Oakland, California, rap collective Hieroglyphics — featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino and The Souls of Mischief (A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai) — helped set the template for independent hip-hop in the ’90s. The group’s fiercely independent attitude was an early outlier in the major-label system, pointing the way for today’s D.I.Y. landscape, while its members’ unique wordplay and jazz-, funk- and soul-influenced productions continue to reverberate in the work of newer artists such as Kendrick Lamar. This month, the full crew is on the road in celebration of where it all began. The 20th anniversary tour behind the group’s first collective album, the sprawling statement-of-purpose “Third Eye Vision,” will hit the Domino Room on Saturday.
Hieroglyphics, with Rap Noir, Stoney Hawk, S.A.V.E.1, Mike Wird: 8 p.m. Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m.; $25 plus fees in advance; Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend; 1988entertainment.com, midtownbend.com or 541-408-4329.