Tues May 3, Dessa

Blue Lamp, 9 p.m., $10

Blue Lamp

1400 Alhambra
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 455-3400

You could call P.O.S’ Doomtree collective a poor man’s Rhymesayers crew. Or you could say that Doomtree is what Rhymesayers used to be. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While the latter graduated to national campaigns and MTV love, Doomtree still works the grassroots, mounting small tours like this one. P.O.S., who is signed to both labels, won’t be in attendance, leaving the spotlight to Dessa, whose pensive and poetic A Badly Broken Code collected admiring reviews last year. Also on the bill are Sims—who just released Bad Time Zoo—and Lazerbeak, author of 2010’s Legend Recognize Legend. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.myspace.com/dessadarling.