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

02/08 – ZZ Ward
02/13 – Neck Deep
02/14 – Flip Phone
02/17 – Valerie June
02/22 – Machine Head
02/23 – Ani Difranco
03/02 – Tune-Yards
03/06 – Why Don't We
03/07 – Ty Dolla $ign
03/18 – OMD
03/24 – Manic Focus
03/28 – Yo La Tengo
04/07 – Ty Segall
04/13 – Echosmith
04/16 – Matt and Kim
05/09 – Jimmy Eat World
05/10 – The Fratellis
05/11 – Bishop Briggs
05/13 – The Breeders