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

12/09 – Frankie Bones
12/10 – Lizzo
12/23 – Flip Phone
12/29 – The Jayhawks
01/07 – Seminisonic
01/26 – Dweezil Zappa
01/30 – AFI
02/14 – Japandroids
02/15 – Tove Lo
02/16 – Mike Doughty
02/26 – Aaron Lewis
03/01 – Jake Miller
03/09 – The Growlers
03/11 – Hippo Campus
03/16 – Vince Staples
03/18 – Passenger
03/23 – Railroad Earth
03/29 – Son Volt
04/02 – Foxygen
04/12 – Methyl Etyl
04/17 – The Zombies
04/20 – Mayday Parade
05/03 – Testament