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Don't forget to hit the 80/35 after parties

What does one do after attending Des Moines' largest music festival? —Hit the after parties, of course. Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5, the 2014 80/35 Music Festival will take over Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. The festival will feature performances from forty-seven musical acts, including headliners Cake and Conor Oberst. After the headliners each night, DJs will take over the free stages at the festival, but that won't be the only entertainment going. Several Des Moines music venues will be hosting 80/35 after parties. So, if you are going to 80/35, and you don't want the party to stop, check out the after parties listed below. If you are too poor to afford 80/35 tickets, hit the free stages of the festival and then hit the after parties—many of them are free, too. Here is a look at all of the announced festival after parties (so far).

Surfer Blood will play an 80/35 After Party at the Des Moines Social Club on July 4.
Surfer Blood will play an 80/35 After Party at the Des Moines Social Club on July 4. Photo by Frazer Harrison

Friday, July 4

The Ghost Wolves w/ Shawn James & The Shapeshifters and The Surf Zombies
Gas Lamp at 10 pm.
21+, $10 cover ($5 with 80/35 wristband)

Pert Near Sandstone w/ Zeta June
Wooly's at 11 p.m.
21+, free

Tires, Control, and Kinky Kyro
Vaudeville Mews at 10 p.m.
21+, free

MemCave
PBR Bar outside Vaudeville Mews at 10 p.m.
21+, free

DJ Raj with Chill Murray and Jesse Jamz
Joker’s at 10 p.m.
21+, free

Surfer Blood (featured video) w/ Quick Piss and Richie Daggers
Des Moines Social Club Basement Bar at 10 p.m.
18+, $10 ($5 with 80/35 wristband)

Saturday, July 5

Holy White Hounds w/ Dylan Sires & Neighbors and Viva Montesa
Gas Lamp at 9pm
9 p.m., $5 cover

Bear Hands w/ Junior Prom, Total Slacker, and MAIDS
Wooly's at 11 p.m.
21+, free

Hunter Child w/ Love Songs for Lovely Monsters
Vaudeville Mews at 11 p.m.
21+ free

Patrick Tape Fleming
PBR Bar outside Vaudeville Mews at 10 p.m.
21+, free

Christopher the Conquered
Raccoon River Brewing Company at 10 p.m.
All Ages, free

As you can see, several of the after parties have 80/35 acts performing at them, so this is a great chance to catch a band that you may have missed earlier in the day or to catch a band that you didn't want to stand in the heat (or rain) for hours to see. Either way, the price is right. To learn more about the 2014 80/35 Music Festival, check out Examiner's preview article or go to the festival's website.