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Girl Talk Concert at HWS

One the latest and most popular music acts, Girl Talk, is slated to perform right here at Hobart and William Smith. On Monday April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Bristol Gym, the group will perform thanks to support of the Hobart Student Government, CAB and the First Year Class Presidents of 2010.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the College Store and outside of Saga Dining Hall. The tickets are $15 for HWS students and $20 for guests. These prices are only during the week of the show, there is a limit of 3 guests per HWS student and all of whom need to show ID at the door and be present with HWS students.

At the show – which will include black lights, strobe lights and a possible hazers (like a fog machine but less intense) — glow necklaces, bracelets, mouth pieces, glasses and sticks will be on sale in conjunction with tickets for a scholarship fund for Project Eye-to-Eye.

Posters for the show are also on sale for only $1 and can be displayed on your door or in your hall!

When planning the event, first-year class presidents Colleen O’Hara ‘12 and Will Gore ‘12 wanted to host an event to remember and create something to look forward to on campus. They chose Gregg Gillis, also known as “Girl Talk,” because “when we asked the students who they wanted to perform, the response was unanimous.”

O’Hara said that, “Will and I couldn’t be more excited to bring the Hobart and William Smith community together from all classes to enjoy each other’s company through the appreciation of music.” 

Girl Talk specializes in mash-up style remixes, which has become fun dance music. Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Gillis: a Pittsburgh-based artist who has released four albums. Gillis began making music while studying at Case Western Reserve University. He specializes in sample-based remixes that fuse more than a dozen elements from different songs to create a whole new track.

In 2007, Gillis was the recipient of a Wired magazine Rave Award and in December 2008, his album Feed the Animals was number four on Time Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2008. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine also published a very positive review of Feed the Animals and gave the album four stars. They ranked the album as #24 on their Top 50 albums of 2008.

If you want to check out Girl Talk’s music before the concert, visit Girl Talk’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/girltalk.