Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Girl Talk's Block Party

Girl Talk made a glorious return to Seattle last week, doing his thing at the Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday night. He opened up the show by noting that Seattle was the only city that he's visited twice this year, (referencing the Chop Suey gig,) and then he let the good times roll for a little over an hour. There were a couple of miscues/sound issues early on, but once Girl Talk gets into the set he's right on his game. And don't thank me, thank this guy.
"The Block Party is a huge, two-day explosion of bands and a unique combination of Seattle Music Community forces including The Stranger, 90.3 KEXP, 107.7 The End, The Vera Project, Neumo’s, Fuzed Music, Mackie and Home Alive, bringing together over 40 bands on 3 stages into the Northwest’s biggest celebration of independent music, art and progressive culture. Partial proceeds from The Block Party benefit Home Alive and The Vera Project. The Vendor section is made up of local independent businesses, indie crafts people, local artists, and various non-profit and political groups. All this takes place on Capitol Hill in Seattle at Pike and Broadway." -capitolhillblockparty.com
Also you can hear a new remix from Trey Told 'Em at myspace, watch some live video from the NYE show in Chicago, and read this interview over at the Stranger:
"Gregg Gillis is the man behind Pittsburgh postmashup party-starting phenomenon Girl Talk. His preferred sampling equipment is a PC laptop. Spencer Manio is a DJ/producer with Seattle's rock-hiphop bastardizers the Saturday Knights. Preferred sampling equipment: Emu sp1200 and a Pioneer CDJ. The Stranger got the two of them together on the phone to talk about ripping people off, choreographing backup dancers, and grunge." -theStranger.com


Ryan of the RSL blog said...

Hehe - you'll love this... Girl Talk getting into trouble up my way. Silly fans who Girl Talk invite up on stage decide it's a great place to piss, puke and pass out! And best yet, they were women. Go Girl Talk!

Mr. Curiosity said...

Hahaha, righteous. I think I'd be more worried if things like that didn't happen at his shows.

wenske said...

This along with the live Hot Chip show at Glastonbury are two of my favorite things you've posted recently. Keep it coming.

Jon/Dance Hall Hips said...

Thanks so much for this. I was at this show and had long since given up looking for a bootleg. I'm excited to hear this! What a great show. He's certainly better live than on CD. The flow and creativity is incomparable.

Anonymous said...

The link for the show doesn't work anymore. Does anybody know where I can find this file? Thanks.