Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door

JUST ANNNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW:
Saturday, February 26: COMASOFT * THE MOVES * THE BLISSTERS * HOLDING MERCURY

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 2/12 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Sunday, March 6: MIKE DEARBORN (Disco/Salsoul Set) * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
Saturday, March 26: FRANCOIS K * KATE SIMKO * M50

ON SALE NOW:
Friday, February 11: (JAM)
GANG OF FOUR * HOLLERADO
$28.50 / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

Friday, February 11:
In Smart Bar… DFA- The Residency Kickoff featuring…JUSTIN MILLER * STILL GOING * OCD AUTOMATIC
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($7 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

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Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door

SPECIAL EVENT ON SALE NOW:
Friday, March 11: Special Event at Inland Steel Building, 30 West Monroe Street, 11th Floor… Chicago Architecture Foundation with Capital Properties and Metro / SmartBar Present… ICON – a celebration of design with DJs KID COLOR, NATE MANIC & BALD E.

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 2/5 @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, April 2: (JAM) KLAXONS * CREEP

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 2/5 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Friday, March 4: NATE MANIC (6 HOUR SET)
Friday, March 11: TODD TERJE * ONLY CHILDREN
Saturday, March 12: JUSTIN LONG * MIKE HUCKABY * NATHAN DREW LARSEN
Friday, March 25: NICOLAS JAAR (LIVE) * ORCHARD LOUNGE
Friday, April 8: HOLY GHOST! (DJ SET) * MISTER JOSHUA * ZEBO (Disco Set)
Friday, May 6: METRO AREA (MORGAN GEIST & DARSHAN JESRANI) * OLIN
Friday, May 20: WOLF AND LAMB vs. SOUL CLAP (DJ Kicks Tour) * HERNAN SANCHEZ

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN SMART BAR:
Wednesday, March 9: BRIAN GARDNER, BRENDA D & TODD MARIANA * OLIN
Wednesday, March 23: TYREL WILLIAMS * STPHEN P * JULIAN PENA * BLUE J

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Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/29 @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, March 5: Metro & Uncommon Ground Welcome Sustainable Sound Series…. CLOUDBIRDS * ALGEBRO * MORE TBA * plus a CABARET STAGE: Bone and Bell
Friday, March 25: TRAVIE McCOY * DONNIS * BLACK CARDS * XV * BAD RABBITS
Thursday, May 5: YACHT

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/29 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Saturday, February 19: JUSTIN LONG * SPECTER * GIANNA HARDT
Monday, February 21: DJ HEATHER * CHRIS SANTIAGO * KARL & MARK ALMARIA * FRANKIE J * DJ SANGRE

ON SALE NOW:
Wednesday, January 26: In Smart Bar… Acid Test All Vinyl Experience with DJs…MIXWELL HOUSE * KARL ALMARIA * TYREL WILLIAMS * BLUE-J * JULIAN PENA * STEPHEN P
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: House, Techno

Thursday, January 27: In Smart Bar… Abstract Science and Fresh-Kid.com present a SUBFIX regional showcase with…PAH JE * ALEX HENDRIX * KABZ * GEECEE
$5 / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: dubstep

Friday, January 28: In Smart Bar…?UESTLOVE * MAJOR TAYLOR * INTEL
$20 / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Hip Hop, Turntablism

Saturday, January 29: THE LIFELINE * LUCID GROUND * KIRKLAND * CURBSIDE
$11 / All Ages / Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:30PM

Saturday, January 29: American Gothic Productions Presents…NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
$10 / 18 & Over / Doors: 11:30PM / Show: 11:30PM

Saturday, January 29: In Smart Bar…BEHROUZ * DINO G
$10 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech House, Progressive House

Sunday, January 30: In Smart Bar… DOLLAR DISCO with DJs COACH * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
$2, FREE with industry check stub or industry card (FREE with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Disco, Nu-Disco

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METRO * SMART BAR * DOUBLE DOOR

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Saturday, March 12: MIDDLE BROTHER (featuring members of Dawes, Deer Tick & Delta Spirit) * DAWES * DEER TICK

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/22 @ NOON IN METRO:
Tuesday, April 26: (JAM) FOALS * FREELANCE WHALES * THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/22 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Sunday, February 13: MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

Wednesday, February 16: FARLEY JACKMASTER FUNK * GENE HUNT * CRAIG ALEXANDER * DJ BOXX * CZBOOGIE (Czarina 5 Magazine)

Sunday, February 20: TIM ZAWADA * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

Sunday, February 27: THOMAS ROLAND * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE [Read more...]

Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN METRO:
Thursday, January 20: ST. BAGU * SAMANTHA * RIVALS OF THE PEACEMAKER

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/15 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Sunday, January 23: TYREL WILLIAMS * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

Sunday, January 30: COACH * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

Thursday, February 3: GENERAL MALICE * DANNY THE WILDCHILD * ALFONZ DE LA MOTA (3 DECKS) & back to back sessions by the Chicago MIA collective including M1D1 * FINEPRINT * DIOPTRICS * BIO BOOSTER * DOCTOR GROO * DJ INCIDENT * ORACLE * DJ DECAY * MEGA MIKE * KODE X * J CROSS * DJ ADDYCT * MC PHASE * RIFLE MC * MC TAE * FONZ MC

Sunday, February 6: QBOT * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

Thursday, February 10: J RABBIT * PHADED VS. CHRIS WIDMAN * LO BOUNCE

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Metro*Smartbar*Double Door

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Saturday, January 8: A GAIN OF TEN * THE ALUMNI CLUB * SCARLETT * OCEANS AND OCEANS
Friday, March 4: GLASSJAW

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN SMART BAR:
Thursday, January 20: HULK * PHADED * CHRIS WIDMAN * SLEVIN
Thursday, January 27: PAH JE * ALEX HENDRIX * KABZ * GEECEE
Saturday, February 5: MIKAEL STAVOSTRAND- LIVE * KYLE GEIGER * JOSH WERNER
Friday, February 11: JUSTIN MILLER * STILL GOING * OCD AUTOMATIC
Saturday, February 12: DJ FUNK * CHARLIE GLITCH * JOHN SIMMONS
Friday, February 18: DJ LADY D * COLETTE * DJ HEATHER * DAYHOTA
Saturday, March 5: SURGEON * FRANKIE VEGA * JOHN PATTERSON * KARL MEIER

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN SMART BAR:
Wednesday, January 12: SPECTER * HECTOR LOPEZ * SOL SON

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METRO PRESENTS GARD(EN)COUNTER AT ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO JULY 30

METRO PRESENTS GARD(EN)COUNTER AT ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO JULY 30

Together with The Art Institute of Chicago, Metro and Smart Bar are pleased to present Summer Sounds, a Friday evening music and performance series during the months of June, July, and August, in conjunction with the Sound & Vision, a series of multi-sensory contemporary art and lively, provocative events. On Friday, July 30th, Metro and Smart Bar present Gard(en)Counter with DJs Kid Color, Nate Manic and Bald E.

Curated by the staff of Metro / Smart Bar, Gard(en)Counter offers the recent history of musical styles in Chicago, beginning with the 1980s, that helped shape and grow Metro and Smartbar into Chicago music institutions. Dive into disco, house, techno, industrial, alternative, indie rock and electro, from 1982 to present day, with DJs Kid Color, Nate Manic and Bald E, plus a visual presentation. Gard(en)Counter will take place in the Pritzker Garden and Griffin Court in the Modern Wing. The event will take place from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are $8 for member of the Art Institute and $10 for non-members.

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Metro*Smart Bar*Double Door Shows!

