Top weekend shows: North Coast Music Festival, Psalm One

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Psalm One: One of Chicago’s most prolific and innovative MCs is back with a new self-released album, “Get in the Van, Vol. 3,” in which she aims squarely at the hips with beats that are even more aggressive and danceable than usual, 10 p.m. Friday at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $12; ticketfly.com.

North Coast Music Festival: The emphasis is on hip-hop and electronic music with a smattering of rock, with Common, David Guetta, Thievery Corporation, a reunion of rap innovators Latyrx, Fatboy Slim and Major Lazer among more than 60 artists performing on four stages over three days. Complete lineup at northcoastfestival.com, 3:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday-Sunday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph, $55 (Friday) and $60 (Saturday-Sunday); clubtix.com.

greg@gregkot.com

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