One week after the release of her new album, “Dust,” Ellen Allien visits Smart Bar in one of three exclusive U.S. tour dates. The fashion designer, remixer and BPitch Control label boss followed up 2008’s blissfully minimal “Sool” with familiar tech-house environs, this time injecting melodic synth patterns, haunting vocals and elements of pop and glitch. Currently touring in support of Dust, Ellen brings her DJ skills and a wealth of techno, electro and house gems to the prized North Side booth. This is the official afterparty for the LCD Soundsystem show at the Metro and a pre-party for the Movement festival in Detroit. Get an early start on your Memorial Day weekend and check out this special event with Ellen Allien and capable Smart Bar regulars, Blue J and Tyrell Williams. (John Alex Colon).
May 26 at Smart Bar, 3730 North Clark, (773)549-0203.