"Excited by the idea of listening to hot new bands but cringe at the thought of the warm beer, plastic cups, sticky carpet and throngs of skinny androgynous creatures who make you feel out of place? Then The Rage events could be right up your street. Dubbed by the media as ‘Gigging for Grown Ups’, The Rage is a taste maker for new music. Its mantra is “New Music. Done Well”… where they take as much care of you as they do the music.
... Basically what happens is this: The Rage team scour sweaty gigs nightly searching for fresh new talent and recruit the cream of the crop for their events which are held in cool London venues. Events include a free bar serving premium drinks (with genuinely friendly staff), delicious food from quality caterers and nice little touches such as Krispy Kreme donuts (cleverly served at that point of the evening when you’re flagging and need a little sugar rush).
‘The Rage On In Summer’ takes place at the hip Cargo in EC2 (cargo-london.com) on Wednesday July 16th. Three acts will be playing live on the night: The Laurel Collective (‘ a genre trashing six piece who marry soulful vocals with percussion driven, rhythmic indie, wistful melodies and darkly humorous lyrics’); cult underground talent, Riz MC (recently appointed Emerging Artist in Residence at the Royal Festival Hall); and The Outside Royalty a six piece ‘indie-electro-chamber rock band’ whose debut single has been produced by Phil Vinall (Radiohead, Pulp, Placebo, Elastica).
Tickets are £75 per head. Where else in London can you go for a night of free flowing booze, good food, cutting edge entertainment AND free donuts for seventy five quid?"