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Dammit, I am late again aren’t I? – Felix

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OK, as usual, thank you guys for coming out to see us.  Grand Old Day was a good time and we have all survived a week of confusing weather.  Let’s get right into it…

Small-Steps-by-Heiruspecs_ggACicH_VlAx_fulliTunes has officially added up 10 Years Strong and Small Steps for your listening pleasure.  This is perfect for those of you guys who haven’t been able to make it out to a show in a while or don’t have access to the older stuff at your local record store.  Don’t hold me to it, but we may put Antidesestablishmetabolism up there too.  Why the hell not?  A big thanks to our friends over at Eclectone Records for actually doing the work of this.  You may think there’s something happening there but we’re just lazy.  In the coming month, you will start seeing some Youtube style video’s where some Twin Cities greats list off their top 10 Heiruspecs songs.  I am very much looking forward to that.  They’ll all be there on iTunes if you don’t have them.

ssl_1Here’s a little something from the Bass-man – Sean “Twinkie Jiggles” McPherson;

Here’s my update about the McNally Smith Program:
The hip-hop summer workshop planning is going well and we are very excited to have St. Paul’s own DJ Judo teaching the fundamentals of turntables. If you are a student in a St. Paul Public School be sure to check out the St. Paul Connections program to see how you can attend the workshop for a very discounted price.

Twinkie is also hosting a new blog over at Twin Cities Daily Planet.  Check it out here – http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/2009/06/05/welcome-new-slang-blog.html.  He stared off doing a list of the best things ever to happen at Grand Old Days.

Big Trouble News –

bigtrouble“On June 12 Big Trouble is joining the How Was the Show (howwastheshow.com) 7th Year Anniversary show. It’s a big celebration and Big Trouble will be joined by DJ Giving it to They Ass on vocals (aka David Campbell of the Current). Learn more on this awesome podcast. (http://howwastheshowcast.blogspot.com/2009/06/howwastheshowminneapoliscast-cd-reviews.html).  There is a new Big Trouble track on the podcast called “Joshu” that you haven’t heard yet.

On June 27 Big Trouble will be helping the Sensational Joint Chiefs (firetrunk.com) play their first show club in a long time. The Sensational Joint Chiefs helped raise the Heiruspecs crew and gave them their first gigs at nightclubs in the Twin Cities way back in 1998. It is an honor for Big Trouble to be joining them. Be sure to show up early, these folks can still fill a room.

DVRG has an interesting new thing going on… it’s a Theatre Organ mentorship at the Fitzgerald.  More on that to come!

elko_oct07 0436Felix will be on a racetrack again this weekend, June 13th to be exact, this time with a microphone announcing the TMF Opposition drift demo at the first of many Eve of Destruction events at Elko Speedway.  If you are into schoolbus racing and figure 8 stock cars, this is your jam.  More info can be found at http://www.tmfopposition.com/.

What else???  I think that may really be it.

Big Quarters is out on the West Coast touring.

Toki Wright’s new album A Different Mirror is IN STORES NOW.

Maria Isa’s album Street Politics is IN STORES NOW.

I leave you with this; I just found out my cousin put out a rap video a while back.  He lives in Amsterdam and raps in Dutch.  He goes by the name of Prozak.  It runs in the family. Check this out…

Thanks,

Felix

I am supposed to publish these on Wednesdays… dammit – missed again.
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Greetings to all of you beautiful people.  Another week is upon us and the time to party is now!  This past week was pretty chill for us but we have work to do this weekend.

salutforwebFirst and foremost, we are playing GRAND OLD DAY street festival in St. Paul this Sunday (6/7) at NOON. Its very important that I stress that we are playing at NOON.  We’ll be on the Salut stage which is at 917 Grand Ave St Paul, MN 55105.  True story.  Full info to be found here – http://www.grandave.com/grandoldday/.  Take advantage of another dirt cheap outdoors Heiruspecs show.  Party with several hundred thousand of your neighbors.  This is billed as the biggest block party in the country and it’s no joke.

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GetCryphy-pink-2Friday 6/4, Felix hosts GET CRYPHY in 1st Avenue’s VIP room with Jimmy 2 Times.  Last time Heiruspecs played the Triple Rock, Jimmy 2 Times held down the turntables all night and Friday shall be even more rediculoid.  With original mixes of classic rap and dance tracks, this should be awesome.  More info and a taste of the music can be found here – http://www.myspace.com/cryphygetting.  Details for admission are here – http://www.first-avenue.com/.  Oh yes.

Maria IsaIn the main room at 1st Ave on 6/4, our friend Maria Isa is having her CD release party.  Congrats!  If  you want to go check it out please do.  Maria Isa, Muja Messiah, Mayda, Danceband, Kill the Vultures, I Self Divine, and St. Paul Slim will be joining her on stage as well.   If you’ve seen us in the Twin Cities or nearby within the last year, you’ve seen every single one of those acts at least once.  Go check it out!

Maria Isa is featured on the Heiruspecs song “Lenses” and her band has been holding it down for Sota-Rico for a few years now.  Go get em!

Heiruspecs is now on Twitter so come and follow us if you’re up on it.. http://twitter.com/heiruspecs is the lick!  Follow us.  Why?  Because it proves that we’re all up on this social networking thing…

I gotta plug Twinkie’s McNally Smith Program as well – http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/newsevents/summerprograms.aspx.  Please check this out immediately if you have any desire to take part in rap related workshops and classes.

“Hip Hop Workshop. McNally Smith’s first ever Hip Hop Workshop will be under the direction of Sean McPherson, bassist and bandleader of Twin Cities Hip Hop heroes, Heiruspecs. Sean (a/k/a Twinkie Jiggles) will bring in many prominent emcees, producers, graphic artists and others to cover the essentials – and more – of Hip Hop. Instructor demonstrations and Q&A sessions will mix in with recording sessions and side trips to Twin Cities Hip Hop landmarks for a full week of instruction, insight and career guidance. The week ends with a final performance and a CD documenting each participant’s creations. The program is designed for ages 13 and up. Questions? Contact Sean McPherson or visit the Facebook Page.

Coming up soon –

Big Trouble is June 12 for the How Was The Show 7th Anniversary at the Turf Club

Big Trouble is June 27 at Turf Club for the Sensational Joint Chiefs show

Thanks for looking! See you at Grand Old Days!- Felix

Oh, also… while randomly searching the interweb, I found this.

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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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