Minneapolis treasure DVS1 returns to Smart Bar on Saturday, March 28th to start his guest residency at Oktave. Zak is bar none of the very finest techno DJs America has to offer these days. He tours relentlessly and is a regular at Berghain, Fabric, Output, and dozens of other world-class nightclubs around the world.…read more
Monday March 23rd
Smart Bar resident Phil Stone makes his Oktave debut next Saturday night, March 28th, at the first show of DVS1’s residency for the techno event series. Phil is a Chicago institution whose creativity, flexibility and skill is renowned throughout the city and beyond.…read more
Monday March 16th
Wednesday February 18th
Our very own Black Madonna was asked to do the 4th mix in the new Dekmantel series out of Amsterdam.
Catch her live at Smart Bar on Saturday, March 21st for Hugo Ball.
Monday February 9th
OK, so we know it’s technically Tuesday, but it’s like a Monday for those of us who were snowed in, yesterday. Regardless of what day of the week it is, it’s a great day to listen to another fantastic mix from our dependable resident selector, Sassmouth. …read more
Tuesday February 3rd
The Hugo Ball crew have quite a little mix series going on, as they invite Chicago-gone-San Francisco selector Tyrel Williams to the decks. He really nails that Hugo Ball sound that mashes industrial, EBM, techno, and acid into a super hot soup of dance floor bliss.…read more
Monday January 26th
Tonight we celebrate the relighting of Smart Bar with a set from resident DJ/sharp dresser/small dog enthusiast Derrick Carter. Join us for a FREE night of music, dancing, and probably pizza!
To learn more about the club’s recent face lift, check out this piece from 5 Magazine.…read more