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Girl Talk (Musician)

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    April 21, 2014

    15 Things I Learned at Coachella

    2014 was a year of Coachella firsts for me -- it was my first time camping and not going as press. It was a series of highs and lows all bundled up into one fun, yet exhausting weekend. I'm still coughing up dust, but I can say this was one of the most fun Coachellas I've attended yet. I learn som ... More >>

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    April 19, 2014

    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

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    May 26, 2013

    The Hood Internet on Creating Mashups Without Legal Trouble

    Girl Talk may be a household name when it comes to mashups, but there are so many more talented DJs out there-- 2manyDJs, DJ Earworm, Jaydiohead, among countless others. Most fans that criticize Gregg Gillis for changing songs too quick would appreciate something like Chicago mashup duo The Hood Int ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Nail Master Class with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

    By Liz Tracy Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@Kra ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp

    By Liz Tracy The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching o ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Rusko, Marquee Theatre, 11/11/12

    Rusko @ Marquee Theatre| 11/11/12Last night marked the highly anticipated rescheduled date for English producer/dubstep DJ Christopher Mercer, who performs under the moniker of Rusko. Mercer was unable to perform in May due to illness, according to Steve Levine Entertainment's Facebook event. The he ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Why Would Any Band Play Spokane?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

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    October 6, 2012

    The Hood Internet, Bar Smith, 10/5/12

    Hood Internet @ Bar Smith| 10/5/12Generally speaking, the later someone stays out, the more fun they have soaking up the local nightlife. This isn't always the case, though -- if you stay out all night and pass out on a stranger's floor, you probably aren't having the best of times. Staying out a li ... More >>

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    September 30, 2012

    Sound Wave Music Festival/Red Bull Thre3style Massive at Big Surf, 9/29/12

    Sound Wave Music Festival & Red Bull Thre3style Massive: Calvin Harris, Z-Trip, Switch, Adventure Club, Crizzly, and Others at Big Surf | 9/29/12 The third time was most definitely the charm for the Sound Wave Music Festival. The inaugural edition of the electronic dance music massive back in April ... More >>

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    July 21, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: The Hood Internet

    See also: Isaiah Toothtaker Discusses the Hood Internet-Produced Tooth Wavy It's been tough for us to stop spinning Toothy Wavy, the collaboration among Tucson-based Isaiah Toothtaker, Max B, and The Hood Internet, so it only makes sense that we'd wind up spending a some time with The Hood Internet ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Five Music Festivals That Aren't Coachella

    Yeah, we're bummed that we didn't get tickets to Coachella. But there's is no need to panic. There are high-priced, shirtless concertgoer-attracting festivals all over the nation. (Not the mention that with South By Southwest and Coachella run-off, the Southwest's concert calendar is looking pretty ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012: Beck Is Back, Jack White to Perform Solo

    Sasquatch! Music Festival​Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights and Tenacious D will be headlining Sasquatch! Music Festival this year.Kudos to the good people of Sasquatch for digging Beck out of the grave. Hopefully this means he's finally got some new material. Beirut, Girl Talk, The R ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Ludachrist at UK Thursdays, 1/26/12

    Ludachrist UK Thursday at School of Rock Thursday, January 26 The scene: Two dudes in plaid vests, decorative cross necklaces dangling from their necks. The song: "Jump," by Kriss Kross, colliding with "Ass" by Big Sean, then samples of Nicki Minaj fading into AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Boom. The ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Five Reasons Why You Love Rick Springfield

    ​Singer/actor Rick Springfield is on the road once again, which can only mean one thing: it's time to get nostalgic. Watch your favorite episodes of General Hospital and break out your hottest '80s gear.I walked passed one of his outdoor shows in Florida about two weeks ago and I have to ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Six Misleading Band Names

    You might be misjudging Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr... except for the whole race car theme. ​Growing up you were always told not to judge a book by its cover, but judging a band by its name? That's pretty easy. The Black Keys? They're blues rock, of course. Spice Girls? The poppiest pop imaginable. ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Lollapalooza: "It Was 20 Years Ago Today..."

    ​It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Girl Talk at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria VassettGirl Talk performs live in Tempe.​Girl TalkMarquee Theatre in TempeWednesday, March 23, 2011You know that moment at a Pixies show when the first wooooo-ewwww of "Where Is My Mind?" kicks in and the old grungers in the crowd go crazy? Or that instant where the tween girls with love Mil ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    St. Patrick's Day Celtic Punk Cash-In's, Foster The People, Toro Y Moi, Girl Talk and More in This Week's Issue

    Flogging Molly will play a green-themed show at Tempe Town Lake today.​Top o' the mornin' to ya! It's Ireland's national holiday, and this year it's a splendid day to spend in church, praying to ol' Patrick, the mighty saint who cured our isle of snakes ages ago. What's that, you plan to take off ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys Headlining Bonnaroo

    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival​ Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, and The Black Keys will be headlining the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for its 10th year, according to the Bonnaroo website.The good people who run Bonnaroo have put together a bomb-ass lineup. Other artists confir ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Official Lineup Announced

