Girl Talk, Grand Buffet, and Skymall perform Saturday, February 2, at Studio A, 60 NE 11th St, Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets cost $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Those 18 and older are welcome with ID. Call 305-358-7625, or visit www.studioamiami.com.
Pittsburgh might not be known as a hotbed of hip, but native Gregg Gillis, a DJ turned remix artist, serves up white-hot mashups that perfectly reflect the genre-bending preferences of downtown types. Like similar DJs/remix artists such as Flosstradamus and The Rub, Girl Talk spins sets that traverse hip-hop, crunk, hyphy, Baltimore club, electro, and New Wavy rock, sometimes on one track. Gillis remixes and cuts on his laptop with fierce concentration, creating rapid-fire, stuttering versions of dance jams — just before stage-diving shirtless into the sweaty crowd.
Joining him Saturday at Studio A will be Pittsburgh neighbors Jackson O'Connell-Barlow and Jarrod Weeks of Grand Buffet, pasty bad boys of the hip-hop scene who've been in the game for more than a decade. Their newest threat (or rather, project) is an album of children's songs tentatively titled Gorilla and Fox (how very They Might Be Giants). You're gonna dance your ass off.
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