Summer is winding down, and with it this column. But there's still lots of music coming up in the next few weeks, so pay attention.
• The Love Shine festival kicks off three days of music at noon Friday, Aug. 30, at Hide-Away Lakes Campground in Yorkville. This family-friendly festival is bringing some of the best local talent together to raise money for Hope Shine, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for families of children with autism.
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Thinner Teed, with members from Algonquin, Barrington and Lake Zurich, will join a host of folk, rock and jam bands on two stages with shows from morning until night.
The festival is open to families with kids, and offers camping, canoeing and rafting on the Fox River, a playground, swimming and other activities. Tickets are still available for the weekend.
Friday through Saturday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Hide-A-Way Lakes Campground, 8045 Van Emmon Road, Yorkville. $50 weekend passes are still available at loveshinefestival.org.
• The North Coast Music Festival is getting under way at Chicago's Union Park today, but the weekend already started yesterday with preshows and will roll on past North Coast's end with some aftershows. Tickets are still available for some. Here are a few of our picks:
Ghosthouse, Porn N Chicken, La Jesus: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago; $8 at clubtix.com or (773) 598-0852.
DVBBS, (Palatine's own) Milk N Cookies: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Sound-Bar, 226 W. Ontario, Chicago; $10 at clubtix.com or (312) 787-4480.
Lotus, Future Rock: 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; $28 at clubtix.com or (773) 598-0852.
Purity Ring, JC Brooks, Gemini Club (DJ sets): 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at The MID, 306 N. Halsted St., Chicago; $10 at clubtix.com or (312) 265-3990.
• Downers Grove and Naperville natives Lucky Boys Confusion will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of "Commitments," one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite bands. This House of Blues gig next weekend will be a performance of the album straight through with support from friends The United Federation of Planets.
Lucky Boys Confusion "A Decade of Commitment" show with TLB, The United Federation of Planets and Adora: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $20 at houseofblues.com or (312) 932-2000.
Kind of the end: This wraps up the summer scene column for this year, but we have plans for further local music coverage. Keep watching for a new music feature rolling out in the next few weeks.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald copy editor looking forward to the next phase of local music coverage.