Sound check: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony takes over Lisle's BaseCamp Pub
Bone Thugs at BaseCamp
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is nearing the three-decade milestone, but they're still riling up crowds with their fun and stunning live hip-hop performances. Catch the gangsta rappers when they head to Lisle's BaseCamp Pub for a weekend-starting show sure to get you on your feet. BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $40; $50 for VIP front-row pit. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com. 8 p.m. Friday, May 25
Return of DeWyze
Mount Prospect's own "American Idol" Lee DeWyze returns to the Chicago area for an in-store performance at Joyride Records celebrating the vinyl release of his recent album, "Paranoia." DeWyze will be on hand afterward to meet fans and sign copies of the fresh-pressed vinyl. Joyride Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 278-1744 or joyriderecordschicago.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24
Chicago's House sound
House music found its roots right here in Chicago, and the city celebrates the broad-reaching musical format Saturday with the free Chicago House Music Festival at Millennium Park. Three stages at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Chase Promenade North and South will feature acts such as Louie Vega and Elements of Life, Gifted Souls, Ron Trent, Adam Gibbons, Paul Johnson, Ron Carroll, Donna Edwards, Mike Dunne and many more. The festival is part of the Chicago House Music Conference and Dance Summit at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26. Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. cityofchicago.org. 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26
Cold Mourning, Hoodie Life and more
Kevin Singleton, arguably best known on the Chicago scene for his metal band El Famous, has tested different musical waters recently with another project, The Cold Mourning. Embodying a stripped-down sound and awash in lush harmonies, his recent album, "In Another Dream," is a plea for connection in a lonely dark world. Singleton headlines a local powerhouse lineup at Beat Kitchen this weekend, featuring The Hoodie Life (a new project from Stubhy Pandav, Pat Gilroy and Bradley Chagdes), Darren Vorel (joined by the brothers Castady, Dan and George) and Daniel Wade, Chicago's modern embodiment of solid, classic guitar-driven rock. Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26
• Chaos Chaos, Small Talks: 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.
• Where's Fernando?, Rotten Mouth, Alabaster, Save State: 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. Free. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.
• Porky's Groove Machine, Origin of Animal, Ideamen: 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Emporium (Wicker Park), 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free, but RSVP for free stuff. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.
• Charley Crockett's "Lonesome as a Shadow Tour", Carl Anderson: 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $12-$15. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
• Twenty Over, Efectos 2darios: 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $8. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.
• The Mons, The Old Comiskeys, Pastaways: 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
• Mollow, The Burst And Bloom, Better Now, Allbratt: 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.
• Death And Memphis, The Evictions, The Ridgelands: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$8. (773) 537-4441 or chopshopchi.com.
• Observing With Annie and friends: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 465-8005 or heartlandcafe.com.
• Taco Shock, Howell, Dead Wells, Bad Jokes: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.
• Pleasantries, Axios, Legacy Black: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Q-Bar Glendale Heights, 2240 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. $5. (630) 893-9346 or qbarglendaleheights.com.
• The King of Mars, Harper's Grove: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.
• Doves of Mercury, Kelroy, She Rides Tigers, SKYD: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.
• Dead To Me, Elway, DFMK: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
• Lawrence, Michael Blume, The Shades: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.
• Lever, The Just Luckies, Harvey Fox, Bernie & the Wolf: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.
• Myspace Emo Prom: 11 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $5-$7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
• "Rockin' in the Park" concert series with Rosie & The Rivets, Hi Infidelity: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free admission; food will be available for sale during the Memorial Day Cookout; fireworks after the concert. (773) 327-3830 or rosemont.com.
• Beach Bunny, The Evening Attraction, Hala, The Slaps: 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 537-4441 or chopshopchi.com.
• Mutts, Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, Murder Boots: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago. $8. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.
• Fall Classic, Augustus, She Rides Tigers: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Emporium (Wicker Park), 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.
• The Kooks, The Academic: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $32-$35; tickets purchased for the rescheduled Oct. 11 show will be honored. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.
• Shy Technology, Seasaw, Like Language: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. You can follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Listen to Brian's "2018 Chicago Sound Check Vol. 4" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.