Lollapalooza’s officially sanctioned afterparties (and a few preparties on Wednesday and Thursday) give fans unwilling to brave the festival’s heat and crowds or unable to score a ticket opportunities to see some of its standout acts; for festival attendees with a high tolerance for exhaustion, the shows provide the chance to watch live music almost around the clock. The events take place at a wide range of venues, not only in terms of size and atmosphere but also in terms of location—Thievery Corporation vocalist LouLou is doing an afterfest DJ set at a club inside the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
Many aftershows have already sold out, and even those that haven’t are likely to do so before doors open—consider buying your tickets in advance. Only shows for which tickets were still available at press time are listed below.
If nothing on the Lolla-approved list catches your eye, perhaps you’d have more fun at one of the two DIY festivals in town this weekend: the punk- and emo-focused Gnarfest and the radically feminist and queer-oriented CLITfest. You’ve got to buy a wristband to get the address to the former, but the locations for the latter are out there on the Internet.
Thievery Corporation (also plays Lollapalooza on Friday), DJ Mel 9 PM, House of Blues, $38, 17+
Rob Garza, Lance Herbstrong, DJ Zebo 10:30 PM, Vertigo Sky Lounge, $10, 21+
DJ set by Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles (also plays Lollapalooza on Friday), Supreme Cuts (also plays Lollapalooza on Saturday), DJ set by IO Echo (also plays Lollapalooza on Friday) 9 PM, Berlin, $10, 21+
Hiatus Kaiyote 8:30 PM, Subterranean, $12, 17+
DJ set by LouLou of Thievery Corporation (also plays Lollapalooza on Friday) 10 PM, Push at Horseshoe Casino, 21+ Free
Death Grips 10 PM, Bottom Lounge, $18, 17+
Flux Pavilion (also plays Lollapalooza on Friday), Dillon Francis, RSVB 10:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, $32, 18+
DJ set by Hot Chip 9 PM, Beauty Bar, $5 (no presale), 21+
Local Natives, Supreme Cuts (also plays Lollapalooza on Saturday) 11 PM, House of Blues, $25, 17+
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bare Mutants, Netherfriends 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $15, 21+
Jessie Ware, Pacific Air 11 PM, Lincoln Hall, $20, 18+
Orwells, Skaters, Pujol 10:30 PM, Schubas, $15, 18+