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Thursday 2/11 - Strictly 90s with JEFF CRAVEN * GANT-MAN * JOHN SIMMONS // $7 All Night // 10PM // 21+ Friday 2/12 - Derrick and Chrissy Do (Mostly) Disco All Night Long with Derrick Carter & Chrissy // $12 Advance, $13 Before Midnight, $17 After Midnight // 10PM // 21+ Saturday 2/13 - Chicago Is Techno with WOODY MCBRIDE AKA DJ ESP * MIKE DEARBORN * FRANKIE VEGA // $10 Advance / $12 Before Midnight / $15 After // 10PM // 21+ Sunday 2/14 - Queen! Valentines Day Edition: Two Tamales and an Egg Roll Release Party with Michael Serafini * Garrett David * Chicago Skyway * Specter * with your hosts Lucy Stoole and Jojo Baby plus guest hosts Valentine Addams, Sara Andrews, Ophelia Bulletz & Blonde Benet // $7 All Night // 10PM // 21+

Monday Mix - Chrissy "Get It From Me"

Our valentine, as it is basically every year, is Chicago and the broader midwest dance music community. As a show of our undying love for the people and music of the Midwest, we’ve put together an (almost) all Chicago week of music:

Thursday night Jeff Craven, Gant-Man and John Simmons bring the 90’s vibes at Strictly 90’s, Friday night Derrick Carter & Chrissy are spinning (mostly) disco tunes at Derrick and Chrissy do (mostly) Disco, on Saturday we host #ChicagoIsTechno with Woody McBride (AKA DJ ESP), Mike Dearborn and Frankie Vega, and last but not least we have a special Sunday night Queen!…

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Monday February 8th

Resident Advisor Announces "In Residence" Program ft. smartbar


We’re pleased to announce that beginning in March we’ll be patterning with Resident Advisor to kick off their brand new In Residence program. Taking place across 12 cities in 12 months, we’re honored to be a part of such a special endeavor.…

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Tuesday February 2nd

Monday Mix - Sebastian Mullaert (AKA Minilogue) "Live at Langhult 2012"

We are seriously so excited to host Sebastian Mullaert here this week, and better-yet as a part of our new School Nights series sponsored by Shure. Mullaert, or Minilogue, as many of you may know him, has been breaking new ground for years and his extended live set this week will be no exception.…

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Monday February 1st

Monday Mix - Kim Ann Foxman "CREATURE"

Between starting Firehouse Recordings and exploring every facet of electronic music, Kim Ann Foxman still finds time to drop some amazing mixes on us. This Saturday night she’ll be gracing us with her creations with some help from Nathan Drew Larsen and Mazi.…

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Monday January 25th

Monday Mix - Camea "The Hallway"

Clink Recordings owner and Bpitch Control staple Camea will be making a special trip to Chicago this Saturday night. If you aren’t familiar with her work, this track she released last year should bring you right up to speed.


Get your advance tickets here:…

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Monday January 18th

Monday Mix - David Morales "A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles"

This Sunday we’re celebrating the life and legacy of the godfather of house music, the one and only Frankie Knuckles. Featuring performances from Little Louie Vega, Adeva, Derrick Carter, Terry Hunter and more. David Morales will also be performing, which is why we’ve chosen his wonderful mix as our mix of the week.…

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Monday January 11th

Monday Mix - Galcher Lustwerk "100% GALCHER"

White Material’s own Galcher Lustwerk has been nothing short of busy since releasing his mixtape “100% GALCHER” a few years back. We can’t wait to host him, along with White Material label-mates DJ Richard and Young Male on Saturday. Take a listen to that classic mix above and grab your advance tickets to see them do their thing:…

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Monday January 4th