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Weekend Dance Party: Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap

By Jake Guidry in Arts & Entertainment on May 19, 2011 8:20PM

Wolf-Lamb-vs-Soul-Clap-DJ-Kicks.jpg Many great DJs come through Chicago on a weekly basis, but there's only about four or five times a year when something as special as Friday's Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap show at Smart Bar goes down. Tomorrow's show is one of the most anticipated DJ sets of the year, and all signs point toward some sort of riots taking place on the dance floor (the friendly kind).

Touring off the release of their DJ-Kicks collaboration on !K7, Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap comprise one of those bills that makes everyone do a double-take and say "Wow, I'm going to that." The two groups hail from Brooklyn and Boston, respectively, and have keen ears for all things soul, R&B, funk, house, minimal and beyond, and it all coalesces on their 27-track DJ-Kicks compilation. For those who have listened to the release, it's clear the two outfits are masters of their craft, and tomorrow's 5+ hour show at Smart Bar will be one of those marathon events you'll want to get to early and stay late. It's a rare event to see two major acts collaborate right in front of one's eyes, so we suggest you take advantage.

Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap is tomorrow, May 20, at Smart Bar, 10p.m., $10+, 21+