Stefon Alexander was a teenage punk bassist when he discovered hip-hop via Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus and cassette releases by the Rhymesayers collective–now a dominant presence in his hometown of Minneapolis. In 2004 he cofounded a hip-hop collective of his own, Doomtree, but he kept his old punk nickname–it stands for “Pissed-Off Stef”–when he released his debut as a rapper, Ipecac Neat. (He still plays punk rock too, most notably as a guitarist and singer for Building Better Bombs.) He was soon picked up by Rhymesayers, which put out his follow-up, Audition, last year. With guest vocals from Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Slug from Atmosphere and a sound that combines the stuttering, abstract beats of underground hip-hop with the angry urban attitude of radio rap and the brash guitars of punk and indie rock, the album sometimes tries to swallow too much at once–and Alexander’s flow is so much like Eminem’s on “P.O.S. Is Ruining My Life” it’s kinda embarrassing. But as the saying goes, there’s a little something here for everyone. And cuts like “Bleeding Hearts Club (Mpls Chapter)” fairly slam. Mac Lethal, Verbal Kent, and Visual & Rhyme Scheme open. a 9 PM, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, 773-478-4408 or 866-468-3401, $12, $10 in advance, 18+.