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We are very honored to be asked to play and hope some of you lovely folks will come join us in celebrating the contributions of black musicians in this awesome scene we have here.  Info on when/where/ and how to get in can be found here —-> http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/2010-minnesota-black-music-awards

“Heiruspecs” Minneapolis Sound Hip Hop royality Feature artist for the 2010 MBMA July 16th, St.Paul, Minnesota most celebrated Hip Hop group, December 22nd declared Heiruspecs Day by the City of St. Paul, Central High School Alumni, known for live instrumentation performances and commitment to the Minnesota music scene and their community.

Starting tomorrow we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets every weekday until next Wednesday to see Heiruspecs, along with a slew of other awesome acts. AND, because you’re such awesome fans, we’re giving you TWO ways to win:

1. Hip Hop Trivia. We’ll announce a Hip Hop trivia question every weekday morning on our Facebook Page. Be the first to tweet the answer (be sure to add #HeiruspecsTasteofMN to the tweet) to the daily Hip Hop Trivia question to win a pair. You’ll need to be a fan of ours on Facebook, of course. If you’re not a fan yet, you should be, shame on you (juuust kidding)! Come see us here; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heiruspecs/7184491039.

2. Show your Heiruspecs Pride. Change your Profile picture to something Heiruspecs. This can be an album cover, a picture of you at a show, heck, make something awesome yourself, just make sure it says "Heiruspecs" in it somewhere. We’ll select one fan each weekday to receive a pair of tickets. Just for being awesome. And because we love you.

I love Grand Old Days. I love St. Paul. Thanks to everyone who came out.









On Thursday January 28 from 6-8 Twinkie Jiggles and Trivia Mafia will invade the Fifth Element in Uptown to run hip-hop trivia.

Pabst Blue Ribbon and Caffrey’s Sandwich will also be providing some fantastic prizes and consideration. Get ready for a hip-hop specific image round, sound round, hip-hop charades and tons of great hip-hop history questions. Twinkie’s certainly got the goods to run this bad boy down, he teaches a hip-hop history course at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul and if you press pause at the 55th minute and 23rd second of Krush Groove you can see Twinkie eating a calzone in the back of the All You Can Eat Sbarro Montage with the Disco Three. We’ll see you there at 6PM!

The live hip-hop band Heiruspecs – one of the most successful bands to come out of St. Paul Central High School – has joined forces with the Saint Central High School Foundation to create a scholarship fund at the school. Heiruspecs will stage a benefit on behalf of this important new fund at the St. Paul Central auditorium at 7pm on Thursday February 25.

Saint PaulCentralHigh School has graduated a lot of great groups and individuals since they first opened in 1866. The arts have also been revered and celebrated at Central, a rarity in this day for an urban public high school. This commitment to arts education has helped make Central a fertile breeding ground for some of Minnesota’s finest artists. Central arts programs have helped launched the careers of some of the finest names in music including Mint Condition, The Abstract Pack, Mayda Miller and many others. The live hip-hop group Heiruspecs is honored to be a part of this great tradition. In the hopes of continuing and fortifying this great tradition Heiruspecs is hosting a concert to raise funds for an annual college scholarship they are launching in partnership with the St. Paul Central Foundation. The first awards will be presented at the Scholarship awards ceremony in the Spring of 2010 at St. Paul Central.
On Thursday February 25 St. Paul Central will open its auditorium to a large-scale concert by Heiruspecs and their extended family. We are calling on all of our friends and collaborators to help us make this the biggest event in Heiruspecs’s twelve-year history. The group started in 1997 in the basement of St. Paul Central where Chris ‘Felix’ Wilbourn and Sean ‘Twinkie Jiggles’ McPherson met up with Red Freeberg’s advanced recording program. Soon Heiruspecs was a group full of horns, drums, emcees and youthful energy-sharing members from the more traditional band program upstairs and was making connections with Jan Mandell’s Touring Theater Program as well. After class and on the weekends Heiruspecs was filling Central’s Black Box Theater and networking with the larger Minnesota music scene. A few short years after Heiruspecs’ time at Central they were a national touring entity signed to a Sony/BMG subsidiary and sharing stages with Ja Rule, Cake, Lyrics Born, the White Stripes and many others. During this time Heiruspecs also cemented into a permanent group of six, all of whom are proud former students of St. PaulCentralHigh School. The scholarship concert will feature many guests from their long history, strongly leaning on their fellow St. Paul Central alums to help make the event special. An announcement of featured guests and opening acts will be released in early January.
Heiruspecs is pleased to be partnering with the Saint Paul Central High School Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which will function as the fiscal agent for this scholarship effort. As stated in their materials, one of the Foundation’s is to provide financial assistance to recent graduates pursuing post-secondary education. The Heiruspecs scholarships will focus on students with demonstrated artistic interests. Donations may be made online at centralhighschoolfoundation.org. Please write “Heiruspecs Scholarship” in the “designate my donation” field. 100% of the profits from the ticket sales will also be donated to the Saint Paul Central High School Foundation. Heiruspecs and the Saint Paul Central High School Foundation will announce the amount raised for the scholarships after their fundraising campaign is completed in early March.