Metro Smartbar The Double DoorON SALE THIS SATURDAY 5/1 @ NOON IN METRO:

Wednesday, May 26: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM * HOLY GHOST! (LIVE)

Friday, May 28: FACING FORWARD * MUNROE * A FRIEND CALLED FIRE * MINUS THE GIRL * MAN THE MIGHTY

Saturday, May 29: BLOWOFF featuring the DJ sounds of RICHARD MOREL and BOB MOULD

Friday, July 2: STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO * THE SUPERVILLAINS * THE WONDER YEARS * DAN POTTHAST

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Metro*Smart Bar* Double Door Show Updates

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Saturday, May 1: SNOWSERA * THE MOVES * MY ALUMNI * PAR AVION
Friday, May 7: PURPLE APPLE * THE BREAK * THE BLISTERS

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 4/24 @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, May 15: AN AESTHETIC ANAESTHETIC * OR SO IT GOES * LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS * MOUNTAINS FOR CLOUDS

Friday, May 21: JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND * BLAH BLAH BLAH * HOLLOWS * LASERS + FAST + SHIT

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENTS IN SMARTBAR:
Wednesday, May 12: SCOTTY BRANDON * MISTER JOSHUA * KID COLOR * SAMONE ROBERTS

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SMARTBAR INTRODUCES DUBSTEP RESIDENT DJS

SMARTBAR INTRODUCES DUBSTEP RESIDENT DJS

Since the dawn of Dubstep in Chicago, Smart Bar has been a leader, bringing artists to the club on Thursday nights and providing a place for the genre to thrive and grow. Distinguishing itself from its UK Garage and Grime predecessors, Dubstep tracks differ in style by a heavy emphasis on Sub-Bass and a distinct half-time structure. Although initially adopting the spacious minimal aspects of Dub Reggae, it now incorporates elements of many other genres, such as Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Techno and Breaks. Dubstep DJs who have made their mark on Smart Bar crowds in the past several years have included Caspa, Skream, Benga, 16 Bit, Excision and Rusko. Now, due to the success of Thursday Dubstep nights, Smart Bar officially introduces two new Dubstep resident DJs for 2010 – Chris Widman and Phaded.

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Metro Announces New Shows

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Friday, April 23: ROSALINE * TILL DEATH * VICTORIAN HALLS * THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU * A CITY OF ASHES

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 4/17 @ NOON IN METRO:
Saturday, June 5: DOT DOT DOT * THE INSECURITIES * THE LIFELINE

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 4/17 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Saturday, May 8: DJ HEATHER * OGC- LIVE * HIROKI * CHRIS GRANT

Saturday, May 15: MIKE DEARBORN * CHRIS SANTIAGO * ANGEL ALANIS * KIDDO VS. ANTIPHASE

Friday, May 28: HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR (DJ SET) * AUTOBOT & YOUNG JOSH * ONLY CHILDREN

Friday, June 4: DJ KOZE (Chicago Debut) * ARIEL FRANK

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENTS IN SMARTBAR:
Tuesday, May 4: JOHN SIMMONS * DJ ISH

Tuesday, May 11: JOHN SIMMONS * JOSH WERNER

Tuesday, May 18: JOHN SIMMONS * STRIZ

Tuesday, May 25: JOHN SIMMONS * BOY ELROY

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Metro*SmartBar*Double Door Events & Ticket Sales for April 10th!

Metro*SmartBar*Double Door Events & Ticket Sales for April 10th!

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 4/10 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:

Saturday, May 1: WASTED CHICAGO YOUTH (4 DECK SET) * AUDIO SOUL PROJECT- LIVE * REES URBAN
Friday, May 21: TIM GREEN (1st Chicago Appearance) * HERNAN SANCHEZ
Saturday, May 22: COLETTE * LADY D * JOHN SIMMONS

ON SALE NOW:

Tuesday, April 6:
In Smart Bar… CHILLED…
JOHN SIMMONS * MEL HAMMOND
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Downtempo, Hip Hop

Wednesday, April 7:
In Smart Bar… Only4DJs presents The Dirty…
GENE FARRIS * DIZ * JUST JOEY
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Thursday, April 8:
In Smart Bar… MIA Oldschool Rave Night…
DANNY THE WILDCHILD * PHIL FREEART * DJ DROOPY * RIVERMAN * ALFONZ DE LA MOTA
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Drum and Bass

