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The Reader's guide to Pitchfork afterparties

There's no Bitchpork this year, but there is Rotted Tooth, plus plenty more.


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Pardon me for cribbing a line from R. Kelly, but "after the show is the afterparty." As Pitchfork goes dark each night in Union Park, a slew of shindigs get popping all over the city. A handful have Pitchfork's official seal of approval, among them Autre Ne Veut's show on Sun 7/21 at Lincoln Hall; many others are merely associated with the festival, mostly by virtue of featuring one or more festival acts (Savages and Parquet Courts play a live Sound Opinions taping on Thu 7/18 at Lincoln Hall) or bands that have gotten some love from the site (Wolf Eyes, Pharmakon, and Marshstepper play Sat 7/20 at Bottom Lounge).

The notorious Bitchpork counterfestival isn't returning this year, but that hardly means that Chicago's DIY community will be sitting out the weekend: the Rotted Tooth label is throwing a Friday-Saturday spectacular with the likes of Wolf Eyes, Bitchin Bajas, Running, Oozing Wound, and Rectal Hygienics (buy a ticket online and the organizers will tell you the venue). On Fri 7/19 another off-the-grid venue hosts the latest party in the P2 series (organized by the Saturday Youth collective) with a great lineup of hot local hip-hop and R&B that includes Sasha Go Hard, Supreme Cuts, the GTW, Kit, DJ Earl, and Bengfang. At the admittedly aboveground Cobra Lounge (just up Ashland from the festival grounds), Cobra­fest runs Fri 7/19 through Sun 7/21, with sets from the Bronx, King Dude, and White Mystery, among others.

As you browse the aftershow listings below, please note that the discounts at Schubas and Lincoln Hall are available on a first-come, first-served basis to a limited number of people who can prove they attended the festival that day.


. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead 9 PM, Double Door, $20, $18 in advance

Bad Rabbits 9 PM, Subterranean, $15, 18+

Majical Cloudz, Pitchfork DJs 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, free with RSVP at, 18+

Jeff Parker with Rob Mazurek 9:30 PM, Constellation F

Savages, Parquet Courts 6 PM, Lincoln Hall, sold out


The Bronx, People's Temple, Habibi, Thing 9 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at

Foxygen, Gauntlet Hair, Gambles 10 PM, Schubas, $14, $12 in advance, $7 with Pitchfork wristband, 18+

Julia Holter, Jessica Pratt 11 PM, Constellation, $12-$15

Chuck Inglish, Alex Wiley, Kembe X 10 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, $18, $15 in advance, 18+

Caleb James, the Save Money Army, special guests 6 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, $10, $5 in advance A

KEN Mode, Inter Arma, DJ Stavros Giannopoulos of the Atlas Moth 8 PM, Township, $10

Mad Conductor, Agents of Change, Run & Punch, Waste Basket 8 PM, Ultra Lounge, $10

Merchandise, Daughn Gibson, Connections, Steve Gunn 10:30 PM, Bottom Lounge, $7, 17+

Savages, Sky Ferreira, "very special guest DJ," Johnny Hostile 10:30 PM, Lincoln Hall, sold out, 18+

Zeros, Blind Shake, Outer Minds 9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, $15


Belle & Sebastian DJ set, Heaven Malone, Greg Corner 9 PM, Debonair Social Club, free with RSVP at

Mac DeMarco, Ex-Cult, OBN IIIs 9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, $13

Growlers, Denney & the Jets, Toxie, special guests 9 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at

Pissed Jeans, KEN Mode, Inter Arma, Lasers and Fast and Shit 10 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, $15, $12 in advance, 17+

Ray-Ban and Boiler Room Official Pitchfork Afterparty Broadcast featuring Nicolas Jaar, Jacques Green, Todd Edwards, Teklife DJs Rashad, Spinn, Traxman, and Manny, Ryan Hemsworth 8 PM, Constellation, free with RSVP at

The Singleman Affair, Health & Beauty, El Is a Sound of Joy 9 PM, Hideout, $8

Soul Summit: Sloppy White, Dave Mata, Duke Grip, Skeme Richards 9 PM, Double Door F

Trash Talk, White Lung, Ratking 10:30 PM, Bottom Lounge, $7, 17+

Waxahatchee, Carbonleak, Modern Hut 10 PM, Schubas, $12, $6 with Pitchfork wristband, 18+

Wolf Eyes, Pharmakon, Marshstepper 11 PM, Bottom Lounge, $10, 17+


Autre Ne Veut, Evian Christ DJ set, Empress Of 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, $14, $7 with Pitchfork wristband, 18+

Bump & Grindcore V: After the P4K It's the Afterparty, with DJs STV SLV, Moneyworth, Danny Leroy, and burlesque by Po'Chop and Josephine Shaker 9 PM, Beauty Bar, $5, $3 with Pitchfork wristband or RSVP, free before 10 PM with wristband or RSVP at Do312

Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap, Dance Off, La Luz 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $7

King Dude, White Mystery, Rainbow Gun Show, Nones 9 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at

Parquet Courts, Protomartyr 10:30 PM, Bottom Lounge, $7, 17+

Project Mayhem, Young Tee Tee 8 PM, Double Door, $10

Skylar Grey, TeamMate 8 PM, Schubas, $16

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