Soundset Before Party

Another sign of how big their festival has become, Rhymesayers Entertainment is throwing a Soundset Before Party at First Ave this year in addition to the usual after-party, and it’s almost a festival within itself. Hometown favorite Brother Ali will deliver his only (advertised) performance of the weekend alongside some of his crew’s longtime Los Angeles cohorts, Slug’s old Felt partner Murs and Step Brothers, the duo featuring Evidence of Dilated Peoples fame and Eminem’s former DJ, Alchemist. The Lioness, DJ Abilities and more perform. (8 p.m. Sat., First Avenue, $20-$25.) The after-party has been left it in the very capable turntabling hands of the Get Cryphy DJs. Chris Riemenschneider

Price: $20 - $25

Where

First Avenue Mainroom

701 1st Av. N.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 05/24/14

Upcoming events

07/11 – Hustle Rose
07/17 – Say Anything
07/30 – TV on the Radio
08/03 – The Kills
08/05 – The Vamps
08/06 – Mint Condition
09/10 – Brandon Flowers
09/12 – Ratatat
09/15 – Passenger
09/22 – Beach House
09/25 – ZZ Ward
09/27 – AER
10/15 – Peaches
10/18 – Soja and J Boog
10/21 – Lucero
10/28 – Leon Bridges
11/11 – Low