Hard-hitting rapper Tech N9ne wasn’t satisfied with his “Hostile Takeover” tour earlier this year. Now he’s back with his “Independent Powerhouse” tour featuring Strange Music label mates Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun and Brotha Lynch Hung, as well as newcomers Ces Cru and Rittz. The tour precedes the rapper’s upcoming studio album, “Something Else.” Tech N9ne and his entourage perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Showbox SoDo, Seattle; $28-$32 (888-929-7849 or www.showboxonline.com).

Gene Stout, Special to The Seattle Times