Will next week get here already?! It’s only seven days until the almighty P.O.S. takes the stage at McNally Smith College of Music, officially kicking off the highly-anticipated second season of the Sound Bite Series! With no performances scheduled until his national tour commences on October 26, McNally Smith students get to be among the first to hear cuts off of P.O.S.’s forthcoming release, We Don’t Even Live Here, (available from Rhymesayers Entertainment on October 23). It all goes down on Thursday, September 20, at the Sound Bite Café, located on the 3rd floor of the main campus building at 19 Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55101. Doors @ 6:00 p.m., music @ 7:00 p.m.
About the Sound Bite Series
The Sound Bite Series, now in its second year, delivers FREE on-campus concerts by big time national and local music acts. Held in the cozy confines of McNally Smith’s Sound Bite Café, students are treated to exclusive, intimate performances from the likes of P.O.S., Peter Wolf Crier and Chastity Brown (Previous artists include Motion City Soundtrack and Dosh). Reprising his role as Sound Bite emcee, 89.3 The Current DJ Dave Campbell leads lively and informative Q&A sessions following each performance.
Twin Cities native Stefon Alexander’s (aka P.O.S.) musical roots lie in punk rock and hardcore — influences that clearly set him apart from his hip-hop brethren. His style is at turns abrasive and angelic. His sound swirls in a constant flux of innovation and evolution. To date, P.O.S. has released three records on the celebrated Rhymesayers label, and he has toured internationally with a who’s who of heavy hitters from all genres, ranging from local hip-hop heroes Atmosphere to punk/hardcore royalty Bad Brains, to metal masters Underoath.
A keen collaborator, P.O.S. is a co-founder of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, as well as a member of Twin Cities supergroups Gayngs and Marijuana Deathsquads. His single “Bumper” features buzz band Polica’s dual drummers, Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, as well as Polica/Gayngs producer Ryan Olsen. P.O.S. drops his highly anticipated fourth studio record, We Don’t Even Live Here (Rhymesayers Entertainment) on October 23, 2012 — one month after his Sound Bite Series Performance at McNally Smith College of Music.
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