Friday, April 9: (JAM)
OVERKILL * VADER * GOD DETHRONED * WARBRINGER * EVILE * WOE OF TYRANTS
$25 / All Ages / Doors: 4:30PM / Show: 5:30PM

Friday, April 9:
In Smart Bar… M_NUS & PLUS 8 welcome…
JPLS (LIVE) * SKOOZBOT * DELA
$10 before midnight, $12 after ($5 before 11PM with text) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Techno

Saturday, April 10: SOLD OUT!
MAJOR LAZER * RUSKO
$21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 9PM / Show: 10PM

Saturday, April 10:
In Smart Bar… The Classic Recording Company Residency Kickoff…
DERRICK CARTER * LUKE SOLOMON
$10 advance, $12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before 11 PM with text) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

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Upcoming Metro, SmartBar & Double Door Shows

Metro/Smart Bar
3730 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL

New shows and ticket sales have been announced for Metro, SmartBar, & Double Door!

ON SALE TODAY IN METRO:
Saturday, June 19: DELTA SPIRIT

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN METRO:
Wednesday, April 28: BIGGEST MOUTH  

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 4/3 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Saturday, April 17: JUSTIN LONG * SHADY TVO * TYREL WILLIAMS
Sunday, April 18: MICHAEL SERAFINI * OCD AUTOMATIC * LE PRINCIPLE
Friday, April 23: ROCK FOR KIDS 8TH ANNUAL MUSIC MIXER featuring DJ LA JESUS
Sunday, April 25: MICHAEL SERAFINI * OCD AUTOMATIC * LE PRINCIPLE
Thursday, April 29: BABYLON SYSTEM * NAMELOC * JASPER
Thursday, May 13: THE GASLAMP KILLER * CAURAL + K-KRUZ (LIVE) * DJ SOLO * CHRIS WIDMAN
Thursday, May 20: ANTISERUM * BRC * PHADED vs. RICHIE AUGUST
Thursday, May 27: KRAZY BALDHEAD * CHRISSY MURDERBOT * AKADEMY

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SMARTBAR HOSTS DETROIT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING PARTY, FEATURING STIMMING AND ELLEN ALLIEN

SMARTBAR HOSTS DETROIT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING PARTY, FEATURING STIMMING AND ELLEN ALLIEN

Smart Bar is heading north to Detroit for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, celebrating with an Opening Night party on Friday, May 28. In homage to the hometown of techno, Smart Bar will present a celebration of techno and tech house music with artists Stimming, Ellen Allien, Patrick Russell, Aran Daniels and Nate Manic. The party, presented in conjunction with Proper Modulation of Detroit and Bad Advice Inc. of Chicago, is the hottest kickoff to DEMF weekend. It all takes place at Detroit’s historic Majestic Theatre, located at 4140 Woodward Avenue in midtown Detroit.

Martin Stimming was born in Giessen, Germany, and began playing violin, piano and drums when he was just ten years old. After discovering electronic music, and then the techno genre, as a young teen, he soon started to buy vinyl and DJ in the town he lived in, Butzbach. It became quickly apparent that for him making music was more fulfilling than “just” playing a groove, or mixing a record, so he started to take his production seriously and moved to Hamburg to attend the School of Audio Engineering. He was the producer of Gebrueder Ton for two years, and met Diynamic, a record label from Solomun and Adriano. Soon, he made his own debut on Diynamic Records with Diynamic 006 Feurervogel EP, and since 2004 he has continually released albums. There is plenty more to come, from this talented young producer.

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Valencia Opens for Bayside at the Metro

Valencia
Metro – Chicago, IL
10/9/2008

Valencia
Shane Henderson (vox)

Since moving to Chicago in late August, I have seen around 12 shows and not one of them has been a punk show. That was a true statement until last Thursday when the Involuntary Movement Tour stopped by the Metro with Bayside, The Matches, Valencia, and The Status .

New pop punk hopefuls, The Status, started the night with a quick 30-minute set. The single, “Perfect Day,” was the song that stuck in my head; it will be interesting to see where these gents end up over the next few years.

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