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Lollapalooza afterparties

It's a little late to start planning now, but here's everything that hasn't sold out


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Lollapalooza afterparties fill many of the city's music venues over the weekend, allowing music aficionados lacking a masochistic side to enjoy a good chunk of the Lollapalooza lineup—plus some decent talent that's not appearing at Grant Park at all—under far less oppressive circumstances than the festival affords. As far as I know, Lollapalooza hasn't inspired an explicit counterfest analogous to Bitchpork, but Sat 8/4 happens to be the date for Gnarfest, an all-ages, all-day punk blowout at a new DIY venue (use the Google if you must know). Its lineup includes locals such as Coping, T'Bone, and Spanyurd, plus bands from all over North America—Algernon Cadwallader, Joyce Manor, Hop Along, Caution Children, Texas Instruments, and many more. (There's even one group from France, Sed Non Satiata.) Tickets to most Lollapalooza afterparties have already been snatched up, but as of press time it was still possible to get into the following notable shows.


Flosstradamus 10 PM, Spy Bar, $10-$20, 21+
Zedd, Gus K, DJ Gordo, DJ Torio 10 PM, the Mid, $20, 21+
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, DJ Zebo, Echodroides 10 PM, Berlin, $10, 21+
Smith Westerns (DJ set) 10 PM, Beauty Bar, RSVP at, 21+ F
Twin Shadow (see Artist on Artist), Neon Indian, Passion Pit (DJ set) 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, RSVP at, 21+ F


Agent Orange, Whiskey Business 9 PM, Reggie's Rock Club F
Bear in Heaven, Yawn, Trancid of Echodroides 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $15, 21+
Grimes, Big Pink, Thenewno2 10 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, RSVP at, 21+ F
Mix Master Mike 10 PM, Vertigo Sky Lounge, $30, 21+
Nero (DJ set, see Friday), Die Antwoord (see Friday), Anamanaguchi 9:30 PM, Congress Theater, $32, 18+


Chancellor Warhol, Zebo, DJ Trew, J Crist 10 PM, Ace Bar, $10
Doomtree (see Saturday), Naledge 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $15, 21+
Mix Master Mike 10 PM, Vertigo Sky Lounge, $30, 21+
Passion Pit (DJ set), Juan Maclean, Kalendr, Inphinity 10 PM, Spy Bar, $30, 21+
White Rabbits, Dum Dum Girls, Oberhofer 10 PM, Cubby Bear, $18, 21+
Zeds Dead (see Sunday), Big Gigantic, Midnight Conspiracy 9 PM, Congress Theater, $32, 18+


Karlsson and Winnberg of Miike Snow (DJ set), Star Slinger, Zebo 10 PM, the Mid, $10, 21+
Young Widows, Coliseum (see Soundboard), Child Bite 9 PM, Ultra Lounge, $12, 21+

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