BBC-Radio 1 tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs visits Smart Bar this week for a long-anticipated Big Bass Thursday event. Hobbs is credited with breaking the current wave of dubstep producers through her show on Radio 1 and a highly acclaimed stage at the renowned SONAR festival. This is her first appearance in Chicago and fans can expect to hear choice dubstep cuts and early previews of upcoming releases. Her compilation “Wild Angels” drops next week on Planet Mu Records. Hobbs attacks the decks with MC Zulu and is supported by local favorites Searchl1te and Phaded. (John Alex Colon)
September 10 at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203, 10pm.