P.O.S. performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

P.O.S. performing live on the MPR stage at the Minnesota State Fair.
P.O.S. performing live on the MPR stage at the Minnesota State Fair. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    P.O.S. performs live at the Minnesota State Fair
    P.O.S. - Wanted/Wasted (Live at the Minnesota State Fair)
    P.O.S. - Lock-Picks, Knives, Bricks and Bats (Live at the Minnesota State Fair)
    P.O.S. - All of It (Live at the Minnesota State Fair)

Stef Alexander — also known as P.O.S. — knows the Minnesota State Fair well. When he was 16 years old, he worked as a werewolf at the haunted house on the fairgrounds. He made sure to show up on time, too, because he didn't want to be stuck with the swamp monster getup (the scares were scarce).

Yesterday on the MPR stage at the Minnesota State Fair, P.O.S. performed his first solo show since undergoing a successful kidney transplant; this Saturday he'll play the big MN Music-on-a-Stick show with the full Doomtree crew at the Grandstand.

After the surgery, Stef's doctors ordered a 90-day bed rest. A lot of TV viewing happened, including watching the fantasy football-themed comedy The League. P.O.S. tells Looch that the transplant has affected every aspect of his life, but he's grateful for all that he's learned along the way, like to forget about complaining and to only do things in life that he truly digs.

On Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m., P.O.S. hosts an hour-long radio show on the Current. Mary Lucia asked Stef what his favorite part about having his own radio show is. The answer: playing music that people have never before. If P.O.S. wants to play a 13-minute Brian Eno song, it's totally cool. You can find archived episodes of P.O.S. is Ruining The Current here.

Songs Performed

"Wanted/Wasted"
"Lock-Picks, Knives, Bricks and Bats"
"All of It"

All songs off P.O.S.'s We Don't Even Live Here, out now via Doomtree Records.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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  • Mary Lucia and P.O.S. pose with a fan after his live performance on the MPR stage at the Minnesota State Fair.
    Mary Lucia and P.O.S. pose with a fan after his live performance on the MPR stage at the Minnesota State Fair. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    P.O.S. performing live at the Minnesota State Fair. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • P.O.S. performing live at the Minnesota State Fair.
    P.O.S. performing live at the Minnesota State Fair. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A fan dances along to P.O.S.'s set at the Minnesota State Fair.
    A fan dances along to P.O.S.'s set at the Minnesota State Fair. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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