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thursday september 18th
DFA: The Residency at Smart Bar Welcomes
JAMES MURPHY
RAHAAN + THE BLACK MADONNA friday september 19th
Mixtape Madness with
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
CHRISSY saturday september 20th
Hugo Ball Anniversary with
THE HUGO BALL TROUPE
JUSTIN LONG / NATHAN DREW LARSEN / SEVRON / SAMONE / MARLON MONTEZ / WESLEY GROVES sunday september 21st
Queen! with
DAJAE (LIVE) / BERNARD BADIE / MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID
PLUS HOSTS DARLING & JOJO wednesday september 17th
Welcome Home Wednesdays: ADSR Edition
STEVE MIZEK (DJ SET) / VERTONEN / JEREMIAH MEECE

Smart Mix 38: Justin Long's Hugo Ball 2 Year Anniversary Mix

It’s Hugo Ball week!  This Ball is extra special because it marks the second year of Hugo-made dance floor bliss!  To celebrate and get you ready for Saturday, Senior Resident Justin Long has crafted this mix especially for the occasion.…

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Monday September 15th


Teaser Thursdays: Synthetic Presents Hustler 2.0 Thee All Male Review

Our pals at ChicagoMusic.org are excited for tonight’s event in Smart Bar, saying –

[ synthetic ] is a free event anchored by residents Boy Alberto and Eeks Laroo, whose brand is marked by “80′s influenced dark dance music,” which can include “industrial, goth, synth pop, italo, electro, new beat” and more.…

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Thursday September 11th


Preview Mix: Theo Parrish

In dance music, the word legend tends to be a little overused, but Theo Parrish is a legend.  If you don’t believe us, grab this mix and then catch him at Smart Bar on October 3rd.

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Tuesday September 9th


Preview Mix: D'Marc Cantu

D’Marc Cantu will bring his singiture style of raw, machine-leaning house to Smart Bar for Innerspace Halflife‘s residency, Dexterity Sessions this Friday.  Lend an ear to this mix and be excited.…

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Tuesday September 2nd


Teaser Thursdays: Lone

Lone will perform live at Smart Bar on Friday August 29, and Jukely is excited about the event, saying –

 

“Known to his friends and family as Matt Cutler, Lone started life as a bedroom child producer in Nottignham experimenting with Hip Hop, early 90s Hardcore, Techno and Electronic music for years before dropping his lush, dream-hop début opus ‘Lemurian’ on local label Dealmaker back in 2008 to critical acclaim from all areas of the industry including a top 10 of the year slot from Bleep, props from Kode9, Rustie, James Holden and countless others.”

 

Read the rest of their feature HERE and get your tickets NOW!

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Thursday August 28th


Preview: Lone LIVE

Check out this sneak preview of Lone’s live performance featuring live AV from Knox-Om-Pax.

Be sure to catch him TOMORROW with Chrissy Murderbot, Knox, and Chris Widman.…

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Wednesday August 27th


Goodbye Kimball Paul

We were deeply saddened to hear that a dear friend and former Metro bouncer, Kimball Paul, has passed away. He was truly a larger-than-life character who made an impact on everyone that he interacted with, whether it was at Metro’s front door or through his work as both a visual and martial artist.

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Thursday August 14th