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#TheAgenda What’s going down this weekend in Chicago (October 1 –...

Don't sleep in: Anna, Moodymann, Colette and more this weekend in House City.

Colette, Diz, Heather, KE, Josh & Miles headline the Material Reunion

See all your friends at once this Saturday October 2 2021 at Smartbar.

OKTAVE returns to Chicago this Friday with Jeff Derringer and ANNA

All of our favorite residencies are coming back.

Tony Humphries touches down in Chicago this weekend

NYC house music legend Tony Humphries plays Smartbar this Saturday with Harry Cross & Jacob Meehan.

Nate Manic releases his self-titled debut album

The former music director at Chicago's Smartbar Nate Manic steps out as a producer and vocalist on his self-titled debut album.

Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

Smartbar’s Queen! Residency Starts Livestreaming Sundays

Chicago's infamous Queen! residency moves online this Sunday with Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Lucy Stoole, Nico, Jojo Baby and guests.

Chicago Celebrates Frankie Knuckles’ 65th Birthday

This year's fundraiser for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is coming quick... this Sunday, with Michael Serafini and Garrett David from Queen, plus Alan King, Mark Grant and Zac Jones at Metro.

Shaun J Wright Launches Smartbar Residency

Shaun J Wright's new Smartbar residency "What It Is" launches February 7 2020 with special guest Josey Rebelle.

Red Bull Music Festival Reunites Generations of the Gramaphone Records Family

Red Bull and Metro/Smartbar honor 50 years of disc jockeys that have patrolled the counters of the legendary Chicago dance music mecca Gramaphone Records.

Smartbar/Metro Open and Stay Open for 23 Hour Party People

Daylight Savings becomes a date in the Chicago scene as important and exciting as Black Wednesday or New Year's Eve when Smartbar and Metro open their doors for 23 hours straight.

The Agenda – This Weekend in Chicago (October 4-6 2019)

Julia Govor, Carl Craig, Jayda G, Richie Hawtin and more of this weekend's selections for 5 Mag's Chicago house music events calendar.

Junior Sanchez: Welcome To The Matrix

5 Mag's Harold Heath talks to underground house music hero Junior Sanchez ahead of a 5 Mag show at Smartbar on August 30.

Smartbar Announces a Special Guest DJ and it’s CERRONE

The disco music legend CERRONE will be dropping in for a Wednesday afternoon with the Queen! DJs.

5 Mag Is Welcoming Junior Sanchez, Gene Hunt & Czboogie to...

World renowned house music veteran Junior Sanchez is coming to Chicago for a special 5 Mag Presents show at Smartbar this August 30

The Playground Brings Alton Miller & Ricardo Miranda to Smartbar

Roger That and The Playground are moving records and moving bodies. Alton Miller, Ricardo Miranda, Roger and Form star in a free Thursday show at Smartbar.

Soul Clap Launches 5 Month READY TO FREAK Tour

Soul Clap his hitting the road for the READY TO FREAK Tour, including 40+ club and festival gigs from Mexico to Croatia, Berlin to San Francisco, Montreal to Oslo and Barcelona to Miami and it begins right NOW.

NDATL Muzik Is A National Treasure

We're here in Chicago, celebrating 10 years of NDATL and a new track from Detroit generalissimo Andres.

Chicago’s Aathee Records Celebrates Two Years

Year Two is a dynamic spectrograph of the label's deep and mystical sounds. Several of the Aathee crew featured will be at Smartbar for Recess on February 21 2019.

Scraping Heaven: Mood II Swing and DJ Heather at Smartbar

Mood II Swing is one of those names - like Masters at Work or Todd Terry - that is shorthand for a whole era of quality house music.

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