With their plethora of goofy, catchy radio hits — from the heavy faves “Buddy Holly” and “Hash Pipe” to the lighter “Island in Sun” and “Beverly Hills” — Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates go over well as a fun, outdoor crowd-pleaser in summer. That explains why they’re back for their second State Fair appearance after also playing their second Basilica Block Party set last summer. Their new, Golden State-themed “White Album” adds to the breezy formula, including the Dan Wilson co-authored leadoff track “California Kids.” British throwback rockers the Struts and local power trio Fury Things open. (7 p.m. Sat., State Fair grandstand, $35-$45, eTix.com.)


Lauryn Hill

Even though she hasn’t released a studio album this century, the elusive hip-hop hero has been somewhat active on the performing circuit. This will be her third Minneapolis gig in five years. While the previous two might have seemed a bit haphazard (both started late but she delivered the goods), this one is part of a 16-concert tour with a theme — the MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series. Miss Lauryn Hill promises to feature special guests from the African diaspora. (8 p.m. Sun., First Avenue, $77, eTix.com.)