Thursday To-Do: Girl Talk | Rock Candy

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday To-Do: Girl Talk

Posted By on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 9:44 AM

unknown.jpg


GIRL TALK
9 p.m., Revolution. $15.

Despite what you may have heard, Girl Talk isn't sold out. All advance tickets are gone, but Revolution has reserved 100 that'll be available when the doors open at 7 p.m. Better get there earlier, the hordes are sure to descend. And for what exactly? To see Greg Gillis, a 27-year-old former biomedical engineer, push buttons on his laptop and dance spasmodically? Well, yeah, sort of. But don't discount the spasmodic dancing. Watch a clip of a past show on YouTube; whether it's by stripping down to his underwear, lighting things on fire or employing synchronized dancers, Gillis knows how to get a party hype. But even more than the chance to see a skinny white dude in his skivvies, the crowds come because Gillis pushes dance floor populism to previously unimagined heights. On his latest, widely-beloved album, “Feed the Animals,” he sampled snippets of some 320 different songs, layering bits of Huey Lewis on top of Lil Mama, Temple of the Dog on Lil Wayne and T.I. over Sinead O'Connor — and that's just on the first song. It's attention-deprived and omnivorous, perfect for the web sprawl that seems to dominate our era. Surprisingly danceable, too. The electro-pop duo Mad Happy opens.

Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Midterm Recap Edition

    Midterm election results, ballot initiatives and the emergence of Baker Kurrus in the Little Rock mayoral race — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • May 25, 2018
  • The Dark Money Edition

    The coming primary and judicial elections, especially the dark money flowing into a race for an Arkansas Supreme Court position; also Leslie Rutledge and the ballot initiative process and the Razorbacks and War Memorial.
    • May 18, 2018
  • The Leslie Rutledge Sovereign Immunity Trap Edition

    The Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, sovereign immunity and Leslie Rutledge and the Little Rock mayoral race — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • May 11, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation