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Crossing Karizma Off Your Bucket List

For the first time in memory (including his!) Karizma will be in Chicago again for 5 Magazine's 12 Year Anniversary bash at Smartbar August 26 2017.

Miguel Migs Returns to Smartbar June 16 2017

Miguel Migs comes to Smartbar this June 16 2017, and this is why we love him.

Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.

Jeff Derringer on Seven Years of OKTAVE

Chicago DJ Jeff Derringer celebrates seven years of his Oktave residency and playing Techno in a House Music town.

DJ Spen LIVE at 5 Magazine 11th Anniversary (August 27 2016...

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen's complete 3 hour set recorded at 5 Magazine's 11 Year Anniversary Party August 27 2016 at Smartbar, Chicago.

Up All Night with Tony Humphries

After 35 years DJing, Tony Humphries has done it all. Twice. From holding down the legendary Zanzibar, from which much of the scene to...

Marc Cotterell on House, Garage and Plastik People

Wanna get a brief lesson on House and Garage history as told (verbally and musically) by Marc Cotterell? Keep scrolling! We’re beyond excited to have...

Smart Bar Celebrates 33 1/3rd Years With an All Building Blow-out

Next Time For 45: It was 33 and a third years ago (July 1982) that Joe Shanahan opened Smart Bar. From Frankie Knuckles and...

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...

Oktave Turns 6 Years Old This Weekend At SmartBar

One of the most reliable dates on the calendar over the last six years, Oktave remains one of Chicago's most underrated residencies. The SmartBar...

SmartBar Launches In-House Record Label

Your favorite northside club is behind your new favorite label. "Northside '82" is the year SmartBar opened its doors and its general location, and...

PREVIEW: Jeremy Underground at SmartBar – May 17 2015

Meet the man behind probably the greatest underground House Music label going in 2015. My Love Is Underground boasts a roster of like-minded producers...

Preview: Superjane at SmartBar – March 27

It was 1997, and a depressing rave in Bloomington set the scene for the Superjane DJ collective's conquest of Chicago, then the Midwest, then...

On Daphne, and Men and Women in Dance Music

DAPHNE PRESENTS. Those two words have preceded a whole group of events in Chicago this month, tied around them like a silk ribbon or...

Preview: Oktave at SmartBar – Feb 20 2015

One of Chicago's most underrated residencies, Oktave brings in top-drawer Techno artists and gives them a chance to play the kind of long sets...

Preview: Savages with Brawther at SmartBar – Feb 14 2015

Practically everything Brawther touches turns into an underground smash. Following releases on MLIU & Dungeon Meat, the French Deep House DJ has another on...

Brawther: The Underground Is Alive

Years before I knew him, I heard about him - this guy from France who made these incredibly sensual and deep records that each...

Parris Mitchell: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++003

"Just some good ol' funky House Music": Musician, DJ, producer and Dance Mania impresario Parris Mitchell mixes down a new DJ set and sits...

SmartBar Relights The Night – January 15 2015

For the first time in recent memory, SmartBar will be going dark this weekend. The iconic Chicago nightclub will remain closed from January 7th through...

Remembering Frankie. 5 Magazine’s January 2015 Issue

Welcome to 2015 and Issue #114 of 5 Magazine. This month, we remember Frankie Knuckles on what would have been his 60th birthday with David...

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“Godfather of Austin House”: Austin, Texas Honors Jamon Jaleki

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin has declared October 20th "J.A.M.O.N., Godfather of Austin House Day," honoring the late DJ, vocalist and producer who made that city his home.
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