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

07/05 – Violent Femmes
07/12 – The Wombats
07/18 – Aesop Rock
07/20 – Dolan Twins
07/22 – The Big Wu
07/27 – Borns
08/04 – Bob Log III
08/09 – Broods
09/15 – Descendents
09/17 – The Specials
09/18 – Belly
09/21 – Peaches
09/27 – Young the Giant
09/29 – The Faint
10/05 – Shovels & Rope
10/06 – Marian Hill
10/07 – Dinosaur Jr.
10/09 – Boyce Avenue
10/10 – Opeth
10/11 – Jack Garratt
10/16 – Phantogram
11/06 – Jai Wolf
11/17 – Aaron Lewis