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Thursday April 23rd
Sub.Mission & Bassweight present
THE BASSWEIGHT 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH DJ MADD / DJ TORNADO / WHOA-B / FOLEYDUB
$8 Before Midnight, $10 After // 10PM // 21+  Friday April 24th
As You Like It welcomes
OMAR S
CHRISTINA CHATFIELD/ SASSMOUTH
$12 Advance, $14 Before Midnight, $16 After // 10PM // 21+ Saturday April 25th
The Hivern Disc Tour with
JOHN TALABOT (DJ SET)
MARC PINOL / ROSS KELLY
$14 Before Midnight, $16 After // 10PM // 21+ Sunday April 26th
Queen! with
MIKE DUNN / MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID
+ HOSTS SISSY SPASTIK & JOJO BABY
$7 All Night // 10PM // 21+

Smart Bar Presents: Alive Thursdays

Smart Bar is proud to present ALIVE THURSDAYS, a new series of events focusing on live performance. Alive Thursdays kicks off on April 30th with R&S Records artist Lone, and continues on May 7th with Modern Love’s Andy Stott. On May 17th, we host Basic Channel legend Moritz Von Oswald.…

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Wednesday April 22nd


Monday Mix: Sassmouth for Don't Trust Humans

Smart Bar resident Sassmouth drops the next mix in Chicago-based blog Don’t Trust Humans’ series focusing on Chicago-based selectors and artists. Sassmouth (aka Sam Kern) will be making her next Smart Bar appearance this Friday, 4/24, along with Omar S and Christina Chatfield.…

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Monday April 20th


Monday Mix: Olin for Don't Trust Humans

This week’s mix is delivered by Smart Bar resident and all-around über talent Olin (known to friends as Jason Garden). Olin has quietly been making big strides in the local and national dance music community – recently he released a new 12″ on the highly respected Argot label (with sometimes creative partner Savile), as well as traveling to San Francisco’s As You Like It event to rep the Argot label with Steve Mizek and The Black Madonna.…

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Monday April 13th


Monday Mix: Jeff Derringer for Blank Code

Oktave resident Jeff Derringer delivers an hour-long mix for the Blank Code label out of Detroit. Jeff’s next show at Smart Bar is this coming Saturday, April 11th, with Black Asteroid and Forward Antenna Technologies.

Jeff’s Blank Code mix features two of his own productions coming out imminently on Berlin’s L.A.G.…

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Monday April 6th


Monday Mix: Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem)

This Saturday marks the second show in the Honey Soundsystem GENERATORS residency. GENERATORS explores the gay experience in dance culture, with special installations in the club and members of San Francisco’s excellent Honey Soundsystem manning the booth all night. This week, in anticipation of their next show, we showcase Jason Kendig’s XLR8R mix, posted in January.…

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Monday March 30th


Monday Mix: DVS1

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.…

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Monday March 23rd


Monday Mix: Phil Stone for Oktave

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.…

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Monday March 16th