How do you sum up the extent of the impact and reach that Heiruspecs has had over the past 16 years? The most influential band to come out of St. Paul Central High School and a cornerstone of the original Minneapolis-St. Paul hip-hop scene, Heiruspecs have come to stand for something beyond the music they create. As the band's career has expanded and been cemented in Twin Cities history, Heiruspecs has sought a way to contribute to the culture of their hometown in other ways.
In 2010, Heirupsecs and the St. Paul Central High School Foundation partnered to create an annual scholarship fund for the school. To this day, Heiruspecs has distributed over $12,000 to Central High graduates who are pursuing higher education. To mark this outstanding achievement, as they have done in previous years, Heiruspecs will be putting on a fundraiser show featuring the band, friends, and some very special guests, where the entirety of the ticket sales will be donated to the St. Paul Central High School Foundation.
The Fourth Annual Heiruspecs Scholarship Fundraiser Show will be taking place this Saturday at Turf Club. The bill includes openers Whistlekid, DJ Beatnik, and Sean Anonymous, as well as some recently announced special guests: Dessa, Aby Wolf, and Carnage. Ahead of the show, Gimme Noise caught up with Heiruspecs founding member Sean McPherson to chat about the scholarship fund and its importance.