Messer and Saul made their return to Mankato for Sunday Funday, April 28th at The What’s Up Lounge. As I ascended the stairs that I have gotten used to again, I could hear quite a few people talking and was pleasantly surprised by the number of people yet again! Not as many as previous shows, but still a good showing for a Sunday. I arrived a little closer to the start time than I would have liked, but at least I didn’t miss anything! Spirits seemed to be high as I’m sure many were relieved that the snow prediction hadn’t come true!
Saul took the stage right after I got there. I said a lot of great things when they were here a little over a month ago, but if you didn’t catch that review I can tell you that Saul is a band to watch. Their recent popularity on Octane as well as just being signed on with SpineFarm Records has resulted in many more people hearing the name Saul as well as hearing their music. Rock 95 here in Mankato and many other stations play them quite frequently as well. This show was pretty much what I’ve come to expect from Saul. Tons of energy when they are on stage and plenty of opportunities for the crowd to participate. They built the momentum throughout their set and ended with their newer single, “Brother”. Needless to say, I had a great time and Saul will always be a band I head out to see whenever I can!
As always, get out and support live performances and I’ll see you out there!