WBEZ | Chrissy Murderbot http://www.wbez.org/tags/chrissy-murderbot Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Legaspi: P4k Day 2: Chrissy Murderbot and Sun Airways http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/2011-07-16/legaspi-p4k-day-2-chrissy-murderbot-and-sun-airways-89255 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-16/IMG_0812.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Special Pitchfork Music Festival Contributor</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Chrissy Murderbot and MC ZULU. Photo by Robert Loerzel." class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-16/IMG_0804.JPG" title="Chrissy Murderbot and MC ZULU. Photo by Robert Loerzel." height="333" width="500"></p><p>It was a bumping start to the heat-drenched Day 2 of Pitchfork on the Blue Stage with DJ/producer Chrissy Murderbot and MC ZULU. &nbsp;Dominique Rowland, who performs as MC ZULU, engaged the crowd with his smooth baritone and reggae/dancehall-influenced flow over Murderbot’s beat-laden tracks.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="MC ZULU. Photo by Robert Loerzel." class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-16/IMG_0812.JPG" title="MC ZULU. Photo by Robert Loerzel." height="333" width="500"></p><p>ZULU dropped political rhymes, coolly messing with cadence; through a bullhorn he chanted the call-to-arms “Anarchy in the neighborhood” yet filtered through that silky baritone the subversion felt a polite suggestion versus a command. &nbsp;Amid the socially-conscious refrains, there was also an element of whimsy, such as when ZULU invited a little boy onstage to dance and they distributed whistles and water to the crowd. He also injected a sense of humor into the mix, ending the set with a non-shout out: “I would like to thank my record label. Oh, wait a minute. I don’t f***ing have one. I make my own!”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Sun Airways. Photo by Robert Loerzel." class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-16/IMG_1246.JPG" title="Sun Airways. Photo by Robert Loerzel." height="333" width="500"></p><p>Sun Airway was a decidedly less exuberant affair. The outfit mined shimmery indie-electro rock, which was stunted initially by a murky mix. While the sound improved halfway through the set, their romantic (“I’ll be there just to lasso you a wind chime” was one such sentiment) tunes began to blend together and lacked dynamics. They performed two new songs from a forthcoming seven-inch, though the songs received similar treatment throughout.</p></p> Sat, 16 Jul 2011 22:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/2011-07-16/legaspi-p4k-day-2-chrissy-murderbot-and-sun-airways-89255 DJ Series: Chrissy Murderbot provides a Pitchfork preview http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-27/dj-series-chrissy-murderbot-provides-pitchfork-preview-87121 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-27/Murderbot Flickr Elevate Festival.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.murderbot.com/" target="_blank">Chrissy Murderbot</a>, aka Chris Shively, likes to bring a wide range of sounds to the decks. He performed several songs for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>, including some tracks from his new release <em>Women’s Studies</em>--the mix has proved popular. Among his other gigs, Murderbot is currently one of the few Chicago acts slated for the 2011 <a href="http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com/" target="_blank">Pitchfork Music Festival</a>.</p><p>He spoke to host Alison Cuddy about how it all began, and where he hopes to take it in the latest installment of <em>Eight Forty-Eight's DJ Series</em>.</p><p><strong>Upcoming Performances</strong>:<br> June 2: Petting Zoo at <a href="http://www.berlinchicago.com/" target="_blank">Berlin Nightclub</a><br> June 6: Dollar Disco at <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/" target="_blank">SmartBar</a><br> July 16: Pitchfork Music Festival with <a href="http://www.mczulu.com/" target="_blank">MC ZULU</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-27/dj-series-chrissy-murderbot-provides-pitchfork-preview-87121