Neck of the Woods Presents: Never Better 10 Year Anniversary


Jay Stone, DJ Fundo

Friday, February 8, 2019

9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S, makes tight, declamatory music that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer’s penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls, screamed vocals, and futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub, P.O.S steps even further into genre-blurring territory with Chill, dummy, his first official release with Doomtree Records since his 2004 debut Ipecac Neat. The album reflects on the past three years since a near-fatal kidney transplant sidelined him from making music and deals with the the difficulties of trying to maintain peace of mind and navigate through a confusing world which is becoming increasingly more alienating. P.O.S’ production fingerprints are all over this one as he maneuvers through a wide range of sprawling beats contributed by himself, usual suspects Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, and newcomers Cory Grindberg and Makr. Several friends touch down along the way to offer up biting commentary and varying points of view (Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Kathleen Hanna, Justin Vernon, Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, and Lady Midnight to name a few), but the album never suffers from an oversaturation of scattered voices, instead using everyone’s individual ethos and strengths to build a unifying call to arms. The result is P.O.S’ most bold, honest, and daring work to date, so Chill, dummy.
Jay Stone
Bay Area MC Jay Stone represents both Oakland and Richmond, CA with relentless lyrical style and charisma. As one of the Bay Area’s prominent rising artists, Jay is heavily influenced by ‘60’s and ‘70’s Funk, Soul, and R&B as heard in his beat selection. Sampled live instrumentation and eclectic rhythmic patterns are often the foundation in the production of his music. Both his EP’s, Melodious Miscreant and 16th & Adeline, were well received fall of 2012 and 2013. Jay’s 2015 project, Foreign Pedestrians, is a collaborative EP with producer Monster Rally and Oakland based vinyl record label, Gold Robot Records. It’s coined sound of tropicanna beats fused with Stones illustrative storytelling is a juxtaposition that works magic. During 2016, Jay contributed to the scoring of the Sundance film, Morris From America, starring Craig Robinson. Stone is currently completing his debut LP, Calibration Of An Altered Mind. An album which his filled with the growth and expansion that Jay has experienced over the recent years of his life.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118