The Heiruspecs Scholarship Fund Concert:
Thursday February 25, 2010
7PM Central High School Auditorium
275 Lexington Parkway NorthSt. Paul, MN
$16 – general admission
$10 – students (K-12 and college)

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About Heiruspecs:
Heiruspecs is a live hip-hop band from St. Paul, MN. The group was formed in 1997 in St. Paul. As important architects of the Minnesota hip-hop scene Heiruspecs made a name for themselves on the underground touring circuit through legendary songs and collaborations. Heiruspecs has released 4 full-length records and has toured the United States numerous times, sharing stages and vans with Ja Rule, Lyrics Born, Cake, Tre Hardson, The White Stripes and many others. The group’s music has been featured on MTV’s Diddy’s Making the Band, the Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle Soundtrack, Roswell and VH1’s Behind The Music. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman also officially decreed December 22, 2007 as Heiruspecs Day in recognition of their decade long career.

For more information please contact:
Sean McPherson
651.815.4138//s

“The Beatles are in Big Trouble”

Thursday, October 1

Turf Club

9pm :: $5 :: 21+

A musical tribute to the Fab Four by Big Trouble with David Campbell, Brian Just, Chris Pavlich, and Aaron Schimdt with dVRG.

Beatles Rock Band competition with prizes presented by GameCrazy.

Giant Sgt. Pepper’s album cover cutout for pictures.

Beatles movies all night.

DJs Jim McGuinn and Jill Riley from 89.3 the Current spinning Beatles.


It all started with the dream of playing the giant medley that closes out Abbey Road and the Beatles’ career. For Big Trouble, an instrumental band of players with arms’ length resumes in other bands (Heiruspecs, Kid Dakota, Brutal Becomings, Supreme Privacy, Jessy Greene, Crossing Guards, Aaron & The Sea, Traditional Methods, and many more), they knew the perfect singer to carry that weight: David Campbell, DJ on 89.3 the Current and be-wigged member of E.L.nO. In the past, they’d teamed up to cover everyone from Sonny & Cher (with the help of Lucy Michelle) to The Outfield to Weezer, and the re-release of the entire Beatles’ catalog provided the perfect occasion to do something giant and over-the-top.


So Campbell recruited more singers to help him make it better: Chris Pavlich from indie rockers Two Harbors, Aaron Schmidt from holding a cold Budweiser in Ashtray Hearts, and Brian Just courtesy of his bad, singer-songwriting self. Big Trouble got by with a little help from one of its friends in the form of dVRG, keyboardist from Heiruspecs, and the supergroup was set. A long and winding setlist was handcrafted and the musical tribute to the Beatles was ready. But that wasn’t nearly enough.


When “The Beatles are in Big Trouble” goes down on Thursday, October 1 at the Turf Club, there’ll be more. GameCrazy will be setting up the new Beatles Rock Band game for competition in the Clown Lounge (with prizes). Matt Scharenbroich (The Plastic Constellations) is hard at work painting a giant 8’ x 8’ mock-up of theSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band cover (with cutouts for heads, naturally) for people to take their picture with. Paul Creager from Square Lake Music & Film Festival is helping out with video so we can show Beatles movies all night long. And DJs Jim McGuinn and Jill Riley from 89.3 the Current will be spinning Beatles and Beatles-related songs all night.


We hope you will enjoy the show.

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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

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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