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Hey all, it’s Felix –
Well, I feel like I just did the last newsletter a couple of days ago but I guess it’s been more than a week.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at our shows over this past weekend.  I have a soundset picture update coming late tomorrow.  Heiruspecs doesn’t have any shows this weekend but that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing anything. 

First off, I am proud to say that I am giving the commencement speech at Central High School here in St. Paul.  Yes, that’s where Heiruspecs got it’s start so it’s a real honor to be asked to come back and say something good to the graduating class of 2009.  This happens on Tuesday and I must admit I am a bit nervous.  I have high expectations for myself mostly and I hope people don’t get bored with me like the expect to be with any speaker.   To the rest of you Heiruspecs fans out there graduating this year, CONGRATULATIONS!  Big things ahead for all of you, I know it. 

331-contactTwinkie gave me the scoop on a show happening tonight  (5/29/2009) at the 331 Club.  BIG TROUBLE – 9PM to 1AM at the 331 Club in NE Mpls.  The show is free and you can find them at http://www.331.mn/home.php.  The place will fill with people for sure.  Get there NOW. 

Since we’re talking about Twinkie Jiggles, here’s something that hasn’t gotten a lot of light on this page yet.  He is helping direct a hip hop program with workshops at McNally Smith College of Music – It features Toki Wright, Brandon All Day, New MC, Super Engineer Joe Mabbott and more.  More details can be found here —> http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/newsevents/summerprograms.aspx

I spy Muad’dib on the front page… 

mic_logo_sidebarYou’ve known it for years but now there’s a little something to prove that DVRG is a Minnesotan making an impression.  It’s kind of nice to know that you work with a real live hero.  Right?  I mean you never knew Clark Kent was superman did you?  DeVon is actually a classically trained composer and all around music lover.  You know how some clubs play classical music to get you to leave at 3am?  Well, guess who’s just getting started.  But I digress…

You can read about it onthe MetBlogs page – http://minneapolis.metblogs.com/2009/04/06/minnesotans-making-an-impression-dvrg/ and I bet you’ll be impressed.

As usual, more to come later!

Here’s a video of us at Soundset to tide you over.

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Last night Big Quarters had me on stage to perform the Medium Zach “On My Way-Remix”.  Good lucking out!

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After taking this shot of Kill the Vultures, I realized it was far too dark for my little camera to make this work… hence – not so many photo’s.  Word.  

I rolled out to do another cameo at another show and ended up coming back for the last 20 minutes of Big Quarters set.  CONGRATS BRANDON ALL DAY AND MEDIUM ZACH!!!

So we get to Harmony Park for the Bella Music Festival.   The quiet before the storm…

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The wonder that is – Dance Band —

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Chuck U was busy working next to the main stage before we went on…

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Next thing you know, the masses gather and we do our thing…. 

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Then as we were pulling off stage, this chica started her set next door…. 

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I slept the whole way home… 

FelixHey,

It’s Felix, I’m re-vamping the site/blog for Heiruspecs. Be a bit patient and I’ll get us through this wierd under construction phase…

In the mean time here’s something for your consideration….

 

 

Rappers who wear shorts on stage suck.  I'm the one who said that.  Oops.

Rappers who wear shorts on stage suck. I'm the one who said that. Oops.

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 Billhttp://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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