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Smart Bar

saturday december 20th
Hugo Ball with
JUSTIN LONG / SEVRON / AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST BÉZIER (LIVE) friday december 19th
Savages with
MATRIXXMAN / JACOB MEEHAN / MICHAEL SERAFINI sunday december 21st
Queen! with
DERRICK CARTER / MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID
+ HOSTS SISSY SPASTIK thursday december 18th
#MIAPARTY
ALFONZ DELAMOTA / M1D1 / DIOPTRICS / COSMO / KODE X / MC QUESTIONMARK UK / RIFLE MC / MC T.A.E. wednesday december 17th
Welcome Home Wednesdays: SoapBox Social with
T. MIXWELL / ACIDMAN / DJ ZEEK

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


Monday Mix: Mark Farina

Mark Farina needs no introduction to Chicagoans.  So, we’ll just throw up this mix he did under his Mushroom Jazz moniker and let you get excited for his Smart Bar performance on December 27th.

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Monday December 15th


Hugo Ball's Best of 2014

We at Hugo Ball took some time over the holiday to reflect on the 2014 new releases and reissues that resonated most strongly with the Hugo Ball dancers and its “Troupe” of selectors, artists and writers (Sevron, Nathan Drew Larsen, Justin Long, Wesley Groves, and Eireann Mairead O’Deaghaidh).

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Tuesday December 9th


Monday Mix: Brendon Moeller

A man of many monikers (The Echologist, Beat Pharmacy, Mono Blanco), Brendon Moeller is an artist that has worn many influential hats in techno, dub techno, and deep house.  His mixing skills are matched only the depth of his knowledge, and both are on full display in this mix.…

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Monday December 8th


Monday Mix: Django Django

You know Django Django’s psychedelic sound, but what you may not know is that the bands very own Dave Maclean is a skilled party rocker behind the decks.  Check out this mix of classic hip hop cuts and then rock the party with him in person on Thursday, December 11th!

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Monday December 1st


Monday Mix: Dasha Rush

Happy Monday!  Start your turkey week off right with this heady mix of techno from Dasha Rush.  She’ll be playing Oktave at Smart Bar on January 16th!…

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Monday November 24th


Teaser Thursday: Jasper James

So, many of our patrons are probably familiar with this Saturday’s guest, Sub Club frequent and Numbers co-founder, Jackmaster, who has been tossing around eclectic and skillful sets like it’s his job (coincidentally, it is).  However, many may be less familiar with his support for the night, Jasper James.…

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Thursday November 20th