Girl Talk @ Egyptian Room – MOKB/Live Nation Present

MOKB & Live Nation Present:

Girl Talk

w/ Special Guests

Friday August 26, 2011

Egyptian Room at Old National Center – All Ages

For Gregg Gillis, the Girl Talk project has always been about embracing pop music. On his fourth album, Feed The Animals, Girl Talk celebrates pop to the extreme and continues his sonic evolution towards his party-infested live shows. The new album, which took two years to make, sees Gillis collecting material that was developed as part of his ever-changing live show. Using 300 samples in over 50 minutes, Gillis has created his most heavy-hitting, party-centric album yet. Throughout eight years of dedicating himself to creating sample-based music, Gillis has focused on the art of sampling and developing new tracks that have their own character, and surpass the original elements. He has refined his skill and technique and challenged himself with each new release, and in turn Gillis has solidified a specific musical identity and successfully created a particular style of music on record and in a live setting that excites listeners and makes them hungry for more.

Girl Talk has been known to underground audiences for several years, but it wasn’t until 2006 with the release of Night Ripper that Girl Talk received recognition for his innovations and crossed over catching the attention of a much larger audience. Rolling Stone, SPIN, Blender, Pitchfork, and more included Night Ripper in their “best albums of 2006″ lists and Girl Talk was solicited for remixes by artists including Beck, Tokyo Police Club, Grizzly Bear, Simian Mobile Disco, Peter Bjorn & John, and Of Montreal. From Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips nominating him for the Shortlist Music Prize to Representative Mike Doyle speaking about him to Congress (in relation to copyright laws), Gillis has quickly emerged from his underground Pittsburgh roots and become a public figure.

Many would be surprised to learn that prior to the release of Night Ripper, Girl Talk would play shows to 0 to 30 people in half-empty basements. He’d play those shows like he was playing to thousands, but only few knew what a Girl Talk live show was really all about. Now it is widely known that Girl Talk performances oftentimes feature the stage being mobbed with a sweaty mass of dancers who surround Gillis as he triggers samples and creates mixes, new and old, out of loops from his hard drive. Such performances have quickly become one of the most entertaining and exhilarating live shows many have experienced as Girl Talk has the extraordinary ability to get the crowd ecstatic and keep the thrill going for the entire concert. In the past two years, Girl Talk has been be booked by major festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Virgin, All Points West, Pitchfork, DEMF, etc.) and with roughly 200 live shows over the last couple of years, Gillis has consistently played larger venues to capacity crowds (every date on his 2007 North American tour with Dan Deacon sold out).

With a new studio album on the way, Girl Talk has dropped a boatload of North American tour dates. The endeavor launches shortly following the start of 2011 and will see the DJ on the road for the better part of two-and-a-half straight months. You can peep the entire itinerary below.

Getting back to that new album, Girl Talk mastermind Greg Gillis recently told Pitchfork that the followup to 2008′s Feed the Animals is “his longest and most complex” effort to date. Spanning 65 minutes, the record will include samples ranging from Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Soulja Boy to Aphex Twin, Supergrass, and Fugazi. “I’m trying to make something that’s really, really complicated and has material that jumps around as far as possible in genre and style but, when you ultimately listen to it, it sounds like one cohesive piece of music. ”

Neither a title nor release date have been announced, but Gillis said the effort will be out by “the end of the year.”

Girl Talk 2010/2011 Tour Dates:

11/12 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

11/19 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Hot Festival

11/20 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Planeta Terra Festival

12/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

12/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

12/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

01/05 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

01/06 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

01/07 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

01/08 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

01/10 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

01/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

01/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

01/15 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium

01/17 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

01/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

01/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay

01/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

01/22 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium

01/24 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium

01/25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

01/27 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo

01/28 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

01/29 – Richmond, VA @ The National

01/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head

02/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

02/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

02/05 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

02/24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

02/25 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s

02/26 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

02/28 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

03/01 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

03/03 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

03/04 – Chicago, IL @ Congress

03/07 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum

03/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

03/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

03/14 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater

03/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

03/17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

03/18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

03/19 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

03/22 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

03/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee

On sale Friday, July 22, at 10 AM EST at:

Live, Murat Box Office at Old National Centre, and all Ticketmaster Outlets.

Tickets are $25 ADV /

$40 Combo ticket with Ghostland Observatory show

That’s right! For $40 you can see Girl Talk at the Egyptian Room on Friday night and Ghostland Observatory at IM (Red Bull Indianapolis GP Qualification Day) on Saturday Night. Sick Deal!

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