How Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis went from arthouse flop to hosting the party of a generation

MFNW 2014
Gregg Gillis is used to arguing about music—just not at dinner. But the waiter at this old-school Steel City Italian restaurant insists. “Is Pittsburgh really a rap city?” the waiter ask   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Girl Talk, Without Context

The best bits that couldn’t fit in tomorrow's feature profile of Gregg Gillis.


Tomorrow's paper features a long profile of Gregg Gillis, the master sample-smasher known as Girl Talk who will preside over the biggest Portland dance party of 2014 this Saturday night. (Get tickets here.) Unfortunately, it’s not quite long enough. There are so many telling details that I couldn't sneak in—everything from Gillis’ bare-bones rider (Doritos, Coors Light, Jack Daniels) to memories ...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Girl Talk Vs. Spoon in the NYT: Who Ya Got?

Which MusicfestNW headliner does the New York Times love more?


It's no secret that the New York Times loves pretty much everything concerning the city of Portland—foofy whiskeybar with a ladder? NYTOnIt!—but it's still interesting to see just how much the paper of record loves the headliners of Portland's largest music festival, MusicfestNW.This Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine contains a 3,000-word profile of Sunday headliner Spoon, headlined ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The MusicfestNW 2014 Lineup Is Here!

Girl Talk, Spoon, Haim, Future Islands and more play Waterfront Park, Aug. 16-17


Here it is: The MusicfestNW 2014 lineup.  As previously announced, it's got way less bands than usual, because the festival has shrunken down to two days and will be held exclusively in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. But you know what they say: quality over quantity. And the bill's got quality all over it. Start at the top for both days: Mash-up wizard and MFNW vet Girl Talk headlines Saturday, while ...   More
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Andy Baio Interviews Girl Talk at MFNW


Remember that time Girl Talk played Pioneer Square at MusicfestNW? With all the toilet paper? Was that really only three weeks ago? Anyway. Somehow amongst all the festival madness, Rick Turoczy, the organizer of MFNW's Portland Digital eXperience conference, and Andy Baio, the organizer of the XOXO festival, got together with Girl Talk, aka Greg Gilles, after his show and recorded a video.Turoczy ...   More
Friday, September 21, 2012 by Ruth Brown

MFNW By the Hour: A Guide to Saturday and Sunday Night


Navigating MusicfestNW can leave even lifelong Portlanders looking like common tourists, standing dazed on a street corner, trying to figure out which direction to head. Every night is a treacherous journey in which one bad decision can ruin the entire evening. Don't worry, though: WW is here to help. Plotting the perfect schedule can be overwhelming, but it's not impossible. Each night of the ...   More
Saturday, September 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Summer Shows In Odd Places

Top 5
The Great Idea, Friday, Aug. 10, at Enchanted ForestIt’s a show in a creepy theme park for kids. And Quasi is playing. Come on, what more do you want?Pop-Up Pool Party, Sunday, Aug. 19, at Portland    More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF


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