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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.
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.
Julia Govor, Carl Craig, Jayda G, Richie Hawtin and more of this weekend's selections for 5 Mag's Chicago house music events calendar.
The disco music legend CERRONE will be dropping in for a Wednesday afternoon with the Queen! DJs.
World renowned house music veteran Junior Sanchez is coming to Chicago for a special 5 Mag Presents show at Smartbar this August 30
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.
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.
Osunlade joins DJ Heather for her Lake Effect residency October 19 2018 at Smartbar with special guest Michael Serafini.
An ultra revealing podcast interview with Smartbar's former talent buyer Nate Manic on what went on behind the scenes of one of the biggest and most influential clubs in the world.
Soul Clap is leading the way to Movement and bringing Amp Fiddler with them. They play at a special House of EFUNK show on Saturday May 19 2018 at Smartbar in Chicago.
In honor of Glenn Underground & Boo Williams playing b2b at Smartbar this Friday April 20 2018, here's the classic Strictly Jaz Unit vol 3 set featuring Boo & Glenn from the 1990s.
Noncompliant aka DJ Shiva on Midwest electronic music's roots and what sets DJs from mid-America apart.
There is something wrong with you if you are planning on being somewhere other than Smartbar this Friday, March 16 2018 for DJ Minx from Detroit, DJ Heather and Samone for Lake Effect.
36 panels of Haring's 1989 mural with Chicago public school students will be on display at a new exhibition in Chicago.
Jeff Derringer is also marking Oktave's 8 year anniversary and the launch of Oktave Records.