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Between Luther and Fargo, Twinkie, Muad’dib and I stopped by the 331 club and had some fancy drinks.  Bloody Mary’s for them, and a Mamosa for me.

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Then back on the road.  (Drink responsibly and know your limits)

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We’ve been around this block before so we already knew it’d be fun.  Jade brought us up again and low and behold, it was a rap show.

Fargo ND 9-26 021These guys didn’t even bother to stick around for the whole show so I don’t mind talking a little shit here.  I can’t believe rappers are still singing along to their album tracks!  Please stop lip syncing!

Still, I’m grateful and appreciative of the energy and it sounds like your mixtape is probably going to bang.  Just get your show right.

Then….

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and after Big Quarters…

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Oh, and by the way, we have all this stuff at EVERY SHOW.  Sometimes more!  Right now the 10 years strong hoodies are just 20 dollars if you pick one up at a show.  (I’ll be working on the online ordering part of this stuff soon)

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Meeting new people is half the fun.  Friends of friends become just friends.

I didn’t forget your picture!

Fargo ND 9-26 045Oh snap!  Is that a new TMF Opposition shirt?

A big special thanks has to go to Rob, who was the soundman for the nights show.  He made Peter’s kick drum sound magical.  Rick Ruben would have applauded.  Rob is part of a band which can be found here –> http://www.myspace.com/battlefieldsdoom

THANKS ROB!!!

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So if you saw this = http://heiruspecs.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/heiruspecs-last-of-the-record-buyers/

Then you knew that we were doing the Last of the Record Buyers thing presented by Brandon All Day of Big Quarters.

We got a chance to hear a ton of dope beats by some of the Twin Cities up and coming hip hop producers and then show how we go about making beats for Heiruspecs material.  We brought out a bunch of shitty recordings of rough drafts and rehearsal tapes.  We then played a bit and eventually tried to make something from scratch.  Here’s a couple of pics I snapped while on stage.

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NO FIGHTS AT HEIRUSPECS SHOWS! You’re all on notice.

Other than an unfortunate incident, this was a rediculoid show and we all sweated it out together. Good times. To the girl who grabbed my ass a few times; thanks! I wasn’t sure it was still there.

BIG QUARTERS PRESIDING;

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Everybody get low!

Everybody get low!

I’ll say it again, it was an oven in there last night.  So I appreciate all of the folks, especially at the front, for sticking with it the whole night!

We took the stage around midnight…

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THAT JUST HAPPENED.

Good god I’m slacking on this…

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Hey All,

Sorry for the long delay.  We’ve all been very busy and I’ve been working on some music of my own.  We just played at the MN State Fair thanks to the Current who put us in Carousel Park (spelling?) for Minnesota Public Radio Day.  Good looking out!

Would you believe that after a largely slow month, we’ve got a bunch of shows coming up?  True story…     ….and there was much rejoicing.

9/12/2009 Heiruspecs will be performing at Pizza Luce in Duluth.  www.pizzaluce.com
9/13/2009 Heiruspecs will be at the Concrete and Grass Festival (at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul)  http://www.concreteandgrass.com/
9/18/2009 Heiruspecs will be at Sauce Spirits & Soundbar (3000 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis) http://www.spiritsandsound.com/
9/26/2009 Heiruspecs will be live at The Aquarium in Fargo (226 Broadway – Fargo ND) http://www.myspace.com/theaquariumfargo is a good place to get more info.

9/12/2009 Heiruspecs will be performing at Pizza Luce in Duluth.  http://www.pizzaluce.com/

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you need more info.  Our good friends Big Quarters will be joining us for this show and it’s gonna be fresh.  Last time we were in Duluth, we played the UofM campus and it was pandamonium.  Now imagine trying to cram all of these lovely folks into a smaller room;  Exactly.

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9/13/2009 Heiruspecs will be at the Concrete and Grass Festival (at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul)  http://www.concreteandgrass.com/.  It’s really worth noting that we are playing right after the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  There are a lot of kids we know in that bunch.  See you this weekend!

9/18/2009 Heiruspecs will be at Sauce Spirits & Soundbar (3000 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis) http://www.spiritsandsound.com/

9/26/2009 Heiruspecs will be live at The Aquarium in Fargo (226 Broadway – Fargo ND) http://www.myspace.com/theaquariumfargo is a good place to get more info.

Oh, but there’s more!

BIG TROUBLE will be playing too;

Friday Sept. 11th at Eclipse Records In St. Paul for the No Bird Sings (all ages) CD Release Party.

Friday Oct. 9th @ the Dakota for the Dakota Late Night series.

l_fb3ef953b24e84b7df9cb9189765004bIn other news, Big ups to New MC for using the Heiruspecs instrumentals in his solo set.  I caught him at the Nomad the other night and it was awesome.   Just to plug a long time friend of Heiruspecs, he can be found on http://www.myspace.com/newmcsoloreleaseshow and is constantly holding up rap shows in South Minneapolis.

Word on the street is that a lot of people were, and still are buzzing about our song GET UP being used prominently in P. Diddy’s Making His Band.  We still get feedback on it even though it’s in it’s millionth round of re-runs.   No, I’m not posting a pic of Diddy.  That would be too easy.

More to come soon.  Including details on a huge sale of some Heiruspecs Hoodies just in time for the cold to start creeping in.  We live in the upper midwest, we know how to look good in the fall.

Awesome Enough,

Felix

Dammit, I’m late again… shame on me.

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Well, it’s been slow enough over the last 2 weeks that I haven’t done a newsletter.  Don’t be mad.  Our fall is slowly starting to book itself without any help.  How nice.

