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

August 06, 2018 - After a long weekend at RibFest in Mankato, I couldn't think of a better way to finish Sunday August 5th off than with B...
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Arms For Elephants Releases New EP and Rocked The What's Up Lounge

July 30, 2018 - It was another Saturday night of great local music at The What's Up Lounge on July 28th. Arms For Elephants were the mai...
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City of the Weak Returns to The What's Up Lounge

July 25, 2018 - My shows have been few and far between as of late and even less so are the reviews of the shows. Home improvement has a...
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Blue Felix Was Red Hot at The What's Up Lounge!

June 10, 2018 - It's been a while since I've been out to a show. A lot has changed since then. I'm at a new place that requires quite a...
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4 on the Floor Show Packs The What's Up Lounge

April 22, 2018 - I made a last minute decision to head to The What's Up Lounge again on Friday, April 20th to check out a band that has b...
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A Cold Kingdom, Signals that are Sleepy, and a Last Show

March 02, 2018 - It was a bittersweet show at The What's Up Lounge on Thursday, March 1st. Don't get me wrong, the lineup was amazing. Th...
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Get To The What's Up for an Epic Night of Music on 3-1

February 25, 2018 - Now that the last weekend of February is over, you really need to start planning for an epic show at The What's Up Loung...
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Fixated, March In Arms, and Time Keeper Play The What's Up Lounge

February 10, 2018 - It's been a slow year so far for shows, so I decided to head out to The What's Up Lounge to check out some new music alo...
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2017 Recap and Looking Forward to 2018

January 03, 2018 - As I look back on the past year, I realize that I was busier than I thought I was! Thanks to the Verizon Center in Manka...
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Crazy Town Braves the Cold to Play at The What's Up Lounge!

December 31, 2017 - If you had told the lat 1990's me that I would be photographing and talking to some of the bands that I was listening to...
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Hed PE Gets Wild at The What's Up Lounge

November 16, 2017 - Hed PE returned to The What's Up Lounge on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 and it was quickly apparent that everyone had be...
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October Rage Kicks Up the Fun for Sunday Funday

November 13, 2017 - Sunday was treated like a weekend on November 12th at The What's Up Lounge as October Rage returned to Mankato, MN along...
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A Night of Two Piece Bands with KrashKarma at The What's Up Lounge

November 03, 2017 - KrashKarma made a stop at The What's Up Lounge on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. I'd been waiting to catch them since the...
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Vajra Mesmerizes The What's Up Lounge

October 29, 2017 - If you were looking for a show on Friday, October 27th in Mankato, you didn't have to look far. There was a lot going on...
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Agent Orange Shows Mankato Punk Is Not Dead on Thursday, October 12th

October 13, 2017 - When the announcement came that The What's Up Lounge in Mankato had SOLD OUT the Agent Orange show, I knew that I was in...
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Agent Orange Will Be Rocking a SOLD OUT What's Up Lounge on October 12th

October 09, 2017 - You read that title correctly. Agent Orange, Get Dead, and The Libido Boyz will be playing on October 12th to a SOLD OUT...
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Deadset Society Returned to Rock The What's Up Lounge!

September 04, 2017 - I've been enjoying all the great shows that I have been able to catch right here in Mankato, MN lately. The What's Up Lo...
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"Puncha Nazi" With Doll Skin This Weekend at The What's Up Lounge

August 22, 2017 - Doll Skin is returning to the Mankato area, so if you missed them the first time around this is your chance! 95.7 The Ro...
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Mankato Got a Little With Wayland at The What's Up Lounge

August 17, 2017 - When I heard that 95.7 The Rock Station and The What's Up Lounge were bringing Wayland back, I hoped the lift would be f...
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Wayland Finds Road Out of Reno, Heads to Mankato

August 14, 2017 - If you've been patiently waiting to see Wayland live again in Mankato, Wednesday, August 16th will be your chance! Prese...
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Screaming For Silence Return to Rock Mankato at The What's Up Lounge

August 11, 2017 - I had been waiting for the Screaming For Silence show ever since it was announced that they were going to play at The Wh...
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Screaming For Silence Returns to Mankato and Will Play The What's Up Lounge on 8-10-17

August 08, 2017 - Make plans this Thursday night to be at The What's Up Lounge for a night of bands to melt your face! Screaming For Silen...
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BKnown Album Release Party Draws a Crowd at The What's Up Lounge

July 23, 2017 - Judging from the crowd that showed up at The What's Up Lounge on Saturday, July 22nd, BKnown's album release show was a...
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Minnesota Bands Rock The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN

July 09, 2017 - People looking for a great rock show in Minnesota need not look any further than their own state! There are many talente...
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Throw The Fight, City of the Weak, and Diskord Set to Destroy The What's Up Lounge

July 06, 2017 - Saturday night is looking good at The What's Up Lounge! The second of the two shows this weekend features Throw The Figh...
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The Pitchafits, Fret Rattles, and SPITE (Second Place In The Evolution) Coming to Mankato

July 05, 2017 - Starting out a weekend of great live music in Mankato at The What's Up Lounge, The Pitchafits will be playing on Friday...
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Never Say Die Returns to Mankato

June 23, 2017 - Between all the venues in Mankato that have live music, there have been a lot of awesome shows so far this year! Wednesd...
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POS Returned to a Packed House at The What's Up Lounge

April 04, 2017 - It seems that there were a lot of people that were awaiting the return of POS at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN on...
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Media Solution and Days Of Heaven Play The What's Up Lounge

March 31, 2017 - Another night of really good bands at The What's Up Lounge and, unfortunately, another poor turnout. While it's nice to...
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Matrekis Returns to The What's Up Lounge in Mankato

