Greetings Y'all! Not gonna lie to you. Since busting ass to put together an awesome 20 year anniversary performance at the Turf Club at the end of 2017 Heiruspecs has been straight chilling. We haven't rehearsed, everyone has taken a breather and has been working on other projects. This weekend we are coming out of hiding to throw down at the Big Turn Music Festival happening in Red Wing. We hope you'll make your way out for looks like an awesome festival with tons of great acts. Check out all the details here: https://www.bigturnmusicfest.com/. We'll be hitting the stage of the Red Wing Elks Lodge on Friday night about midnight.
Heiruspecs is celebrating 20 years of spectacular live hip-hop in their home city of St. Paul
Friday, December 29
The Current and Turf Club Present:
HEIRUSPECS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND HOLIDAY CLASSIC
with special guests GABBY Z and DJ MISS BRIT
Turf Club on Friday, December 29, 2017 (21+ show).
$12.00 advance/ $15.00 doors
Heiruspecs, the St. Paul live band hip-hop institution is celebrating their 20th anniversary in high fashion on December 29 at the Turf Club. The band, formed in September of 1997 by Chris ‘Felix’ Wilbourn and Sean ‘Twinkie Jiggles’ McPherson* at St. Paul Central High School. For 20 years the group has been an instrumental part of the underground hip-hop world and the Twin Cities music scene. Heiruspecs has also made giving back to their community one of the central parts of their mission, and have so far given over $20,000 out to St. Paul Central students in the form of the St. Paul Central Heiruspecs Scholarship. This year, Heiruspecs is also excited that one of their past scholarship recipients from 2016, Gabby Zonneveld (aka Gabby Z) will be opening up the show. Heiruspecs is also excited to welcome one of the Twin Cities most talented DJs (and on-air radio personality at KFAI), Miss Brit, onto the bill. She’ll be providing music before and after Heiruspecs’ performance.
In addition to all the standard fanfare of a Heiruspecs Holiday Classic (a profound aversion to playing anything holiday themed combined with access to top Twin Cities collaborators since no one is on the road on December 29) Heiruspecs will be releasing a limited edition 20 year anniversary CD of live performances, rarities and outtakes.
Please also note: Heiruspecs has embraced their 20 yearish-ness and appropriately scheduled this show for folks who haven’t been awake at 1am since Barack Obama was in his first term. The Heiruspecs set will start promptly at 9pm.
*The nickname Twinkie Jiggles seemed a lot less stupid at age 16 for the record.
Your friendly neighborhood rappers will be joining a stacked deck of performers at SurlyFest this year. We're pleased to announce that we will join Caroline Smith, 4onthefloor, Black Market Brass, Black-eyed Snakes, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch at this year's festival.
Tickets are on sale now over at surlybrewing.com.
Sean here from Heiruspecs. Thanks to everyone who came out to rock with us at the State Fair a couple weeks back. We had a blast and certainly appreciate everyone coming out the shows. A huge love fest goes out to P.O.S. from Doomtree and Carnage for blessing up with some great cameos. If you want to relive the magic of the State Fair check out these awesome photos compliments of Kelly O'Donnell. To get more info on Kelly photog work please check out www.kodonnellcreative.com
The next play for us is on 9/23 (Saturday) over at Surly to help them ring in their 10 year anniversary. We'll be playing with a lot of great groups and I imagine there is going to be an obscene amount of delicious Surly brews and food. What a treat.
Sean here! Heiruspecs has so much great news to talk about, including some awesome shows coming up this weekend. Here's some great updates.