July 31, 2014


19 Best Lollapalooza Aftershows

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No doubt Lollapalooza is stacked with top talent this year. But lucky for festivalgoers, there's a ton of artists bringing the live magic to a handful of fantastic aftershows in 2014. It's great for those at the Chicago fest who want to relive their favorite shows or an excellent option if two of your favorite bands are playing sets at conflicting times. Check out our list below, because you might be able to catch 'em both still!

Take a look through our picks for the 19 best aftershows with all the info you need. Who said the music stops just because the city shuts down the festival at 10 p.m.?

Thursday, July 31

-Grouplove with Joywave at Metro (3730 N Clark St), 8:00 p.m.
Lolla scheduled these bands so their sets overlap five minutes on Saturday. Since you won't be able to see the full set from either, check them both out at this aftershow.

-Chvrches with Panama at the Vic Theatre (3145 N Sheffield Ave), 8:00 p.m.
Get your international electronica on with Scottish trio Chvrches and Australian band Panama.

-Portugal. The Man with Royal Blood and Crass Mammoth at Lincoln Hall (2424 N Lincoln Ave), 8:00 p.m.
Rock out with these rising festival staples on Thursday night before heading back to Grant Park for a day full of music.

-Blood Orange with Ratking at Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave), 8:30 p.m.
Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, aka everyone's favorite new producer, hits the stage with the of-the-moment hip-hop crew for one of the hippest aftershows of the festival.

Friday, August 1

-Disclosure, Julio Bashmore and Wrestlers at Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence Ave), 9:30 p.m.
You'd have to leave the sets of Friday's headliners Eminem and Arctic Monkeys early, but since you won't see the "Latch" duo at Lolla (we can't believe they weren't on the lineup either), you'll get your chance at this party. Tune in for the lush, electro grooves of Disclosure along with a pair of rising dance acts. Plus, the Aragon Ballroom is a gorgeous theatre venue. It's a win for dance fans.

-Jenny Lewis with The Apache at Relay Park West (322 W Armitage Ave), 10:00 p.m.
In case you can't get enough of indie rock's No. 1 darling—and seriously, who can?—she's playing a show ahead of her Saturday set with San Fran pop band The Apache. Maybe Anne Hathaway will make a surprise drag appearance?

-Cut Copy with Bomba Estereo at the Vic Theatre (3145 N Sheffield Ave), 10:00 p.m.
Another show featuring international electronic favorites with the Australian electro-pop group and Columbia's tropical-dance outfit.

-Bombay Bicycle Club with Bear Hands at Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake St), 10:00 p.m.
Let your rock taste get adventurous with new, Bollywood-inspired material from the British band along with their post-punk openers.

-Kate Nash with Meg Myers at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St) at 10:00 p.m.
Rather regrettably, there are no female acts closing down any night of Lollapalooza. End your Friday with a healthy dose of two strong women more than qualified to shut down any venue.

-Iggy Azalea at Studio Paris (59 W Hubbard St), 10:00 p.m.
Perhaps she was booked before "Fancy" blew up, but the MC plays a set time way earlier than a lot of acts she blows away. Check her out at this solo show if you need more I-G-G-Y.

Saturday, August 2

-Martin Garrix with Chromeo (DJ set) at Aragon Ballroom, 9:30 p.m.
Two of EDM's rising superstars team up for a DJ set you won't want to miss. Expect a nonstop stream of forward-thinking beats.

-Young the Giant and Friends with The So So Glos at House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St), 10:00 p.m.
YTG's live show reputation was so incredible that MTV booked them for the 2011 VMAs even though their album had barely cracked the charts at the time. Three years later, the band still rocks and we're intrigued at which "friends" they'll bring.

-The 1975 with Gemini Club at Park West (322 W Armitage Ave), 10:00 p.m.
The English indie rock act teams up with local band Gemini Club for a set that's sure to boast an eclectic crowd of Top 40 fans and Chicago natives.

-Flume with Duke Dumont & Anna Lunoe at Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee Ave), 10:00 p.m.
A trio of ultra-hot dance acts, expect Flume and Lunoe to team up to perform their excellent collabo "I Met You."

-Calvin Harris at Studio Paris (59 W Hubbard St), 10:00PM
Clearly not content with closing Lolla on Saturday, the headlining DJ keeps the party going right after his set closes. Listen up for new music from his forthcoming album out later this year.

-Jhene Aiko with Shy Girls at Reggie's (2105 - 2109 South State St), 10:00 p.m.
Teaming the R&B princess up with the former Girls member might seem like an odd pairing, but Dan Vidmar's new mix of lo-fi sounds and soulful vocals makes this a cohesive, sizzling show.

Sunday, August 3

-Nas with Vic Mensa and Taylor Bennett at House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St), 10:00 p.m.
Nas is having a celebratory year with the 20th anniversary of Illmatic and he's sure to bring the nostalgic hits for this set.

-Bleachers with Cardiknox at Lincoln Hall (2424 N Lincoln Ave), 10:00 p.m.
Jack Antonoff will probably bring the big anthems off his debut Bleachers' album for the Grant Park crowd, but expect the more intimate tracks off Strange Desire to sound right at home in Lincoln Hall. We're hoping rising solo babe Cardiknox comes out for a duet or two.

-Skrillex with Gesaffelstein at Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee Ave), 10:00 p.m.
The EDM prince whipped out his guitar skills at a Bonnaroo super jam this year. What's he got up his sleeve for the Lolla aftershow? Don't miss his French, techno opener either.

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