Junk Culture Preview New Single, Announce Tour With Girl Talk

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On February 1st, 2011, Junk Culture will release their newest 5-track, Summer Friends, via Illegal Art. The record was built form a collection of recordings made up over a lifetime by Deepak Mantena, Junk Culture’s main man. he describes the end product as “cosmic R’n’B” but it also contains Indian influences backed up by booming electro beats. Proof is below, with the title single, “Summer Friends.”

You can catch Junk Culture on tour in February and March with Max Tundra and fellow Illegal Art artist, Girl Talk. Mantena is known for putting on energetic live shows mixed in with video samples, so don’t miss it if “Summer Friends” tickles your interest.

02.24.11 – New York, New York. Terminal 5 (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

02.25.11 – Providence , Rhode Island. Lupos Heartbreak Hotel (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

02.26.11 – Boston, Massachusetts. House of Blues Boston (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.01.11 – Montreal, Quebec. Metropolis (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.03.11 – Plymouth , Michigan. Compuware Sports Arena (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.04.11 – Chicago, Illinois. Congress Theater (with Girl Talk)

03.05.11 – Chicago, Illinois. Congress Theater (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.08.11 – Madison , Wisconsin. Orpheum Theater Madison (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.11.11 – Denver, Colorado. Ogden Theater (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.12.11 – Denver, Colorado. Ogden Theater (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.15.11 – Seattle, Washington. Showbox (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.17.11 – Portland, Oregon. Roseland Theater (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.18.11 – Oakland, California. Fox Theater (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.19.11 – Pomonoa , California. The Fox Theatre (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.21.11 – Los Angeles, California. Hollywood Palladium (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

03.23.11 – Tempe, Arizona. Marquee Theatre (with Girl Talk and Max Tundra)

 

 

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Girl Talk’s New CD Is Cheaper Than Dirt

Well…store-bought dirt anyway.  The CD All Day is one of Girl Talk’s (aka Gregg Gillis) most complex to date, and it’s completely free. It measures in at 71 minutes and a mind-boggling 373 song samples.

You can download it for free. Just click HERE and the CD is almost yours. No emails, no required donations (although I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you did donate).

It’s been a crazy year for Girl Talk already, playing Congress Theater in Chicago for New Years and hitting up the festival circuit. Gillis isn’t taking any breaks, either. He will be out on the road to support All Day throughout March. If you like the CD, you can go support Girl Talk and get an amazing show in the process. It’s a win win.

Tour Dates:

Fri. 11/19/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Hot Festival

Sat. 11/20/10 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival

Tue. 11/23/10 – Santiago, Chile @ Centro Cultural Amanda

Fri. 12/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Sat. 12/4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Fri. 12/31/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Wed. 01/05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/06/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion

Fri. 01/07/11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

Sat. 01/08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

Mon. 01/10/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/13/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Fri. 01/14/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

Sat. 01/15/11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium

Mon. 01/17/11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

Tue. 01/18/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Thu. 01/20/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay

Fri. 01/21/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Sat. 01/22/11 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium

Mon. 01/24/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium

Tue. 01/25/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Thu. 01/27/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo

Fri. 01/28/11 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

Sat. 01/29/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Mon. 01/31/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head

Tue. 02/01/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

Fri. 02/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Sat. 02/05/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

Thu. 02/24/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)

Fri. 02/25/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s

Sat. 02/26/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Mon. 02/28/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

Mon. 03/01/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

Thu. 03/03/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

Fri. 03/04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

Mon. 03/07/11 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum

Tue. 03/08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Fri. 03/11/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Mon. 03/14/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater

Tue. 03/15/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Thu. 03/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

Fri. 03/18/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Sat. 03/19/11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

Mon. 03/21/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

Tue. 03/22/10 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Wed. 03/23/10 – Tempe, AX @ Marquee

More Chances To Dance Onstage With Girl Talk

Everybody’s wondering when the new Girl Talk album is going to drop, but what they don’t know is that Gregg Gillis’ craft is patience.  Girl Talk is at its best when you already know everything he’s going to put out.  So just wait, keep listening, and let it sink in because you’re listening to the new album right now and don’t even know it.

Girl Talk is notorious for outrageous live performances that masterfully blend pyrotechnics and on-stage stripping with audience participation in the form of leg-humping.  If you want a piece of Gregg Gillis’ thigh, here’s a slew of recently announced opportunities:

Fri. 11/12/10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Fri. 11/19/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Hot Festival

Sat. 11/20/10 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival

Fri. 12/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Sat. 12/4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Wed. 01/05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/06/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion

Fri. 01/07/11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

Sat. 01/08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

Mon. 01/10/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/13/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Fri. 01/14/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

Sat. 01/15/11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium

Mon. 01/17/11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

Tue. 01/18/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Thu. 01/20/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay

Fri. 01/21/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Sat. 01/22/11 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium

Mon. 01/24/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium

Tue. 01/25/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Thu. 01/27/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo

Fri. 01/28/11 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

Sat. 01/29/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Mon. 01/31/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head

Tue. 02/01/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

Fri. 02/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Sat. 02/05/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

Thu. 02/24/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Fri. 02/25/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s

Sat. 02/26/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Mon. 02/28/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

Mon. 03/01/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

Thu. 03/03/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

Fri. 03/04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Congress

Mon. 03/07/11 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum

Tue. 03/08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Fri. 03/11/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Mon. 03/14/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater

Tue. 03/15/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Thu. 03/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

Fri. 03/18/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Sat. 03/19/11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

Mon. 03/21/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

Tue. 03/22/11 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Wed. 03/23/11 – Tempe, AX @ Marquee

Girl Talk To Release New Year’s Eve Documentary

Do you remember how you celebrated the new millennium?  No matter how much fun you  had that night, I guarantee Girl Talk had more.

For the 4,500 full-capacity crowd at the Congress Theater in Chicago, Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) had a two story, five room house built on stage. Yes, he built a house. On stage.

The house had a kitchen, with a fridge (which had a note on the door) as well as a bathroom (with shower and sink) and two bedrooms.

At first, the house was dimly lit. But as it got closer to midnight, more and more lights began to turn on until the clock struck twelve. Then the kitchen turned into a dance floor while the bathroom  had a strobe that flashed any color.

Holy cow. Now he’s released a DVD documentary of the experience. You can see a preview right here.

Girl Talk has been touring relentlessly since the release of Feed The Animals in June of 2008. Now, after almost 240 shows he is planning his next album, which should be around sometime in 2011.

If you want to catch Girl Talk (house or no house), you can see him…

Fri. Oct. 29 – Asheville, NC @ MoogFest

Sat. Nov. 20 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival w/ Smashing Pumpkins, Pavement