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Dessa and Heiruspecs have been working together for more than three 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( , Triple Rock ( and Indietickets ( 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:,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! 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.

Every year, we try to do a big local show around the holidays. Why the hell should this year be any different? Come out and party at the Triple Rock with us.

We love playing there and would love to see you there. 5pm – ALL AGES. Bring your kids 9pm – Drunk show. Bring your hot date!

*an important note…. And we’re very sorry about this. Instead of Ill Carnage, the actual name is Ill Chemistry. We apologize for the confusion. Kisses - Felix</p

The Beatles Are In Big Trouble returns on Friday December 18th at the First Avenue Mainroom.

The Beatles Are In Big Trouble features Peter Leggett, dVRG, Twinkie Jiggles and Josh Peterson from Heiruspecs, plus former Heiruspec Steve McPherson and 4 guest vocalists performing your favorite Beatles songs. Doors open at 8pm, The Beatles are in Big Trouble happens at 9pm sharp. 18+. For more information visit:

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Heiruspecs are no stranger to The Whole Music club. Heiruspecs has been back in the studio crafting what is shaping up to be the most personal, honest and though-out record of their career. The currently untitled full-length is slated for a September release.

Black Blondie are four friends bounded by a common love for creating music. Coming from diverse artistic backgrounds, they have created a musical experience that is uniquely their own. Soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, they pull influences from everywhere. Picked by the readers of the City Pages as one of the “Best New Bands” of 2007, MC/VL has had a great response after the releases of the “Jaws” EP and “Stance” LP U of M student tickets now available, purchase them online now. General sales begin Friday, November 20. Coffman Memorial Union, The Whole. Dec 11: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm. Free.