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DJ / Dance Fri Dec 16 2011

Chrissy Murderbot and Machinedrum Turn Every Friday Into a Humpday!


One of the most enjoyable shows of the year 2011 A.D. in the Georgian calendar was Chrissy Murderbot and Machinedrum at Chicago's dance institution Smart Bar. Separately Murderbot and Machinedrum are both a treat for your mind and booty but when together they feed off each others energy and unlock a cheat code for the universe. Colors become more vibrant, smells wisk you way in Proustian revelries, and every Gluteus maximus on the dancefloor maximizes it's jiggle radius by 15 degrees. Their explorations of 160 BPM+ no cares happy hardcore and footwork dance music are a sure fire bet to put a bounce in your Friday step.

Earlier this month both Murderbot and Machinedrum played back to back at Boiler Room TV. Those modern digital historians at Boiler Room have put both of their sets online for us to enjoy. Follow the links below to stream into a world of bass and jiggle.

Chrissy Murderbot 40min mix for Boiler Room

Machinedrum 50 Min Mix for Boiler Room

Or just skip the stream and download the mixes for free from iTunes

Download Chrissy Murderbot's mix from iTunes

Download Machinedrum's mix from iTunes

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ferima / December 16, 2011 5:48 PM

"Colors become more vibrant, smells wisk you way in Proustian revelries, and every Gluteus maximus on the dancefloor maximizes it's jiggle radius by 15 degrees." Wow wish I was there sounds awesome!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


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Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
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Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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