Bonus Hiero Day: Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Tajai, Phesto, Opio, A-Plus, DJ Toure & Domino - June 25 @ UC Theatre

Posted by Billyjam, June 3, 2016 12:53pm | Post a Comment

It will truly be a Hiero Day on Saturday, June 25th in Berkeley at the UC Theatre. That's when the entire Hieroglyphics hop-hop ensemble will be performing on stage on the one night. Yep that's all the members of the 25 year strong legendary Oakland collective: Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, the mighty Souls of Mischief (Opio, A-Plus, Phesto, and Tajai), Pep Love, Domino and DJ Toure.  Having all these Hiero acts on the same stage on the same date doesn't even always happen on the official Hiero Day: the annual hip-hop music and culture festival that the veteran crew curate in their hometown each Labor Day weekend. In its five short years Hiero Day has rapidly grown and blossomed to become an institution, and one to be officially recognized as such by the City Of Oakland

This month's Hiero concert is a like an early summer bonus Hiero Day. And with every member of the pioneering and influential Bay Area collective on stage in a concert billed as promising them to "perform hits from their extensive, classic 20+ year discography" this concert (at a good price too) will likely sell out early.  Note how in the poster above that they don't actually list the group names First Flight (Opio and Pep Love) or Souls of Mischief but rather the whole Hieroglyphics ensemble who, in addition to all their solo output, perform and record together as a group. As such they've released via their Hiero Imperium label such albums as 2003's Full Circle, 2007's Over Time and 2014's The Kitchen (avail also on LP vinyl format). In concert though they'll be sure to perform such Souls tracks as their definitive golden era classic "93 Til Infinity."

This month's highly recommended Hiero show takes place on Saturday June 25th at 9pm (8pm doors) at Berkeley's beautiful, historic and land-marked UC Theatre on University Ave. With a maximum capacity of 1400 and tickets priced at just $32.50 to witness live Del, Souls, Casual and the rest of the crew doing all their classic hip-hop material, my advice is buy tickets sooner than later here. Meantime below is a random sampling of some of the wonderful Hiero material that they will draw from when they perform at the upcoming East Bay show.

Hieroglyphics "You Never Knew"

Souls of Mischief "93 Til Infinity"

Del Tha Funky Homosapien "Wrong Place"

Casual "I Didn't Mean To"

Hieroglyphics "Make Your Move (feat. Goapele)"

First Light (Opio + Pep Love) "Greetings"

DJ Toure "Sick (feat. Opio & Pep Love)"

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