Wednesday: G-Eazy performances go a lot like this: The hunky, clean-cut, 26-year-old Bay Area hip-hop star cockishly slow-raps a verse, then he stands there and holds his microphone up to the audience for about 30 seconds while some prerecorded vocalist such as Chris Brown or Bebe Rexha sings a poppy hook. Repeat 200 times. To his credit, though, the real-life Gerald Gillum has a strong Twin Cities fan base that sings along loudly to him and his canned accompaniment. After a 2014 Soundset appearance and two sold-out First Ave gigs last year, he graduates to an arena theater configuration in support of his second album, "When It's Dark Out," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's hip-hop/R&B chart last month. A$AP Ferg, Marc E Bassy and Nef the Pharaoh also perform. (7:30 p.m. Wed. $30-$37. Target Center, 600 1st Av. N., Mpls. 1-888-929-7849, targetcenter.com.)

CHRIS Riemenschneider