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

06/01 – Marian Hill
06/15 – Pokey Lafarge
06/16 – Semisonic
06/17 – Semisonic
06/29 – Misterwives
07/03 – Miike Snow
07/08 – Poptone
07/19 – Sublime
07/21 – Andrew Bird
07/29 – Mike Stud
08/06 – Sylvan Esso
08/22 – Simple Plan
08/29 – Midnight Oil
09/13 – X
09/17 – Thundercat
09/19 – Dead Cross
10/01 – Future Islands
10/10 – Hanson
10/23 – Lany
12/01 – Mogwai