March 25, 2017 - It was a busy night in Mankato on Friday, March 24th. After the show at Mankato Brewery, (Click Here for that review), I...
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Aight Tight Tour Stops at The What's Up Lounge

March 11, 2017 - If you live in Mankato, there certainly isn't a lack of entertainment lately! Such was the case on Friday, March 10th as...
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Late Night Fights, Lake Avenue, and The Missing Letters Play at The What's Up Lounge

March 04, 2017 - There was a great show at The What's Up Lounge on Friday, March 3rd with 3 amazing bands from the Twin Cities area! Late...
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Glory Horse, Scarlet Canary, and Common Choir Rock The What's Up Lounge

February 26, 2017 - It was quite the weekend for events in Mankato, and Saturday, February 25th I chose to head over to The What's Up once a...
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Frogleg Grooves at The What's Up Lounge

February 19, 2017 - I decided to head out Saturday, February 18th and check out Frogleg and Tom Hamilton's American Babies at The What's Up...
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Diskord Rocks Out at The What's Up Lounge Once Again

February 12, 2017 - Diskord made a return after a long hiatus and played their first show in some time at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, M...
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Wayland, Angry Waters, and Tony Williams Warm Up The What's Up Lounge

January 28, 2017 - Wayland made a return to Mankato, MN on Thursday, January 26th and delivered a top notch show like always! I was a littl...
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PREVIEW: Wayland Returns to Mankato!

January 23, 2017 - For those of you that have been following the amazing musical acts stopping in Mankato, you know that Wayland is one sho...
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Useful Jenkins Starts Out 2017 Right at The What's Up Lounge

January 01, 2017 - It was a packed house at The What's Up Lounge on New Year's Eve!! Saturday, December 31st's show was nothing short of am...
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Useful Jenkins to Close Out 2016 at The What's Up Lounge!

December 26, 2016 - If you haven't made plans for New Year's Eve yet, then Useful Jenkins at The What's Up Lounge should be on your list. Ma...
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Blacklite District Performs Intimate Show at The What's Up Lounge

December 17, 2016 - It might have been snowing outside, but those that braved the roads and went to The What's Up Lounge on Friday, December...
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Blacklite District, Message From Sylvia, and Arms For Elephants To Play The What's Up

December 13, 2016 - Starting out a weekend of amazing live music in Mankato, MN, 95.7 The Rock Station and The What's Up Lounge presents Bla...
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Shallow Side/Mayberry Riot Rock The What's Up Lounge

November 12, 2016 - It was another one of those Friday's in Mankato, MN. There were many good shows to choose from in town, but I ended up g...
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The What's Up Lounge and 103.5 KYSM Present Rick Monroe

October 04, 2016 - The What's Up Lounge has been known for hosting all sorts of music, and now a country artist can be added to the list! R...
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The Blind Shake at The What's Up Lounge on Saturday, July 9th

July 10, 2016 - There was certainly no shortage of things to do this weekend in the Mankato/North Mankato area! However, I choose to hea...
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PREVIEW: The Blind Shake at The What's Up Lounge

July 08, 2016 - I might not be taking photos of Billy Idol at First Avenue on Sunday, (haven't gotten a response yet), but at least I'll...
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Strange Daze at The What's Up Lounge on June 4th, 2016

June 06, 2016 - Saturday night, June 4th, brought another show to The What's Up Lounge! Strange Daze, Glory Horse, and krash&bern were s...
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PREVIEW: Strange Daze, Glory Horse, and krash&bern at The What's Up Lounge on Saturday June 4th

June 03, 2016 - Looking for a good show in Mankato this weekend? Head to The What's Up Lounge on Saturday, June 4th for another great sh...
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Catylyst CD Release Show at The What's Up Lounge Sat. April 2nd, 2016

April 03, 2016 - I decided to head over to The What's Up Lounge to check out some new music, and because I felt like taking photos! Catyl...
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Doll Skin, Revilwen, and WarRooster at The What's Up on March 31st, 2016

April 01, 2016 - Mankato has been bringing in quite a few good shows as of late. Thursday, March 31 st was one of these shows. Doll Skin...
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PREVIEW: Doll Skin, Revilwen, and WarRooster at The What's Up Lounge on March 31st, 2016

March 28, 2016 - If you’re looking for good shows in the Mankato, MN area and you aren’t sure where to go, you haven’t checked out The Wh...
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Bring the Sun CD Release at The What's Up Lounge

February 14, 2016 - I love local shows for many reasons, but the main two are not having to drive and seeing that great music is still alive...
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PREVIEW: Angry Waters, Bring The Sun, The Mayberry Riot at The What's Up

February 12, 2016 - If you're looking for something to do on Saturday, or if you haven't already made plans to do so, head out to The What's...
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Saliva at The What's Up Lounge on 12-13-15

December 14, 2015 - A short time ago, a huge show was announced that was heading to The What's Up Lounge on December 13, 2015. Saliva was th...
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Saul at The What's Up Lounge

September 20, 2015 - When I heard Saul was rolling into The What's Up Lounge, I knew I had to make plans to be there. It had been a while sin...
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Cold Kingdom with the CD Release show for Arms To Elephants at The What's Up Lounge

September 06, 2015 - Once in a while, there is a show announced that makes each of us extremely excited to go. It could be the major touring...
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3 Pill Morning at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN

August 04, 2015 - Thursday July 30th marked the second show for the newly re-opened What's Up Lounge and with 3 Pill Morning headlining it...
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The What's Up Lounge Grand Re-Opening Show

July 27, 2015 - It seems like forever since I've gone to a show at the What's Up Lounge, even though it's only been a few months. When I...
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