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This sunday we play the Lyn Lake Street Festival in uptown.  You should go.  Seriously…

http://lynlakestreetfestival.com/

(photo stolen from City Pages coverage of last years shindig – Love you CP, don’t be mad.)

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!

Dessa and Heiruspecs have been working together for over 3 years and this Friday marks a special night in their history of collaboration. Dessa’s new quartet featuring Josh and Twinkie of Heiruspecs will be playing alongside Dessa at the release show for new record, “A Badly Broken Code”. Her band will be reinterpreting Dessa tunes from her entire career and the show is going to be wonderful. After being offered a tremendous amount of hummus, red wine and Kool G. Rap CDs Dessa shared these kind words about playing with Heiruspecs.

“Some of the best moments in my musical career have been made possible by the instrumentalists of Heiruspecs. I’ve long considered myself lucky to have found such talented, sharp, funny and kind players who are willing to join me on stage. In rehearsals, it’s all I can do to stay focused on the task at hand–I’m so often distracted by the beauty of the music they play that I’ll forget to sing. Every performance with players of Heiruspecs constitutes a great privilege.” – Dessa 

attached photo of Twinkie stealing Doomtree’s backstage spread at Doomtree Blowout V

Dessa CD Release Party for “A Badly Broken Code”

The Fine Line

Friday January 22

With Jeremy Messersmith, Cecil Otter, Paper Tiger and Special Guests

9PM

BIG THINGS TOMORROW!!!!

As you probably know by now, we have a big show tomorrow night at the Triple Rock as presented by The Current.   Ill Chemistry, MPLS Dub Ensemble and DJ Bill Caperton are lined up to open.  There are 2 shows.

Confirmed special guests for our set:
Desdamona, Bill Caperton, Dessa, New MC, Danami, Lioness, Mastermind of G.O.B.

5pm – ALL AGES

9PM – 21+

Presale  tickets available at 5th Element(http://www.fifthelementonline.com/) , Triple Rock (http://triplerocksocialclub.com/) and Indietickets (http://www.indietickets.com/tickets/customer/home.php)

NOTE – 21+ PRESALE TICKETS AT 5TH ELEMENT ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT AS OF 12/24.

Heiruspecs is in the press at the moment….

The Onion calls Small Steps the best of the decade here:
http://www.avclub.com/twincities/articles/the-decade-in-local-music-2002,36271/

Also, we’re in the Star Tribune in a story where they feel we’re still the kink of the live band/hip-hop hill in the Twin Cities.  Thanks!
http://www.vita.mn/event_detail.php?event_id=86185&elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUt:aDyaEP:kD:aUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU5PaEk:1cuU

and…………………………

It’s a holiday for many of you so I’ll keep this one short.  Here’s a video of us playing at Sauce Soundbar a few months back.  Good times.

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