't think of a better way to finish Sunday August 5th off than with Blacktop Mojo.  Even though I was wore out, I quickly finished up the editing from RibFest and headed out to The What's Up Lounge.  Blacktop Mojo caught my eye shortly after the show was announced.  I thought I would be way to tired from the weekend, but after they posted their cover of "Dream On" by Aerosmith I had to check them out live.  The cover blew me away and if they could handle that song, I was curious to see what else they could do.

I arrived midway through Strange Daze's set.  I had missed The Tony Flynn Project this time around, but I'm sure they were amazing.  I had seen them at a past show and was thoroughly pleased.  If you were at the show and caught Tony Flynn's set, leave a comment with your thoughts of the performance!

Strange Daze finished off their set and I managed to catch about 4 songs.  From what I saw, it was the same show that I had come to expect from them!  People were right up front dancing and singing along and loving every minute of it!

Right from the start I knew that Blacktop Mojo was going to be intense.  They started out super fast and energetic and had the crowd up front almost instantly.  The band members liked to pose goof off when they saw the camera pointed at them which made taking photos that much more fun.  They moved around and headbanged so fast that it was hard to catch them sometimes.  Blacktop Mojo went through the first few songs and kept it heavy, but then took a break to slow it down with a few acoustic songs.  After that, they picked right back up where they left off and continued rocking all the way through their set.  They included a good mix of their original music along with some really wonderful and tricky cover songs.  All of the songs were done perfectly and I loved that they took the cover songs and made them their own with their unique style.  After throwing in 3 more original newer songs, they ended the set with "Dream On", the song I had heard before the show.  That one definitely got the crowd going as the band insisted everyone sing along with them.  It is safe to say that Blacktop Mojo was one of the best Sunday Funday's that I've had in a while!

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


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