Sound check: Suburbia Story headlines Palatine showcase

The Northwest suburban band Suburbia Story — which recently dropped the new single “Stars Crossed” — headlines a pop-punk lineup curated by longtime scene supporter and Palatine resident, Anthony Bellezzo. The all-ages showcase, taking over Lamplighter Inn Saturday, June 16, also features Glory DaysThe Major MinorThe Dead Seahorses and The Liars’ Club. Come spend a night with some terrific up-and-coming bands! Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine. $10. (847) 991-2420 or lamplighters.com. 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16

Stop the Insanity

Rising Star Concert Promotions and Hope for the Day present the Stop the Insanity Part 3 Anti Bullying/Suicide Awareness Show at Berwyn’s Wire. The show — featuring sets by HeartsickContra.OUTDrejasBlaqrock and Reanimate the Fallen — will raise funds to benefit Hope for the Day, an outreach and mental health education organization founded here in Chicago. Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10; all ages. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16

Wookfest celebrates Jeff Ziolo

Family and friends of Jeff “Wookie” Ziolo, the sound engineer and Final Dissent bass player who was murdered in his suburban home last June, are celebrating his life with the second annual Wookfest Saturday, June 16, at Reggies Rock Club. Wookfest will feature fellowship and performances from bands Skank, Whut?, Speedfreak, Armored Assault and more. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $15 suggested donation. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16

Side Street Battle 3

Catch the third week of Side Street Studio Arts’ summerlong Battle of the Bands, featuring performances by Even StateGabe HirstMr. Butterfield and Long Birds. Fans get to vote on the night’s winners, so come on out and support your favorite local performers. And congratulations to last week’s winners, New Nights and Shaken Baby Syndrome, who will be moving on to the quarterfinals next month. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16