It’s hard to believe that Sonotheque has been around for only five years now, considering the impact the club has had on Chicago’s music scene. Arguably no other venue has brought as many innovative artists representing music from all corners of the globe. It’s fitting, then, that for its fifth anniversary, Sonotheque is celebrating with influential indie hip-hop label Stones Throw Records, which has already been throwing bi-monthly events at the club. The label’s forward-thinking founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, will be the headliner, showcasing how a DJ with an ear for the underground can still party-rock the anthems and old-school classics. Sharing the decks with Peanut Butter Wolf will be Arabian Prince, who was an original member of gangsta rap legends N.W.A., but is better known for spinning infectious electro grooves. Also on the bill are Stones Throw wunderkind James Pants and Joe Bryl, Sonothque’s co-owner, music director and talented DJ in his own right. (Al de Leon)
Move celebrates X-Mas and Sonotheque’s Five-Year Anniversary party at Sonotheque, 1444 West Chicago, (312)226-7600, December 21 from 9pm-2am. $10.