Sure, it’s been a minute since Crobar was musically relevant in this city, but from time-to-time they do sneak in a surprise booking here or there to supplement their cheddar guest hosts (see: reality TV, Playmates) and dubious commercial remix/proggy-house lineups. House legend Erick Morillo and Dutch electro-rogue Jamie Fanatic recently dropped by, and tonight, another global superstar materializes to grace Crobar’s balcony DJ booth: French disco/house heavyweight Bob Sinclar. Breaking through with a Jane Fonda-sampling house gem alongside Thomas Bangalter, Sinclar (Christophe Le Friant) was already established as a dance heavyweight in his home country of France—his Yellow Productions label putting out sexy grooves by the likes of Kid Loco, DJ Cam and Dimitri from Paris since 1993. Over time, his discography would grow to include the popular Africanism projects, award-winning remixes and collaborations with the likes of Ian Pooley and Jamiroquai, and six albums, including 2006’s “Western Dream,” which included the feel-good dance-floor smash “World Hold On (Children of the Sky).” With a day off for Memorial Day, you can expect to dance all night to a rare set from the smooth disco-laced mind of a master. Oh, and wear your whites. (Duke Shin)
Headlining DJ Bob Sinclar joins Big Ali for the White Party, at Crobar, 1543 North Kingsbury, (312)266-1900, on May 25, 9pm-4am. $30.