Smart Bar


Smart Bar

Friday 1/20 - Oktave with Mike Dehnert / Jeff Derringer // 10PM // 21+ // $12 Advance, $15 Before Midnight, $18 After (Free before midnight with student ID) Saturday 1/21 - Hugo Ball with BMG (live) / Justin Long / Eris Drew / Sold // $12 Advance, $15 Before Midnight, $20 After // 10PM // 21+ // $10 before midnight with student ID Sunday 1/22 - Queen! with Jamie 3:26 / Cratebug / Michael Serafini / Garrett David // 10PM // 21+ // $10 all night!

Tuesday Track - The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear"

Let’s be serious, there’s not a ton we can say about our homegrown Lady of Sorrows, The Black Madonna, that hasn’t already been said. Mixmag’s 2016 DJ of the year is also fresh off releasing her first new single in two years, “He is the Voice I Hear” So, it’s safe to say this one’s gonna be hot no matter how cold it is.

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Tuesday January 10th


Monday Mix - Lauren Flax for Self Titled Mag's Needle Exchange

With remixes stretching back as far as 2002 and collaborations with the likes of Sia, Kim Ann Foxman and Nina Sky, it’s no surprise that Lauren Flax’s reputation continues to precede her. Establishing herself as a staple fixture in New York City’s dance music revival, Lauren’s versatility and even-keeled approach to the DJ booth is what makes her such a delight.…

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Monday January 2nd


Monday Mix - Justin Long Live at smartbar

Senior resident Justin Long has seen his fair share of time behind our decks. Between his ongoing Hugo Ball parties, where he and the Hugo Ball crew continually push the boundaries of dadaist-inspired dance music and art, and his recent Circling Vultures project with Ken Zawacki, Justin continues to prove time and again that he isn’t just a talented DJ, he’s a mastermind.…

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Monday December 19th


Monday Mix - The Black Madonna at DKMNTL 2016

https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/the-black-madonna-at-dekmantel-festival-2016

After serving as our talent buyer for many moons, The Black Madonna has (understandably) made her way to the global stage in a big way. Performing at Coachella festival earlier this year, not to mention countless other prestigious venues and festivals, she’s had quite a busy year.…

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Monday November 7th


Monday (Re)Mix - Jacques Greene "White Ferrari"

Thursday, smartbar will have enigmatic young house producer Jacques Greene gracing its DJ booth. In addition to his new single “You Can’t Deny”, the Montreal-based producer & songwriter has collaborated across various styles from Jimmy Edgar, to Tinashe, to The xx, to Radiohead, to name a few.…

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Monday October 10th


Monday Mix - Kim Ann Foxman "It's You That Drives Me Wild EP"

Earlier this year we were lucky enough to welcome Kim Ann Foxman to the booth and, well, our luck must be pretty great because she is BACK AGAIN this weekend! You can get a full serving of Kim AND Hugo Ball resident Eris Drew on Friday night, with Host Gnat.…

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Monday September 26th


Monday Mix - Lovefingers "Dekmantel Podcast #61"

This weekend we’re hosting two amazing Cold Waves festival afterparties with DHS (Friday) and Black Asteroid (Saturday), but one of the things we’re also EXTREMELY jazzed on is the fact that Lovefingers is coming through to Queen! on Sunday!

With a record collection as deep as Chicago’s dance music history, Lovefingers does NOT disappoint, especially when it comes to the disco-driven house jams they pump out at Queen!…

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Monday September 19th