Tonight’s can’t miss hip-hop show is, for us anyway, as much about the openers as the headliners. Yeah, big deal Boldy James—featured on HOT97, one of Pitchfork’s most overlooked projects five years ago, and one of the first signees to Nas’ Mass Appeal Records—and beats-man M. Stacks will put on a good show. But be there early to catch a rare appearance from the almost mythical 50 Tyson, as well as fire sets from up-and-coming DIY hustler Finding Novyon and the super fun St. Paul Slim (one of Twincy’s most underappreciated MCs). 8 PM. $12 door.Andi Paulsen

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS;