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No Wristband Required: Our favorite Lollapalooza Aftershows

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It’s Lollapalooza week and we’ve got you covered with details on how to successfully conquer Chicago’s biggest music festival. Which shoes to wear, what to pack,  what you’re wearing (which will help me figure out what I’m wearing), so on and so forth. There are also a few bands you may not have heard of that will be playing at the fest and around town this week. Today, we’re listing our favorite side concerts and after-shows. Let’s get into it!

Maybe you hate crowds or maybe you just didn’t score tickets to Lolla this year (if so, we may be able to fix that. Stay tuned this week!). For you, my friend, there is hope. Big names, and a  few up and coming artists, will be rocking out for free and for a fee throughout the city, starting today. Here is a list of my favorite side and after shows. Enjoy!

See our full event calendar.

Lollapalooza Aftershows

Lollapalooza AftershowsWho: Toro Y Moi

You’ll love him if you love: Tame Impala, MGMT

When: Wednesday, July 29th at 8 p.m.

Where: Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, 60613

Ticket Price: $26

More info: Metro

Also playing at Lolla: Yes, Saturday at Palladia

 

Lollapalooza AftershowsWho: BROODS (at “FLOODfest)

You’ll love them if you love: Banks

When: Thursday, July 30th at 5 p.m.

Where: Virgin Hotels Chicago,  203 North Wabash Avenue, 60601

Ticket Price: FREE (must RSVP)

More info: Flood Magazine

Also playing at Lolla: Yes, Friday at Pepsi

 

Lollapalooza 2015Who: Gary Clark Jr.

You’ll love him if you love: Benjamin Booker

When: Thursday, July 30th at 8 p.m.

Where: House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn Street, 60654

Ticket Price: $29.50

More info: HOB

 

Lollapalooza 2015Who: Alt-J

You’ll Love them if you love: Bastille

When: Thursday, July 30th at 8 p.m.

Where: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave, 60640

Ticket Price: $35

More info: Live Nation

Also playing at Lolla: Yes, Friday at Bud Light

 

Lollapalooza 2015Who: Jidenna

You’ll love him if you love: Janelle Monae

When: Friday, July 31st at 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W. Upper Wacker Drive, 60601

Ticket Price: FREE (must RSVP)

More info: Renaissance Hotels

Also performing at Lolla: No

 

Lollapalooza 2015Who: Kaskade

You’ll love him if you love: Calvin Harris

When: Friday, July 31st at 9 p.m.

Where: Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard Street, 60654

Ticket Price: Starting at $65

More info: Studio Paris

Also playing at Lolla: Yes, Friday at Perry’s

 

Lollapalooza 2015Who: MisterWives

You’ll Love them if you love: Parmore

When: Friday, July 31st at 10 p.m.

Where: Park West, 322 W. Armitage Avenue, 60614

Ticket Price: $18

More info: Park West

Also playing at Lolla: Yes, Friday at Sprint

 

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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