Smart Bar


Smart Bar

friday august 1st
The DFA Residency at Smart Bar Presents a DFA Showcase with
SHIT ROBOT (DJ SET)
THE JUAN MACLEAN (DJ SET) / NANCY WHANG saturday august 2nd
ORCHARD LOUNGE (7 HOUR SET) thursday july 31st
Guilty Pleasures with
BOY ALBERTO / MEERKAT / LOLLY GAGGER
HOSTED BY SETH NAYES sunday august 3rd
Queen! with
ROY DAVIS JR. /
HONOREE /MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID / AND HOST SAL-E wednesday july 30th
Welcome Home Wednesdays Bass Edition with
DJ THE TORNADO / SEARCHL1TE / CHRIS WIDMAN

Get to Know: Roy Davis Jr

Get to know Roy Davis Jr in advance of his rare appearance at Queen! this Sunday!

What I don’t do, is I don’t over play, I keep myself at a certain distance, so that people have time to miss me, to think about me.

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Friday August 1st


Monday Mix: Orchard Lounge

It takes a special kind of DJ to pull of a 7-hour set like the one Orchard Lounge is going to play this Saturday.  Check out this mix for a taste of what to expect and then grab your ticket for Saturday here.…

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Monday July 28th


Teaser Thursdays: Troy Pierce

The good folks over at Jukely previewed our show with Troy Pierce, saying -

“The Troy Pierce sound is one which has constantly veered from dense, layered and abstract to stripped down, acid infused and pulsing. His sonic palette is one that draws on a wide array of influences and reaches far outside the confines of the studio and into an otherworld entirely.…

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Thursday July 24th


Mix: Chrissy Murderbot does Giorgio Moroder

Fresh off an appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, Giorgio Moroder is as hot as he was in 1979.  Dance music savant/encyclopedia Chrissy Murderbot took a crack at mixing together some of his favorite Moroder productions as part of his My Year of Mixtapes project (which is insanely good).  …

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Wednesday July 23rd


Review: Objekt - Baloons (from the Vectors EP)

DJ Objekt aka T. J. Hertz has evolved immensely as a musician over the past several years. What started as a hobby turned into a livelihood, producing a stunning white label and long-lasting collaborations within the musical community. While his earlier work had pop influences, his latest music is a much-welcomed auditory assault.…

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Wednesday July 16th


Monday Mix: Titonton Duvante

Your mix of the day comes from Titonton Duvante, who will be making his Planet Chicago debut on August 8th!   You can grab your tickets here.…

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Monday July 14th


Teaser Thursdays: Disco Lives

We’re really excited for this Saturday’s Disco Lives party, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disco Demolition, and so is Resident Advisor, saying -

“Disco Lives will happen exactly 35 years after a particularly infamous moment in dance music history. On that night in 1979, a couple Chicago radio “shock jocks” hosted an anti-disco rally, Disco Demolition, during a double-header at the Comiskey Park baseball stadium which culminated in the destruction of thousands of disco records (and a riot) on the field.…

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Thursday July 10th