THERE'S A TON OF STUFF IN APRIL!
Take the last week of April off from work, obligations, whatever, because Shuffle Function and KMSU have packed it was all kinds of awesome! Start jotting down dates, gang!
Saturday, April 20th - RECORD STORE DAY!
This annual celebration of independent record stores just gets better and better (and more expensive for music geeks) every year! Tune Town, the Mankato connection for Record Store Day, will be opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th so that music geeks in the area can go nuts on all kinds of exclusive vinyl releases that you can only pick up at Mom and Pop Record Shops. There's a reason we've been calling it Second Christmas! Check out the OFFICIAL LIST and start figuring out what you can't live without.
Then, at about 9:30 a.m. (or whenever we're finished with our over-doing it) we'll be playing Shuffle Function Radio Roulette. The radio gods will be controlling your Record Store Day playlist as we play Radio Roulette until noon. Swing by and draw a number so we don't have to take all the blame for the audio brutality that may or may not be inflicted upon us all.
Saturday, April 20th @ 7:00pm - RECORD STORE DAY GRIND-FU!
We're showing a special music geek double bill starting at 7:00pm as a way to wind down from all the Record Store Day hijinx. First on the bill is Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop. This is the offical documentary for Record Store Day 2013, and it's supposed to be pretty brilliant. It has apparently succeeded with the music geek contingent, as the reviews above will attest.
Second on a bill is a documentary that's been sort of a great white whale for us. If you're a Legendary Stardust Cowboy fan you're not gonna want to miss it! We received special permission from the director to screen Cotton Pickin' Smash: The Story of the Legendary Stardust Cowboy! It's great documentary that cover the life and times of our favorite cowboy. This could be your only opportunity EVER to see this film, so don't miss out!
Sunday, April 21st - NOTHING
You're gonna need this day of rest, gang.
Monday, April 22nd - INTERGALACTIC BACON DAY: YEAR TWO!
What started as fun has now become tradition. Well, this will be the second year for it, at least. Come up to KMSU during the morning show and YOU. WILL. GET. BACON! Shelley will be kicking out the bacon jams as we celebrate the ultimate salty treat. I'll be unleashing my celebrated peanut butter bacon sandwich, too, so don't miss out!
Tuesday, April 23rd - WORLD BOOK DAY!
Stop up to the station during the Morning Show and YOU. WILL. GET. A BOOK! It's all about celebrating literacy and the joys of reading, so we'll be sizing you up and trying to match the right book with the right person. GET INTO IT!
Also, it's my birthday.
Wednesday, April 24th - THE SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE STARTS!
We mean business, kids. The Spring Pledge Drive is the biggest drive of the year, and with that comes a lofty goal. We don't know what it is yet, but we do know that we're gonna need all the help we can get to keep this wonderful little station on the hill alive. Details on swag to come, but we can tell you that we're thrilled to offer it. Pledge right away for street cred, or you can wait for...
Thursday, April 25th - THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!
Shuffle Function will be live from six p.m. Thursday night to Six p.m. Friday night in a desperate act that will hopefully convince you guys that KMSU is a station that needs to stay on the air! We will be surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine and rock and roll, and anxiously awaiting your phone calls as we punish ourselves in the name of Independent Public Radio.
There's all kinds of stuff we have planned, including some exclusive marathon swag, so stay tuned to this blog for further information!
Saturday, April 27th - GRIND-FU CINEMA!
GRIND-FU CINEMA PRESENTS
THE GUY FROM HARLEM
With second exciting feature
THE GUY FROM HARLEM:
Saturday, April 27th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
As a way to wind down from the marathon and celebrate with friends, we're once again having a post-marathon Grind-Fu Cinema! Back by popular demand, we're showing THE GUY FROM HARLEM! Of all the terrible films we've show, none is more beloved than The Guy From Harlem. It holds the distinction of being the only film we've shown three years in a row, but that's only because the audiences have begged for more.
More you say? HECK YES! We received special permission from the crew at Rifftrax to show THE GUY FROM HARLEM: RIFFTRAX EDITION! The Guy From Harlem brings the laughs all by itself, but Mike, Kevin and Bill take it up a notch with their riffs on this stunning cinematic misfire.
Also, Grind-Fu Cinema is FREE! Bring your friends, some snacks, dress in layers (because the temp in all over the place in this theater) and join us for a night of laughs.
DID WE FORGET ANYTHING? Probably, but we'll update the blog as things pop up. Until then, use this post as your life plan.
Thanks for all your support. You guys are the best.