Eight Gigs: Tech N9ne

Tues., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Ace of Spades, $38

Kansas City’s oddball rapper with a fiercely loyal following brings the Calm Before the Storm Tour to Sacramento this Tuesday with a visit to Ace of Spades. Newer fans will recognize Tech N9ne from his catchy 2015 commercial hit “Hood Go Crazy,” which he performed with 2 Chainz and B.o.B. But the 44-year-old artist has enjoyed underground success ever since starting his Strange Music label in 1999. Tech brings rapid-fire delivery, creative rhyme schemes and dark, skull-and-dragon imagery. Fans can expect a treat Tuesday as he shares the stage with fellow Strange Music rappers Krizz Kaliko and JL. 1417 R Street, www.strangemusicinc.com/