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Smart Bar

wednesday january 28th
Strictly 90s with...
thursday january 29th
GAG: A Mannequin Pop Up Show
$5 All Night // 10PM // 21+  friday january 30th
Sleaze with...
SSION / CHRISSY saturday january 31st
ORCHARD LOUNGE (7 HOUR SET) sunday february 1st
QUEEN! with

Monday Mix: Tyrel Williams Hugo Ball Mix

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.…

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Monday January 26th

Relight the Night Tonight

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.

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Thursday January 15th

Teaser: Norm Talley's Hugo Ball Mix

For the next installment of the Hugo Ball Mix series we present veteran turntable technician Norm Talley. Norm will be joining us for his third appearance at Hugo Ball this Saturday, January 17, 2015. We hope you enjoy this taut dance music mix by one of Detroit’s finest selectors and producers.  

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Wednesday January 14th

Monday Mix: Brendon Moeller LIVE at Smart Bar

The Monday Mix this week is a special one.  Our friends at Don’t Trust Humans just posted this recording of Brendon Moeller‘s set live at Oktave here in Smart Bar.  It’s a weighty slab of dub acid that is sure to rescramble your brain in all the right ways.…

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Monday January 5th

The Residents 2014 Favorites

We asked a few of the residents to put together some of their favorites of 2014.  Here’s what the year sounded like at Smart Bar:



Justin Long (Senior Resident, Hugo Ball):

1. Richard H. Kirk – Never Loose Your Shadow – Minimal Wave


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Sunday December 28th

Monday Mix: Olin's Mirror Ball Warm-Up

This is it, don’t get scared now.  The Holidays are upon us, and that means New Years Eve is just around the corner.  To help you get prepared for our NYE Mirror Ball, resident Olin whipped up a little mix to tide you over till the big day.…

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Monday December 22nd

Teaser Thursday: Hugo Ball interviews Beziér

In advance of Robert Yang’s (aka Beziér) highly anticipated live set this Saturday at Hugo Ball, the Troupe did an excellent interview with the man himself.

Creating things to look life-like or even better than reality is interesting. Shifting from rigid forms to something more free flowing and fluid in order to dissolve edginess and harshness is neat.

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Thursday December 18th