Acid Test takes place on the last Wednesday of every month and December’s session features Four Play’s Andrew Emil and Soul Foundation’s Brian Gardner (pictured) alongside residents Stephen P, Tyrel Williams, Blue J and Julian Pena. The DJ format is strictly vinyl—no laptops or CD players—and the gang drops house, techno and acid sounds from start to finish. Emil’s style is a techno-influenced, soulful approach to house music. Gardner spins vocal-fused house tracks with elements of jack and soul. The Smart Bar dance floor is sure to bounce when these two get on the decks. (John Alex Colon)
December 30 at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203, 10pm.