Girl Talk (Musician)

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    May 20, 2013

    Black Moth Super Rainbow at Bluebird, 5/17/13

    BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/17/13 Near the end of its set, Black Moth Super Rainbow performed "Sun Lips," one of its signature older songs. While some people sang along a bit earlier in the show, it seemed like everyone up front knew the words to this particular song and sang alo ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: The ten best inflatable animals, blow-up dolls and other party props

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Sure, they're inflatable, but just the same. These are some of the ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase intial acts revealed

    It's coming. You ready? Save the date: Saturday, June 22. That's when we'll be taking over the Golden Triangle once again for the nineteenth annual edition of Westword Music Showcase presented by Miller Lite. You know the deal. More bands than you can consume in one sitting, spread across a dozen st ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    January 28, 2013

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Another week, another swell roster of music in the Mile High City. From the bacchanalian throwback debauchery of the Darkness, who will be invading the Summit Music Hall, to the lyrical thriftiness of Macklemore, who is set to headline Icelantic's second annual edition of Winter on the Rocks, there ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Ten best concerts of the summer

    Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested, seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment, but whatever. The Taste of Colorado has foist its parade of also-rans upon us and Phish has now come and gone, bo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Ru with a view: A mainstage travelogue from our Westword Music Showcase emcee, Ru Johnson

    Because I live in the club district, for me, the Westword Music Showcase started around 5 p.m. the day before and went on through the evening. Outside my window, the workers toiled and clanged away throughout the night, building the production. By morning, there was a complete stage, and the heat wa ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    The weekend's best live bets: The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase 2012

    Welcome to the weekend! You made it. And of course, this is not just any weekend. It's the Westword Music Showcase weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! So with that in mind, here's a rundown of what you have in store tomorrow afternoon/evening on the main stage. Be sure to check out this page for a full rund ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 21, 2012

    Summer Guide 2012: Things to do June 21-27

    We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk on how his sets have become more complicated over the years

    Girl Talk (due this Saturday, June 23 on the Westword Music Showcase Main Stage) started when Gregg Gillis was earning his degree in biomedical engineering. Eventually Girl Talk took up enough of Gillis's time to become a full time endeavor. Although influenced in part by early mash-ups, Gillis was ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase schedule

    Okay, time to officially start getting excited now. The annual Westword Music Showcase is a little more than a week away. Did you pick up your tickets yet? If not, you can still get them at the discounted rate. Prices go up day of the show. By now, you've already seen the lineup of who's playing the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 8-10, 2012

    Down to your last ten dollars? Don't worry, there are plenty of things you can do this weekend that cost a Hamilton or less. Gawk at a performance artist living in a box, usher in summer at a dance party, or pretend you're in Paris at a Francophile craft party. You might even have some money left ov ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Westword Music Showcase: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe presents a Tribute to the Beastie Boys!

    If you haven't picked up your tickets to the Westword Music Showcase yet, here's another reason to get on it: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe presents a Tribute to the Beastie Boys at this year's Showcase. This is going to be absolutely sick! Page down to see what you have in store. If this isn't the be ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Today is the last day to get discounted tickets for the 2012 Westword Music Showcase!

    Reminder: Today is the last day to get discounted tickets for the 2012 Westword Music Showcase. If you haven't noticed, this year's lineup is stacked. Thought Chromeo and Ghostland Observatory brought it before? When Girl Talk closes out the mainstage, we have no doubt he'll make past years seem lik ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Westword Music Showcase 2012: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears announced

    See Also: • Westword Music Showcase headliners revealed • Baywood added to Westword Music Showcase • Win a VIP upgrade to this year's Showcase for you and a friend The 2012 edition of the Westword Music Showcase is getting closer and closer. You getting stoked? We are! Even more so today as w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Baywood added to Westword Music Showcase

    The date for this year's Westword Music Showcase is coming up fast, and while we're still putting together the all-star local lineup (seriously, this is shaping up to be the best one yet), we have another headliner to announce: Baywood, the funtastical duo featuring former Single File bassist, Joe G ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Westword Music Showcase headliners revealed

    It's that time again. This year's edition of Westword Music Showcase is quickly approaching...okay, so it's not actually taking place until Saturday, June 23, so maybe it's not approaching that quickly. But still, it's time to start getting amped: For one, tickets go sale on Monday, March 5, so you' ... More >>

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    January 28, 2012

    Review: RJD2 at Bluebird Theater, 1/27/12

    RJD2 @ BLUEBIRD THEAER | 1/27/12Is it just us, or does RJD2 look more like R2D2 every time we see him? Last night, when he took to the small, technology-overwhelmed stage of the Bluebird, the DJ/producer was barely recognizable behind a Daft Punk-style robot mask and the sound effects box strapped t ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Girl Walk // All Day director Jacob Krupnick on the mash-up of Rick Ross and ballet

    Girl Walk // All Day star Anne Marsen​It's like a mash-up of mash-up: The film Girl Walk // All Day takes the manic moods of remix master Girl Talk's 2010 record, All Day, and pairs it with a story of Girl and her city, told through dance. In advance of tomorrow's screening at the Denver Fil ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Paper Diamond added to Outside Lands

