Pitchfork afterparties, counterfests, and more 

Das Racist

Das Racist

Afterparties, counterfests, and more

Like most major music festivals, Pitchfork supports an entire ecosystem of off-site shows, many of which get under way after the park's strict 10 PM curfew. Some are sanctioned by Pitchfork, like Friday's concert at Lincoln Hall with Das Racist and Smith Westerns. Others are more like defiant counterprogramming—most notably the DIY festival Bitchpork, which presents jam-packed bills of noise, punk, and experimental music on each of the three days that Pitchfork runs. Highlights on Fri 7/15 include Lazer Crystal, Bad Drugs, and reunions of Warhammer 48K and the English Softhearts; among the bands playing Sat 7/16 are Mahjongg, Fat Worm of Error, and Metalux; and Sun 7/17 features Bobby Conn, Running, double-drummer Ga'an side project Akhkhazu, and many more. (If you need details about Bitchpork's location, you'll have to rely on your Google skills.) Whether they're explicitly affiliated with Pitchfork or not, many shows offer free or discounted admission to folks with festival wristbands; others are free with RSVP.

Friday 15

Chrissy Murderbot featuring MC Zulu, BBU, DJ Nehpets, Starfoxxx 8 PM, Ultralounge, $8, $5 with Pitchfork wristband

Das Racist, Smith Westerns, Pitchfork DJs 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, sold out

Gang Gang Dance, Nguzunguzu & Total Freedom 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $15

Bird Peterson, Kill the Noise, Dani Deahl, Zebo, Orville Kline 4 PM, MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard, free with RSVP at do312.com/vitaminwateruncapped

Sun Airway, PS I Love You 11 PM, Schubas, $12 ($6 with Pitchfork wristband), 18+

White Mystery, Mickey, the Peoples Temple 10 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at horismokumovie.com/cobrathree

Wild Nothing, Ducktails 10 PM, Subterranean, $15, 17+

Saturday 16

Austra, Cult of Youth, Project Film 10 PM, Empty Bottle, $10

Cages, Anatomy of Habit 7 PM, Empty Bottle, $5 (free with Pitchfork wristband)

Deerhunter, Twin Shadow (DJ set), Ariel Pink (DJ set), Pitchfork DJs 10 PM, Beauty Bar, sold out

The Hood Internet, Skinny Friedman, Bald E., Ex Best Friends 9 PM, Darkroom, $15 ($12 with Pitchfork wristband), $10 in advance

Mannequin Men, Hollows, E+ 10 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at horismokumovie.com/cobrathree

John Maus, Twin Sister 11 PM, Schubas, $14 ($7 with Pitchfork wristband), 18+

Moonface, Shabazz Palaces, Flow Child 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, 10 PM, $15, 18+

Pretty Good Dance Moves (DJ Set), Bullied by Strings, Eight Bit Tiger, When I Was 12, Little Grey Girlfriend 8 PM, Ultra Lounge, $8, free before 9PM

Treasure Fingers, Willy Joy, Hussle Club (DJ set), Team Bayside High, Makeshift Prodigy 4 PM, MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard, free with RSVP at do312.com/vitaminwateruncapped

Kurt Vile & the Violators, Woods, Arc in Round 10 PM, Subterranean, $15, 17+

Sunday 17

Baio (Vampire Weekend, DJ set), Michael Serafini, Kid Color, Adulture 10 PM, Smart Bar, $10, $7 before midnight

The Fresh & Onlys, Brain Idea, Paperhead 9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, $10

Gypsyblood, Heavy Times, Wet Heat 10 PM, Cobra Lounge, free with RSVP at horismokumovie.com/cobrathree

Nadastrom and guests, DJ Lady D 4 PM, MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard, free with RSVP at do312.com/vitaminwateruncapped

Off!, Ratasucia, All Eyes West, Vicelords 7 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, $15, 17+

Real Estate, Dent May 10 PM, Subterranean, $12, 17+

Syd tha Kyd of Odd Future, BBU (DJ set), Stefan Ponce 10 PM, Beauty Bar, $5

Theophilus London; Kenna; Blah, Blah, Blah 8:30 PM, Double Door, free

Yuck, Unknown Mortal Orchestra 10:30 PM, Schubas, $14 ($7 with Pitchfork wristband), 18+

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