When: Sat., March 13, 12 p.m. 2010
For the past few years Clayton Hauck—the guy behind the nightlife photography site Everyone Is Famous and a contributor to the Reader's new Photo Pit feature—has thrown himself a public birthday party that doubles pretty effectively as a survey of Chicago hipster club culture. Pretty much everyone on the schedule for this dance-music marathon has spun with, collaborated with, or remixed everyone else on the list. Being that this is a party above all, the roster is packed with DJs that favor ass-shaking over head-nodding. Nick Catchdubs, the lone out-of-towner on the bill, is best known as cofounder of the dance-heavy Fool's Gold label—home to Kid Sister and Flosstradamus—but his DJ sets include everything from radio rap to 90s alt-rock. The Dark Wave Disco team keeps things goth-friendly with mixes that pull together electro, house, and stuff like EBM and industrial. Kid Color and Black Holes have been drawing attention from the nightlife crowd recently, the former with a concentration on retro-inspired disco and the latter with work like a housed-up remix of Hollywood Holt's "Caked Up." Also on the bill: Flosstradamus, the Hood Internet, Matt Roan, Willy Joy, Million Dollar Mano, Mic Terror, Hollywood Holt, Bald E, Frankie Banks, Moneypenny, Skyler, Major Taylor, Marco Morales, Just Desserts, Team Bayside High, Capcom, and many more. 18+ —Miles Raymer
Price: Free before 10 PM and $5 after (ages 21 and up) or free before 5 PM and $10 after (ages 18-20).