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posted by July 10 at 11:30 AMon
Girl Talk vs the Trucks
Okay, so this is even less of a “vs” than yesterday’s pairing of Mirah & the Pharmacy, as the Trucks are in fact opening for Gregg “Girl Talk” Gillis on the Neumo’s Stage on Friday, July 27th. The Trucks go on at 11:20, Girl Talk closes things out at midnight.
Girl Talk released what has to be the smartest party album of last year with Night Ripper, his hour long hyper mash up of pretty much every Top 40 hit ever along with the odd snippet of Neutral Milk Hotel and Dat Politics. Not a DJ, Gregg Gillis sweats, strips, and rocks the fuck out on his laptop live, switching up samples and launching delirious new combinations of beats and hooks every other breath. His Seattle debut at Chop Suey (pictured above) was fucking insane. There is no doubt in my mind that Girl Talk will be the highlight of this year’s Block Party. Don’t miss this!
The Trucks play lite electro rock with saucy lyrics about their titty twisters, getting head, and dodging the pervs in the bushes, with some debt to Peaches, Avenue D, DJ Assault, and other purveyors of booty. It’s not the groundbreaking novelty of Girl Talk, but it’s cute.
See the full Capitol Hill Block Party line up here.