Posted in music | pictures on August 11, 2008

most of the photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

I know Girl Talk doesn't write the music that makes his set magical. He (Gregg Gillis) just mixes the songs together in a good way. He also creates the perfect visual party experience to go with it. Everyone I talked to that saw him at All Points West on Friday agreed that it was one of the best sets of the weekend. The stage was packed with people dancing, and so was the field. Not the most environmentally friendly artist at the Radhioead and Jack Johnson-headlined 'green festival', but the large plastic blow up things and toilet paper shooting into the wild crowd just made it that much more of a fun and debaucherous spectacle.

I've seen Girl Talk a bunch of times and I liked the bigger outdoor festival show way better than the the small cramped ones, or maybe Greg just got better at it. Or maybe a festival, where Girl Talk is just one of many acts, is better because of the variety. Regardless, his next NYC show was just announced. And it's big, and hopefully it will be just as fun...

GIRL TALK
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE DEATH SET, CX KiDTRONiK & HEARTS OF DARKNESSES

SAT. NOV. 15 • 8:30 PM @ TERMINAL 5
$20 advance tickets are on sale Friday August 15 at noon.
This new date comes at the end of his fall tour. More APW (August 8, 2008) pics below...

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Bao Nguyen also took some pictures at this show...

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Girl Talk @ APW

Photos Bao took at Lollapalooza one weekend earlier are HERE.

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Comments (31)

Agreed. Girl Talk's show was killer.

Look forward to his return in Nov.

Posted by Blumpkin Vagina Platypus | August 11, 2008 12:44 PM

That show was bananas!!!!

Posted by BTW | August 11, 2008 12:46 PM

Is that Rick Ta Life crowd surfing in the 2nd picture?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:53 PM

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Posted by gwen stefani | August 11, 2008 12:53 PM

Girl talk killed it. Thank you ecstasy.

Posted by Dog Shit Taco | August 11, 2008 12:55 PM

I was wondering what all the fuss was about when Underworld was playing....

I was hearing Weezer at one point then I was like....... is this for real?

This show will probably sell out then another date will be added before Mogwai even sells out T5 show....shame shame shame

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | August 11, 2008 1:00 PM

Yeah its funny that more people were at Girl Talk then Underworld... who is the real version of the genre...

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:19 PM

i was watching from afar (in line for food across from the stage) and that distance made for a pretty hilarious view of all the crazy

Posted by sarah | August 11, 2008 1:31 PM

ricktalifeonahorse.com

no shit!

haha

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:44 PM

20 bux? no thanks...

I want to see a BAND sweat and hammer out the music they love. not this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:45 PM

It's criminal that Andrew Bird's set was on at the same time as Girl Talk's.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:50 PM

BORING.

APW's line up was a major disappointment. Only Radiohead really shined.

CSS? Girl Talk? come on.

Did you even here the dude from New Pornographers talk between sets?

Annoying as fuck.

Underworld was pretty good if you're from that era.

Radiohead as always was...no joke.

Posted by Yoda | August 11, 2008 1:57 PM

I watched the last 15 minutes from the back, AFTER Underworld finished, who were absolutely amazing, and I don't get the hype. Basically he's just using a laptop to create 'Paul's Boutique' or 'It Takes a Nation of Millions...' without the rapping. There's also Akufen and/or The Field already doing this in techno with way more innovation. This guy is a hack, and you're all a bunch of hipster zombies who just follow the crowd. You should've come on over and seen Underworld and watched how the big boys roll!

Posted by Brian | August 11, 2008 2:01 PM

i get that the festival setting was great for Girl Talk's set with the open field, but i don't know how well it will translate to the huge cavernous Terminal 5.

i've been to his smaller shows at webster and studio B and the best part is the proximity to him and the crowds on the stage.

this show will sell well but i think the intimacy will be lost and if he continues to tour, might have to play smaller venues over multiple dates

Posted by jkov | August 11, 2008 2:12 PM

girl in pink shirt, silver skirt, gets fucked by me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 2:26 PM

"Is that Rick Ta Life crowd surfing in the 2nd picture?"

Brilliant

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 2:29 PM

Tix are ONSALE

Posted by Chris | August 11, 2008 2:46 PM

dog shit taco

are you lindsay lohan?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 2:58 PM

Nice thanks for the heads up on tickets.

No, why would I be Lindsay Lohan?

Posted by Dog Shit Taco | August 11, 2008 3:11 PM

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 4:25 PM

how does he get away with using songs, beats and samples that aren't his?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 6:14 PM

short clip of the beginning of his set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnVoyrEbrPY

Posted by D | August 11, 2008 6:42 PM

Posted by Johnny | August 11, 2008 6:48 PM

I can't believe Andre J was on that fucking stage!

Posted by Kaos | August 11, 2008 11:57 PM

"Did you even here the dude from New Pornographers talk between sets?

Annoying as fuck"

hahaha..thats exactly why i left their set.

Posted by blunts | August 12, 2008 9:55 AM

I don't think he has gotten better so much as he goes completely nuts on a festival stage. Webster/Bowery last year was pretty weak I thought(compared), and Virgin fest was months earlier and probabaly the best Girl Talk set I have ever seen, including APW, which was fucking nuts.

Posted by zatzbatz | August 12, 2008 10:15 AM

this was CRAZY

terminal 5 is going to be FUCKING OFF THE WALL!!

re:new pornographers banter... do you really think every band playing has time to watch all of the other bands? how naive are you? they weren't even on the same stage. girl talk was probably busy with backstage partying and/or getting his dick sucked

Posted by eareilrjea | August 12, 2008 9:46 PM

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