P.O.S., Sims, and Paper Tiger at Uptown Bar tomorrow
Billed as the Cal Surf Shoe Release Party, the skate shoe giant has managed to recruit some of local hip-hop’s finest for the cause. P.O.S., Sims, and noted sneaker hound Paper Tiger will command the Uptown stage. Even if you’re happy with your present footwear, a chance to see a streamlined Doomtree on a stage this small is sure to become a more and more infrequent opportunity. They’re rappers and producers that have managed to keep smiles on their faces despite an ever more self-serious trend in hip-hop. They play with all the new toys, all the lyrical complexity and all the production wizardry of the modern age, but make a playpen of the genre. In a game that has become an all too solemn affair, P.O.S. and Sims manage to deliver their powerful messages with a smirk. An added populist bonus? It’s free. Arriving early is highly recommended.