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2010.10.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Maverick Productions Welcomes Girl Talk Nov. 12 at Sokol

Omaha - Maverick Productions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will bring internationally reknown DJ Girl Talk to Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St., on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Student tickets are $7 and can be purchased in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office. Students can purchase up to two tickets with a UNO ID. Public tickets are $16 and can be purchased beginning Monday, Oct. 11 on www.etix.com.

Pittsburgh artist Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk) has created music from samples for more than eight years. His fourth album, Feed the Animals, continues his sonic evolution towards his party-infested live show. While his first album, Secret Diary (2002), was full of purposeful glitches and noise, his subsequent albums, Unstoppable (2004) and the groundbreaking Night Ripper (2006), moved closer and closer towards dance-able mixes of varying genres, often including dozens of audio sources in a stream of juxtaposed hooks.

With the fourth Girl Talk album on the Illegal Art label, Gillis steps even closer towards a creation that is centered on pop musicality rather than attention-deficit sample splicing. Girl Talk has been known to underground audiences for several years, but it wasn't until 2006 that Gillis crossed over and caught the attention of a larger audience. With Rolling Stone, SPIN, Blender, Pitchfork, and even Beck including Night Ripper in their best albums of 2006 lists, Girl Talk has gone on to be booked by major festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Virgin, All Points West, Pitchfork, DEMF, etc.), and solicited for remixes (Beck, Thrill Jockey, Tokyo Police Club, Grizzly Bear, Simian Mobile Disco, Peter Bjorn & John, TeddyBears, and Of Montreal).

And with roughly 200 live shows over the last few years, Gillis has consistently played larger venues to capacity crowds (every date on his 2007 North American tour with Dan Deacon sold out).

For more information, contact Ignacio Chavez, Maverick Productions: ichavez@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2623.

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