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.