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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pick of the Day: Girl Talk

Posted on Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

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If you listen to Girl Talk’s All Day, you’ll hear 373 samples cleverly woven into a puzzle of danceable pop prescribed for the Adderall set. If you listen to Girl Talk talk, you’ll hear words like “debaucherous,” “recontextualized,” and “Plunderphonics” (a musical concept introduced in composer John Oswald’s 1985 essay subtitled “Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative”) woven into eloquent sentences about copyrights, fair use law, and manipulating listeners’ personal connections with songs. Born Gregg Michael Gillis in 1981, Girl Talk has become a phenomenon by taking a concept and sprinting with it. Whether he’s mashing a multitude of sounds into an epic album or dancing with stage-storming fans at his notoriously participatory concerts, Girl Talk is all about the party — and everyone’s invited. $23.10-$46.19; 7:30pm Sat, Aug 4; WhiteWater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels, (830) 964-3800, whitewaterrocks.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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