    ​Paper Diamond's stock just rose significantly. The Boulder-based act led by Alex B. (aka Alex Botwin) of Pnuma Trio and Elm and Oak, has been added to the Outside Lands festival happening a few weekends from now in San Francisco. Have you seen the lineup? He'll be in some pretty impressive c ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass announces line-up

    Wynton Marsalis​Jazz Aspen Snowmass, which has been going strong for the last two decades, announced the line-up for its twenty-first season. The June Festival's headliners include Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Jennifer Hudson (June 26). Raul Midon, Richard Bona and Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingst ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Girl Talk's Greg Gillis on whether or not his new album "broke the Internet" as alleged

    ​Girl Talk is a phenomenon. Who knew this one time biomedical engineer would breathe fresh life into the mash-up movement? Although pioneers such as Z-Trip and Kraftwerk were blending samples long before Greg Gillis - who performs under the Girl Talk moniker -- stepped on the scene, for some r ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Girl Talk releases new album for free

    Sarah Cass​In keeping with his own tradition of giving away music, Gregg Gillis, better known to the world as Girl Talk, has released his fifth album, All Day, for free download today. 2008's Feed the Animals came with a similar purchasing premise -- the famed Radiohead-style "pay-as-you-wish" ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Disco Biscuits, Girl Talk, Korn shows announced

    Disco Biscuits​After selling out shows at Red Rocks and the Ogden Theatre this past summer, Philadelphia's Disco Biscuits is slated to return to the area for back-to-back nights at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14, followed by two more nights at the Ogden Thea ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Z-Trip on simultaneously being a DJ, performance artist and well-polished anomaly

    ​Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is widely regarded as the pioneering "godfather of mash ups." Way back before Girl Talk or The Hood Internet were even out of high school, Sciacca was out there mixing everything from Rush and The Beastie Boys to Jane's Addiction and Jay-Z. He spit out hi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theatre

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with boyhollow

    Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: The Avalanches' Since I Left You

    I'm not going to lie: The first time I heard "Frontier Psychiatrist" I thought it was one of the most annoying songs I'd ever heard. This was because it was released in the year 2000, when I was working at shitty chain record store and being pummeled with the likes of The Crystal Method, The Prodigy ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    The 10 most popular Backbeat stories of 2009

    ​It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular stories from the Backbeat blog.

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    September 15, 2009

    Monolith 2009: The Ten Best Photos

    Joe Tone​ As the Guy Who Sits in the Media Tent and Updates Our Live Music Fest Coverage, there are two perks to my job: 1. Proximity to free food. 2. Opportunity to pick which photos we use in our slideshows and live-review blogs. Monolith, like Mile High before it, served up scores of ph ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    $99 two-day Monolith Festival passes released

    ​If you haven't yet scored tickets for the Monolith Festival, which is just over a week off, now might be the ideal time to get them and save a few bucks. Esurance, one of the festivals sponsors, just released a block of 400 $99 two-day passes (no service fees) that are only available for the next ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Get Monolith tickets without fees

    Update: Early bird tickets are gone. If you snoozed, you losed (yes, we know that's not a word, but "lost" didn't rhyme). On a related note, Monolith, which added Chromeo to the line-up last week, earned a nod from Outside Magazine as one of the best summer music fests. Yay, Monolith!For a limited ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    From Mile High to Monolith, breaking down Denver's summer music fests

    The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    A Creative Class

    Join Denver Open Media for a discussion of culture.

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    November 20, 2008

    Friday Night Fever

    Three free shows heat up Keystone’s early season.

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    November 4, 2008

    This Just In 11/6-11/12

    Umphrey's McGee returns to Colorado for a three-show run in January. Umphrey's McGee has played here so many times over the last few years that you'd almost think the guys were from here rather than from Chicago. The band revisits our state right after its new studio album, Mantis , hits the street ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Live Review: teamAwesome! with the Pseudo Dates at the Lion's Lair

    Photo: Tom Murphy The Pseudo Dates The Pseudo Dates and teamAWESOME! Sunday, July 27, 2008 Lion’s Lair Better Than: The average benefit show put together to raise awareness. I didn’t get to the Lion’s Lair in time for the drag show, but, frankly, drag shows aren’t my thing, so it’s ju ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    B.Side Lounge

    Maybe size does count.

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    July 18, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (7/12/08-7/18/08)

    Here's a convenient one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were anxiously exercising your fingers in anticipation of Jimi Hendrix's announced contributions to an upcoming installment of the Guitar Hero series...

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    July 17, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Rolling on the River

    As the old saying goes, you should always be careful what you ask for – because you just might get it. Last weekend, on the heels of my column about finding ways to include kids in the world of live music – and just after catching the life-changing, rule-shattering live show of Girl Talk – I ... More >>

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    July 12, 2008

    Live Review: Girl Talk, teamAWESOME at Fox Theatre

    photo: Crow Norlander Why do we get the feeling that this is going to turn into the pants off dance off by the end of the night?. Girl Talk, teamAWESOME Friday, July 11 2008 Fox Theatre Better Than: Keeping some of the best moments of pop music to yourself Whether up on the highly prized stage ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008


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    July 19, 2007

    Staking Out Tokyo Police Club

    Canadas latest buzz band has the blogosphere under arrest.

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    May 31, 2007

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    May 24, 2007

    Girl Talk

    Gregg Gillis cant understand what all the fuss is about.

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    January 4, 2007
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