    ​In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 28, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    ​Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Gregg Gillis Is Not a Musician or: Why You Won't Find Girl Talk's All Day In My Top 25 Albums of 2010

    Does this photo make Gregg Gillis elligible for the NBA All-Star team?​As I was compiling my soon-to-be-revealed list of the Top 25 Albums of 2010, the toughest decision I faced was where, if anywhere, to place Girl Talk's All Day on said list. It was certainly one of the most talked about release ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Eastside Records, Girl Talk, Kinch, and More in This Week's Issue

    Benjamin LeathermanEastside Records, a local shop that will unfortunately soon become a memory.​The rumors are true: local record store Eastside Records will be closing up shop at the end of the year. Although they haven't been hosting wild shows since the mid-90s, they've still got an impressive ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Girl Talk: The Full New Times Interview

    ​This week's print edition of Phoenix New Times ran a shortened version of an interview with Gregg Gillis, a.k.a Girl Talk, the mashup mastermind who will tear the Marquee Theatre apart brick by brick on March 23.As promised, here's the full transcript of that interview -- all 4,200 words of it.

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    December 7, 2010

    5 Ways to Celebrate Gregg Gillis/Girl Talk Day

    I'm Gregg Gillis. I have my own day.​December 7 is a memorable day for a pretty big reason, but Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto wants some recognition for something completely different. He has proposed to sponsor a resolution declaring today "Gregg Gillis Day" in honor of Gillis' exploits ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    Girl Talk - All Day​As we inch towards December -- traditionally a graveyard for non-Christmas related new releases -- the weekly roster of new music becomes dangerously slim. Some of the more notable new releases in this week's lineup include yet another Glee volume, a new Black Eyed Pe ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Mashup Breakdown Interactively Lists Every Sample from Latest Girl Talk Album All Day

    Let Mashup Breakdown help you figure out Girl Talk's All Day​It's been a week since Gregg Gillis released his fourth Girl Talk album, All Day. Surely you've had ample time to analyze the album and figure out every single sample Gillis used, right?Yeah, good one, pal.Well, if you're not that metic ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    New Girl Talk Album All Day Available for Free Download

    ​According to conventional wisdom, Mondays often suck. Today is not one of those Mondays, thanks to a goofy white dude from Pittsburgh named Gregg.Seemingly out of nowhere, Gregg Gillis has made his fourth Girl Talk album, All Day, freely available via illegal-art.net.Do you like Jay-Z r ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Dookie and the Peak of Profitable Cheap Plastic, Not Music or Culture

    One of the things I like most about New Times Music Editor Martin Cizmar is disagreeing with him. We've had some fun arguments and discussions on music, culture, the role of the press and even Eazy E. Which is why I felt compelled to write this post completely and unequivocally disagreeing with his ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    July 27, 2009

    Karen O, Daft Punk Movie Music, Winehouse's Husband Dishes on Drugs, Girl Talk and Jenny Lewis at Wanderlust

    Pitchfork: New Karen O, Daft Punk Movie Music? Pitchfork: Islands Reveal LP Cover, Tour Dates, Phoenix Included Electric Mustache: Video: Motel Motel "Coffee" Idolator: Nobody Is Happy About Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" Idolator: Chris Brown Might Want To Send Jill And Kevin A Wedding Present NME ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    New Wavves Song Available on Sendspace

    As you might have picked up from my column last week, I think Wavves is one of the most interesting bands out at the moment. So I was pretty excited to read they've got a new song out, even if:a) They're still canceling shows due to Nathan Williams broken wrist.b) The song in question is called "Mic ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Hoodlums Music Screens Girl Talk Documentary For Free

    Hoodlums Music, at 6434 S. McClintock in Tempe, will be screening RiP! a remix manifesto for free Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Here's a bit from the movie's promotional materials:In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information ag ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    Do the Rights Thing

    Doc walks the walk in corporate-copyright battle

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    April 28, 2009

    Austin City Limits Jumps on Festival Bandwagon, Announces Lineup

    Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup Officially Announced

    Coachella's 2009 official lineup is officially out -- as of 3:15 this morning, says Michael Lopez. Here it is: Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Knux, Fleet Foxes, Lupe Fiasco (that's, in order, five of my 10 favorite records of 2008) plus The Black Keys, Late of the Pier, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gasligh ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Pittsburgh's 10 Greatest Musicians

    Last week we brought you a debate over the best Arizona musicians of all time after Arizona Premiere Living put out a list that includes Mr. Mister but not Stevie Nicks. Turns out, there are so many great musicians from Arizona it's impossible to fit them all on to a top 10 list. With the Arizona C ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Round Up: Best Of Our Best Of Lists

    Happy New Year! Up on the Sun and Phoenix New Times have had a lot of lists for you over the past month. Like, more than we can count. Just in case you missed some, here are a few of our favorites:Phoenix's best records of 2008: The best 10 records released in this town last year, including Kinch,  ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Fop Star

    Victorian dandy meets 21st-century Beck -- in one stylin' suit

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    October 18, 2007

    Southwestern Comfort

    Cool sounds + cool temps = coolio

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    January 4, 2007
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