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Festival weekends in Chicago are always jam packed with options. Dozens of artists flying in to play Mamby on The Beach this weekend can mean only one thing: Afterparties and lots of them. This means you can probably see everyone you want to even if there's a scheduling conflict between your music and friend linup. Yesterday we covered everyone we want to see at the festival, today we are here to tell you about everything else you can and should catch while you're in town. If that isn't good enough, we're also giving away tickets to a number of the shows listed below! Chicago is one of those towns that has a HUGE abundance of local talent. While there's a very strong local representation at the festival itself, I'd still strongly recommend trying to catch at least a few of the pre/after-parties to take in as much music as this fine city has to offer. Yesterday we had Sonya Alvarez providng tunes for our festival guide, today I'm just going to shamelessly self promote and share the latest installment of my State Dependent Learning series. If you would like your mix included in one of these weekly posts, please feel free to fill out this form or email mixes@onlythebeat.com. For now though, click play, read up, and enjoy!

Friday

The Mid

Onlythebeat is giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To be eligible, RSVP for the Facebook Event, share this article on your facebook (make sure it's public so we can see it), and tag us + the friend who you would like to take. Contest winners will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday at Noon! Party: Body Language: Mat Zo (House Set) Location: 306 N Halsted St Headline Act: Mat Zo Support By: Zebo, Randall Dean, Alejandro b2b Ludo Mir Doors: 10PM - 4AM Tickets: $15 - $20 at Ticketfly

Primary Nightclub

Onlythebeat would like to personally congratulate Derek Specs on his 5 year anniversary of Primary Nightclub! Joining him in his celebration are Dabura, Alissa.Jo, with Super Flu headlining. Party: Primary presents: 5 Year Anniversary w/ Super Flu Location: 5 W Division St Headline Act: Super Flu Support By: Dabura, Derek Specs, Alissa.Jo Doors: 10PM - 4AM Tickets: $10 - $20 on Primary's Website

Spybar

Party: Garrett Belschner / Dino Gardiakos / Hiroko Yamamura / M Sylvia Location: 646 N Franklin St Music By: GARRETT BELSCHNER | DINO GARDIAKOS | HIROKO YAMAMURA | M SYLVIA Doors: 10PM - 4AM Tickets: $10 on Spybar's Website More Info:This weekend FREE entry with pw YOSHI: Girls free all night, guys until 12am and reduced to $10 after.

Saturday

The Mid

Onlythebeat is giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To be eligible, RSVP for the Facebook Event, share this article on your facebook (make sure it's public so we can see it), and tag us + the friend who you would like to take. Contest winners will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday at Noon! Party: Mamby Afters - Sam Feldt Location: 306 N Halsted St Headline Act: Sam Feldt Support By: Ron Carroll, Redux, Groove Animal Doors: 10PM - 5AM Tickets: $15-25 on Ticketfly

Annex Nightclub

Onlythebeat is giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To be eligible, RSVP for the Facebook Event, share this article on your facebook (make sure it's public so we can see it), and tag us + the friend who you would like to take. Contest winners will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday at Noon! Party: Bad Boy Bill vs Richard Vission "Back To Vinyl Tour" Location: 1958 W North Ave Headline Act: Bad Boy Bill & Richard Vission Support By: Inphinity, Russ Christopher, Dangerwayne, DJ Cross, Jeramie Sanchez Doors: 10PM - 5AM Tickets: $20 - $30 on Afterlife's website

Primary Nightclub

Remember how I said earlier that Chicago has an incredibly strong local talent pool? This is where you'll find loads of it. If you're looking for a smaller and more intimate setting than either of the two parties listed above, this is the place to be. RJ Pickens and Amy Unland are two of our favorite local picks for 2017 are on this lineup; and each of them are tagging with incredibly talented locals, Hummingbird and Nick Jannite. Party: Vested + Primary present: Olivier Giacomotto Location: 5 W Division St Headline Act: Oliver Giacomotto Support By: RJ Pickens b2b Hummingbird, Nick Jannite b2b Amy Unland Doors: 10PM - 5AM Tickets: $5 - $15 on Primary's Website

Sound-Bar

Party: Felix Cartal at Sound-Bar Chicago Location: 226 W Ontario St Headline Act: Felix Cartal Doors: 10PM - 5AM Tickets: $10 at uvtix

Sunday

The Mid

Onlythebeat is giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To be eligible, RSVP for the Facebook Event, share this article on your facebook (make sure it's public so we can see it), and tag us + the friend who you would like to take. Contest winners will be announced on our Facebook Page on Friday at Noon! Party: Mamby Afters - Justin Martin Location: 306 N Halsted St Headline Act: Justin Martin Support By: Gene Farris, Dustin Sheridan, Inphinity Doors: 10PM - 4AM Tickets: $15 - $25 on Ticketfly More Info: