More Lollaplooza 2008 News | Late Night Shows Announced

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While we just posted the recently released schedule for Lollapalooza, there is more news coming out of Perry Farrell’s office. I can just see him now — writing emails, looking at balance sheets, calling meetings in the boardroom all while wearing a very tight, sequined suit.

All kidding aside, the festival has announced some officially supported late night shows. The Official Aftershows will take place Thursday through Saturday of the festival weekend, and they are all pretty solid and feature a really good mix of the smaller venues that Chicago has to offer. If you are planning on attending Lollapalooza from out of town, definitely check out one of these shows. Follow the jump for the bands and ticket info.


If you attended a different show each night, paying careful attention to hit the four major rock clubs in Chicago (Double Door, Metro, Empty Bottle and Schubas) and also the HOB and Congress Theater, you could definitely get a good feel for the Chicago live music scene, all in a matter of only three days! That’s if you can pull yourself out the door after spending those super long days in the sun down in Grant Park.

I’ll definitely be trying to hit the Rogue Wave/Dr. Dog show down the street from my apartment, but Saturday is more of a bind. And that Bloc Party/CSS/Does it Offend You, Yeah? show at the HOB does look quite tempting. That said, the second Chromeo announces an afterparty, it changes everything.

7.31.2008

The Black Keys
w/ Magic Wands
Metro
Ages 18+
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

8.1.2008

Gogol Bordello
w/ The Ting Tings
Metro
Ages 18+
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Brand New
w/ Manchester Orchestra
House of Blues
Ages 17+
Doors @ 9:30pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

The Whigs
w/ The Blakes
House of Blues – Back Porch
Ages 21+
Doors TBD
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Mates of State
w/ MGMT
Double Door
Ages 21+
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Black Lips
Empty Bottle
Ages 21+
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Rogue Wave
w/ Dr. Dog
Schubas
Ages 21+
Doors @ 9:30pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

8.2.2008

Broken Social Scene
w/ Yeasayer
Metro
Ages 18+
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Bloc Party
w/ CSS and Does it Offend You, Yeah?
House of Blues
Ages 17+
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Battles
w/ Foals and Magic Wands
Double Door
Ages 21+
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Flogging Molly
w/ Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Congress Theater
Ages 18+
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Okkervil River
w/ Octopus Project
Schubas
Ages 21+
Doors @ 9:30pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
w/ White Lies
Empty Bottle
Ages 21+
Doors @ 9pm
Tickets on sale 6/21 @ 10am

  • stems

    Noice!

    I know all festivals have their overlaps, but Broken Social Scene/Battles/Lupe Fiasco playing at the same time really killed me, as they were three of the acts I wanted to see most.

    Now I learn both BSS and Battles are playing INTIMATE late-nights, and I don’t have to worry about missing one on the huge field.

    I just wonder which of these I could actually find tickets to…

  • stems

    Noice!

    I know all festivals have their overlaps, but Broken Social Scene/Battles/Lupe Fiasco playing at the same time really killed me, as they were three of the acts I wanted to see most.

    Now I learn both BSS and Battles are playing INTIMATE late-nights, and I don’t have to worry about missing one on the huge field.

    I just wonder which of these I could actually find tickets to…