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Here’s Every Lollapalooza 2015 After-Party

Where to be when the fest winds down—and how to get in.

SZA plays an after-show at Reggies on Friday, July 31.   Photo: Ratko Radojcic

Chances are you don’t have a ticket to Lollapalooza. Weekend passes to the three-day behemoth sold out in less than an hour back in March, and single-day tickets didn’t last much longer. For all intents and purposes, the fest has become a place for speedy shoppers.

Luckily, there are more than 60 after-shows open to the public this year, and in many ways, they’ll be better than Lolla itself (read: a fraction of the price in a fraction of the heat with a fraction of the crowd). Some are ritzy. Others are cheap. Many are sold out entirely, though resale tickets are still relatively affordable.

Rather than highlighting the best as in past years, below is a list of every official Lolla after-party, plus a few unendorsed ones—because you know what you like best. Save for the hotel parties, all times indicate doors. May the bash be with you.

* denotes critic’s picks

Toro Y Moi (Nelarusky, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago) *

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29 at 7
WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: $25

Broods, Coasts

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 4:30
WHERE: 25th floor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

The War on Drugs, Philip Selway *

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Gary Clark Jr. *

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Hot Chip, the Hood Internet

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: The Vic (3145 N. Sheffield)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Cold War Kids, Coasts

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Park West (322 W. Armitage)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Kristin Diable

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Zella Day, My Gold Mask

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Schubas (3159 N. Southport)
HOW TO GET IN: $15

MS MR, Wet

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln)
HOW TO GET IN: $12

Tove Lo, Broods

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Badbadnotgood

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Subterranean (2011 W. North)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Glass Animals

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

alt-J, Boots *

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 8
WHERE: Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence)
HOW TO GET IN: $49

Viet Cong, Nancy Whang, DJ Windows 98 *

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 9
WHERE: Third Floor Manor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Sylvan Esso, Absofacto *

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 9
WHERE: Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

What So Not, D.R.A.M., Zebo

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 10
WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)
HOW TO GET IN: $22.50

Hot Chip (DJ set), Slaptop

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 10
WHERE: Smart Bar (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: $22.50

Mutemath, DJ Mel

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 10
WHERE: Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Zebra Katz, Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn)

WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 10
WHERE: Berlin (954 W. Belmont)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Givers, Aero Flynn, DJ Zack Well

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 9
WHERE: Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)
HOW TO GET IN: $15

Kaskade, Tony Arzadon

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 9
WHERE: Studio Paris Nightclub (59 W. Hubbard)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Father John Misty, Idyll, Daye Jack

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: 25th Floor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Kywo, Lany, Yacht

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Third Floor Manor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Slick Rick, Chris Crack, Impala $ound Champions (DJ set)

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago (230 N. Michigan)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Hot Chip (DJ Set)

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Cerise at the Virgin Hotel (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: Free (space limited)

Brand New, Basement *

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Sturgill Simpson, Chris Jacobs *

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Walk the Moon, Hippo Campus

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

MisterWives, Jessica Hernandez, the Deltas

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Park West (322 W. Armitage)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Django Django, the Beat Connection

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport)
HOW TO GET IN: $26–$36

Ryn Weaver, Coin

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Schubas (3159 N. Southport)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Charli XCX, Holychild

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Tyler, the Creator, Badbadnotgood *

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Lincoln)
HOW TO GET IN: $30

Death From Robove 1979, the New Pacific

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

SZA *

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Reggies (2109 S. State)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Pardon My French, DJ Snake

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Flying Lotus (DJ Set) and Nikola Baytala *

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Spybar (646 N. Franklin)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Les Sins

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Smart Bar (3037 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: $12

Peking Duk and SNBRN

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Roof on theWit (201 N. State)
HOW TO GET IN: $20 at the door; space limited

Jamestown Revival

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: $10–$20

Delta Spirit, T. Hardy Morris

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 11
WHERE: Subterranean (2011 W. North)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Boys Noize Records Showcase

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 9
WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)
HOW TO GET IN: $450–$650 for a table. See StubHub for resale general admission.​

Strand of Oaks, Bully *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 9
WHERE: Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Alesso, SNBRN, beeFOWL

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 9:30
WHERE: Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Coin, Hippo Campus

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: 25th Floor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Jamie Strong, Badbadnotgood, Hannie El Khatib

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Third Floor Manor, Virgin Hotel Chicago (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Bleachers, Yawn, DJ Lani Love

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago (230 N. Michigan))
HOW TO GET IN: RSVP (space limited)

Nylon, Lolawolf

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Cerise at the Virgin Hotel (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: Free (space limited)

Lord Huron, Spookyland

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Of Monsters and Men, Børns

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

The Wombats, Vérité

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

TV on the Radio, DMA’s *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: The Vic (3145 N. Sheffield)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Angus & Julia Stone, Shakey Graves

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Park West (322 W. Armitage)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Gogol Bordello, In the Whale *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Twin Peaks, Strange Faces *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Schubas (5159 N. Southport)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Wild Belle, Elle King

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Carnage *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Marina & the Diamonds, Sheppard

WHEN: Friday, July 31 at 10
WHERE: Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: $28.50

Logic, DJ Rhetorik, Daye Jack

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Mick Jenkins, Hurt Everybody *

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Reggies (2109 S. State)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

MSTRKRFT

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Sound-Bar (226 W. Ontario)
HOW TO GET IN: $15–$20

Galantis, Jack Novak

WHEN: Friday, August 1 at 10
WHERE: Roof on theWit (201 N. State)
HOW TO GET IN: $20 at the door; space limited

Catfish & the Bottlemen, Circa Wves

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 at 11
WHERE: Subterranean (2011 W. North)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

The Chainsmokers

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 8
WHERE: Roof on theWit (201 N. State)
HOW TO GET IN: $20 at the door; space limited

Lion Babe, Chris Holmes, Golden Touch, Cathleen Cher

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 10
WHERE: Cerise at the Virgin Hotel (203 N. Wabash)
HOW TO GET IN: Free (space limited)

The Kills, Baby in Vain

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 10
WHERE: Metro (3730 N. Clark)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Twenty One Pilots, Night Terrors of 1927

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 10
WHERE: House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

Nero, jackLNDN

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 10
WHERE: The Mid (306 N. Halsted)
HOW TO GET IN: $32

Kygo, Klangkarussel

WHEN: Sunday, August 2 at 10
WHERE: Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee)
HOW TO GET IN: See StubHub

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