Dear Persons of Extraordinary Taste,
It’s time again. Spout Press invites you to our 8th annual Spoutstock, 8:30 Thursday September 30th at Mario’s Keller Bar, 2300 University Avenue NE in Minneapolis (lower level of the Gasthof).
Spoutstock is our annual cover song contest/fundraiser/wild party. Local rock stars will perform surprise covers, our panel of celebrity judges will score them, and you the audience members will each have a ballot for the audience choice award. All you have to do to support small press publishing is get a little drunk and declare your opinion. Can we make this any easier?
Remember how Olivia Muzzy stunned everyone with her loop-pedal, stand up bass cover of Bjork’s Unravel? Or how TruthMaze made the show an instant party with his out there hip-hop version of Jack and Diane? These things really happen in this world.
Our celebrity judges must not be revealed yet. But they are really pretty famous.
A mere five dollars gets you in the door, and the money goes to publish local authors via Northeast Minneapolis literary non-profit Spout Press. We are a collective, all-volunteer, grass-roots literary organization. We do it for the love of literature and community. And for the parties. So we’ll see you there, right? Doors at 8:30, music starts at 9:00. Be prompt! You might miss the cover song that will fill your body with heavenly light. Outside, there will be white Oktoberfest tents – big empty rooms of polka fantasy. Inside, we promise there will be sublime moments.
We’re going for the whole event as kind of a model of the universe thing.
We’ll see you Thursday, Sept. 30th at 8:30. Tell everyone!
PS Here’s the special thing: our headline act this year (11:00ish) is Jailbreak!, a Thin Lizzy Cover band. Oh my god yes.