_mg_5944I am fresh off of a suprise hosting gig at Hot Import Nights Chicago at Soldier Field.  I hosted the drifting event for HIN/Formula D/ClubFR/and TMF Opposition.   For those of you unfamiliar to drifting, it’s all about sliding your car.  I manage a team of these drivers on the side.  It was an honor to host this event in front of thousands of people and set against the downtown Chicago skyline.

Coming up?  August 22nd, Heiruspecs will play at the RED STAG in NE, Mpls in our first local show in some time.  It’s going to be different.  That’s all I’ll say on that for now.  More to come later…

cresCrescent Moon returns in Big Trouble this Saturday at the Triple Rock.  (Click on the picture to blow it up).  It should be a blast with No Bird Sing and The Teddy Holidays.

Big Trouble has a record out with Crescent Moon which you should go find and buy immediately.  This isn’t radio – that’s a call to action.  DO IT!

The Star Tribune wrote up a great article on McNally Smith’s Hip Hop program (Which Sean Twinkie Jiggles McPherson is a huge part of) and it looks great.  I bumped into DJ Judo on the street the other day and he said his part was a blast and getting kids to put their hands on turntables was great.  Check out the article right here – http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/50484172.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUycaEacyU

itunesJust a reminder, Heiruspecs back catalog should be available to you on iTunes so if you’re missing something, that’s gonna be the easiest place to find it.  Get it now, before iTunes switches to subscription based service and artists have a harder time getting music onboard!

On the radar;

Medium Zach of Big Quarters has gotten himself engaged and is celebrating Sat. Aug 15th at Suburban World Theater with Anton, Espada, Noam the Drummer, and Miguel Vargas.  Congrats homey!

Heiruspecs is confirmed for The Last of the Record Buyers on Sept. 17th.  We were previously slotted for August 20th but the big switcharoo has been pulled.  More to come on that.

SPOTTED – Get Cryphy July 3rd… Franz Diego and co.  (photo by Wes Winship)

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My name is Felix and oh my… this is the May Newsletter. Late edition.

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Time flies when you’re busy. Heiruspecs has been playing shows here and there and everyone’s side projects are keeping them really tied up. This is a good thing. Summer is just around the corner and I spy fun!

This coming weekend (May23-25th) we actually have 2 shows in driving distance from Minneapolis/St. Paul. It’s that time of year when the outdoor shows start happening all the time. It’s beautiful.

First up, Bella Music Festival is having us out on Friday night in Harmony Park. We’re playing at a great time and rocking it with Dessa Darling of Doomtree and Del The Funky Homosapien.

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Del.BellaIf you don’t know who Del is, that’s all the more reason to come through and check out the show. He’s been putting out records for a LONG time. He’s one of the founders of Heiroglyphics out in the Oakland CA area and longtime underground hero.

Although he’s played Minneapolis many a time in the past, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him play outdoors before. It should be a good time.

If you like, you can even camp at this show. Bring a cooler, a tent, your good times, and your laughter too… More info -http://www.bellamusicfest.com/Bella%20Madre/Home.html

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On Sunday, we’re playing the Fifth Element stage at Soundset. If you aren’t sure what soundset is, that’s OK> Here’s the flyer. It looks like information overload, but trust me, we’re in there!

Last year this was held in the Metrodome parkinglot. I couldn’t be there but my homey St. Paul Slim (Congrats on your engagement homey!) told me it was amazing. This year, they’re holding it at Cantebury Park to allow for a larger crowd after drawing more than expected last year. You already know how to act, now show that you know your manners in public. http://www.myspace.com/soundset

May 29th, Big Trouble will be playing at the 331 Club in NE Mineapolis. For those who don’t know, this is a mostly instrumental band featuring Twinkie, Peter, Josh, and occasionally others. There’s never a cover at the 331 Club. Just make sure you have a real ID.

On June 7th we’ll be playing at Grand Old Day street festival in St. Paul again. Last year was so fun we had to come back. We switched the spot to allow someone else to have a magical day down the block. This time we’re playing at Salut near Grand and Victoria. Salut is awesome, you are awesome, shouldn’t you be where you belong? Seriously, last year we had well over 5000 people watch us. This year I suppose we could try to top that. What do you think? -http://www.grandave.com/grandoldday/

Big QuartersTo switch gears a little bit, there is some news in what our good friends are up to. When we put out our album, Medium Zach from Big Quarters took the liberty of remixing one of our tracks. It sounds dope. I don’t think enough of you have heard it. Maybe I’ll get it on http://heiruspecs.com/ sooner than later. Keep an ear out for that!

Big Quarters have released a new album called From the Home of Brown Babies and White Mothers. It’s ill. It’s worth a look at very least and you can check Big Quarters out at http://www.bigquarters.blogspot.com/

Well worth checking out…

Speaking of friends, there’s a rumor going around that a guy wearing a Heiruspecs shirt just opened a new eatery in North East Minneapolis called, uh… NORTH EAST SOCIAL. I stopped in the other day and it was packed. Don’t tell everyone, they don’t have room. They do have our new album playing in the kitchen. The food is excellent and it’s on the corner of 13th St. and 4th Ave. NE. Now I’ve gone and said too much… http://northeastsocial.com/

Stuff coming up or out over the next month -

Felix hosts GET CRYPHY on June 6th with Jimmy 2 Times and Plain Ole Bill -http://www.myspace.com/cryphygetting

Maria Isa has a new album coming out – CD release party at First Avenue

Trivia Mafia is everywhere (pronounced; ER-VERR-EE-WHURR)http://www.triviamafia.com/

For you speed demons, on May 30th, Felix and TMF Opposition present DDYK round 4 at Elko Speedway -http://www.tmfopposition.com/

I feel like I missed something… I’m SURE I missed something. Updates to follow on http://heiruspecs.com/ so stay tuned people!

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