Festival The Effing Best Show Ever, curated by P.O.S

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

The Effing Best Show Ever

Familia Headquarters
835 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 353-6930


On sale Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 PM


Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Familia Stateshop


Minneapolis-bred rapper, producer, hardcore musician, punk philosopher, lyrical bomb-thrower and co-founder of the hip hop collective Doomtree, P.O.S (aka Stefon Alexander) released his latest solo full length, We Don’t Even Live Here, via Rhymesayers on October 23, 2012. The LP, which came three years after his well received LP, Never Better, finds the rapper with one foot still firmly planted in his punk heritage (he grew up listening to Minor Threat and Refused and has been in punk and hardcore bands since the late ‘90s) and another boldly striding into unconventional songmanship.

Big Freedia

Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights in any given week with dancers she calls The Divas, Big Freedia’s show is nothing short of dazzling. She tours every city in America from New York to San Francisco and is always a favorite at festivals such as Electric Forest, Hangout Fest, FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, and Bonnaroo, among many others.

Marijuana Deathsquads

Marijuana Deathsquads is the ever-evolving, experimental project lead by Ryan Olson, (producer/writer of POLIÇA and GAYNGS), Isaac Gale, and Stefon Alexander (P.O.S). With multiple drummers, a slew of electronic instruments, and highly effected vocals, their live shows are a violent onslaught of improvised yet tightly woven, jagged, intricate experimental sound.


At a Saba show, when vibrations boom and sharp-witted verses start to permeate the crowd, you better have your hands up and mind in full focus. Tahj Chandler, better known as Saba, the 20-year- old rapper and producer from Chicago’s West Side, joins the city’s new wave of bubbling talent with an aggressive delivery and unmistakable production.

Denitia and Sene

At a time when the idea of “alternative R&B” has become the genre-defying norm, when hip hop and EDM and house music and indie-rock have all started to sound mysteriously the same, the chilled-out, futuristic soul vibes of Brooklyn electro pop duo denitia and sene make a perfect kind of sense. The group formed in 2011 after the two crossed paths at a Brooklyn art and music collective simply known as “The Clubhouse.”

Ander Other (Doomtree)

The last decade or so has brought the music world a lot of things it didn’t have before, but for Ander Other (aka Young Baby) the most notable thing the new millennium brought was probably the ability for a teenager to, as he puts it, “bug the sh*t out of” his favorite musicians on the internet. In the mid-00s this is how a 17-year-old tech whiz from California caught the attention of Doomtree’s P.O.S, Sims, and Mike Mictlan. Plus HO99O9, Psymun and tiiiiiiiiiip. All ages