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Event Tue Feb 05 2008

For Valentine's Day: Hearts. Flowers. Grindin'.

So, uh, Valentine's Day is next week. And if you know what's in your own best interests, you won't eff it up or fumble the occasion, right? There's plenty of things you could do for your special someone, but if going out dancing factors into your plans, the folks at CHIRP (the Chicago Independent Radio Project) are there to help in the best way possible. For the third year running, they're throwing their FlosstraPROMus V-Day benefit blowout.

The whole thing's going off at the Abbey Pub next Thursday night. As you might've guessed, the event is also a prom-themed celebration. Meaning that you can do Valentine's Day in style AND relive your high school prom night under more auspicious circumstances--starting with better music to dance to. Of course, Flosstradamus will be there to steer the party into high gear. Topping it all off, the organizers have procured the services of nightlife shutterbug Clayton Huack from Everyoneisfamous to provide prom portraits for attendees.

Joining Flosstradamus will be DJ C & Murderbot. Maybe you've caught them around town, recently. The pair are recent transplants to Chicago. DJ C runs the Mashit! label, and for a decade operated as a pioneering figure in Boston's experimental electronic/dance scene. He and his Mashit associates are mainly known for rolling in a rough'n'tumble ragga-jungle and breakcore style; but C's a pretty eclectic and versatile DJ on the decks, and he and Murderbot will be spinning tunes that'll get the evening on the proper track.

Given the theme of the evening, attendees are welcome (and encouraged) to dress "formally"--but of course it's not required. Abbey Pub, Thursday Feb 14, 10:30pm. Admission is $7.

[video]: FlosstraPROMUS 2007 clip
[mp3]: DJ C - "Bouncement" mix set
[links]: Event info on Going and Myspace

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