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This Weekend In Chicago 6/16

In most cities, the weekend after a major festival has come to town is a crapshoot at best, complete party dud at worst. With last weekend's Spring Awakening Music Festival wearing out our collective dancing shoes, depleting our sleep buffers, and emptying our bank accounts; you'd think that this upcoming weekend would be all Father's day Brunches and more god damned weddings to try and get out of.

Chicago, however tends to break the mold in this department. Our winters are so miserable that we more or less hibernate from October to May, saving our party energy for the 4ish months of the year that the weather is beautiful. While a festival the size of SAMF might have knocked the wind out of a lesser city for weeks, we are the wind...ey city. We have a weekend jam packed with more than there is time for, and Onlythebeat is your trusty guide to get you through it. Click play to live out one last breath of SAMF in this awesome mix that Jody Wisternoff was kind enough to put together for us, and read below to see what this weekend has in store!


Deep Down Under: Martin Roth

Good Looks Chicago has teamed up with RJ Picken's event organizer and record label, Vested, to bring you a summer boat series on the Summer of George. Full-scale sound and lighting production, a small, passionate crowd, and an unforgettable night are what you can expect from the experience. Party: Deep Down Under: Martin Roth Location: Summer of George Charter Yacht boarding at 800 S Wells St Headline Act: Martin Roth Support By: RJ Pickens Doors: Boards 9:00 PM, Sails 10:00PM to 1:00 AM Tickets: $50+ available here More Info: Cash and credit Bar on-board with a Valid ID

Primary Nightclub

Treasure fingers, most famous for their hit single "Cross the Dancefloor," comes to Primary Nightclub this Friday with support by Option 4 and Servante. Party: Primary presents: Psycho Disco party w/ Treasure Fingers Location: 5 W Division St Headline Act: Treasure Fingers Support By: Option 4, Servante Doors: 10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Tickets: $10 presale at Primary Website Ticketing More Info:email for table bookings


Party: Till Von Sein at Spybar Location: 646 N Franklin St Headline Act: Till Von Sein Support By: Russoul, Housework Doors: 10:00PM to 4:00AM Tickets: $10 on Ticketfly More Info:21+, parking/valet available



It's almost not worth mentioning due to the fact that this show is sold out. Either you've already got tickets, you've got some pretty solid connections, or you should just scroll down to see what you *can* get into on Saturday. Either ways, here's the info for those who are still curious. Party: Kaskade (Redux Set) Location: 306 N Halsted St Headline Act: Kaskade Doors: 10:00 PM - 5:00AM Tickets: Not that it matters, but here. More Info:21+, good luck!

Harvest Moon

As the promoter's name implies, these dudes dig up some pretty obscure shit. Hell I even had to google the venue to figure out where this thing was even taking place. With that said, their taste is impeccable and always a treat for those who wish to stray from the beaten path. If you haven't heard of anyone on the lineup, don't feel so bad, that's kind of the point. Don't let it deter you either. It isn't often that I put blind trust into an event organizer whose lineup doesn't have at least SOME recognition; this is one of those exceptions. Expect day party vibes, house music, and a fun and interesting crowd. Party: Obscure 007 - Snad Location: 1805 W Division St. Headline Act: Snad Support By: Maison, Lowki Doors: 3:00PM - 10:00PM Tickets: $5-10 on Resident Advisor More Info:Expect techno. Lots of techno.

Cerise Rooftop

While we're on this day party kick, React Presents, the dudes who put on Mamby on the Beach, have put together this little shindig at Cerise Rooftop with Gene Farris and DJ Heather to get us all pumped up for the festival. My Boy Elroy will be warming up the room for this daylight disco. Party: Daylight Disco: Gene Farris & DJ Heather Location: 203 N Wabash Ave Headline Act: Gene Farris & DJ Heather Support By: My Boy Elroy Doors: 2:00 PM - 8:00PM Tickets: $10 on Ticketfly More Info:


Juliet Fox is bringing her sexy underground house vibes to Afterlife's monthly shindig at Annex Nightclub in Wicker Park. Party: Juliet Fox at #Afterlife Location: 1950 W North Ave Headline Act: Juliet Fox Support By: TBA Doors: 10:00PM - 4:00AM Tickets: $10 on Afterlife's Website More Info:


Look I'm sure there's a lot of great stuff going on Sunday; but I'm not gonna write about it. Don't be a degenerate. Go hang out with your dad.