Tag: joe shanahan

Queen! on the Green

Metro and Smartbar celebrate 40 years in the tony environs of Ravinia this Saturday with the cast of Queen.

Chicago declares July 14 “Metro / Smartbar Day”

Founder Joe Shanahan was on hand to accept the proclamation honoring the Chicago institutions on their 40th anniversary.

Commissioner Fritchey Intervenes to End the Chicago Culture War

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey seeks an end to the absurd tax arguments that might end Chicago nightlife as we know it.

Joe Shanahan: What The Future Looks Like

I DO NOT HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, it is more like a mirror ball. I feel it will be as it always has been...

Queen! The SmartBar Residency Is On The Road To Legendary

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani goes behind the scenes of Queen!, Chicago's Sunday night residency at SmartBar with Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Jojo...

Frankie Knuckles Movie, The Warehouse, To Shoot in Chicago

A feature film about the life of Frankie Knuckles, The Warehouse and Warehouse founder Robert Williams is going forward and is scheduled to begin...

Frankie Knuckles on How To Treat People at Your Party

"I don't call it a party when you have to go through all that bullshit just to get inside, and then even more when you're there." Frankie Knuckles, 2009.

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How Spotify turned dance music into dance muzak

Streaming has spawned a new format for dance music that's hostile to DJs, and seemingly unaware of what a DJ even does.