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

09/30 – The Floozies
10/01 – Future Islands
10/02 – Angel Olsen
10/07 – Blue October
10/10 – Hanson
10/12 – Vance Joy
10/15 – Hoodie Allen
10/18 – Violent Femmes
10/19 – Gavin DeGraw
10/23 – Lany
10/30 – Gogol Bordello
11/02 – Alvvays
11/07 – Gwar
11/08 – Crystal Castles
11/10 – Highly Suspect
11/12 – O.A.R.
11/16 – Brother Ali
11/17 – Cut Copy
11/19 – Noname
11/20 – Liam Gallagher
11/24 – Grieves
12/01 – Mogwai
12/02 – Mason Jennings
12/05 – Matisyahu
02/13 – Neck Deep
02/22 – Machine Head
03/18 – OMD
04/13 – Echosmith