Gregg Gillis may not be getting rich from his latest album as Girl Talkyou can download Feed the Animals for whatever price you like from illegalart.netbut dudes making bank on the road: All three of his shows at Terminal 5 (on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday) are sold out. Like Radiohead, whose innovative In Rainbows release inspired Animals online rollout, Gillis can afford to sacrifice record sales because he provides onstage what so few of his laptop-jockey peers do: entertainment. (Even in this economy, a good time is a valuable commodity.) Animals doesnt break from the Girl Talk script; its an hour-long booty-moving megamix stitched together from hundreds (maybe thousands) of pop-song fragments. At Terminal 5, expect to hear its highlightsBritney Spearss Gimme More over Airs Sexy Boy, anyone?and to see somebodys privates. With the Death Set and CX KiDTRONiK on Saturday; Grand Buffet and Hearts of Darknesses on Sunday; and Prefuse 73 on Tuesday.
Sat., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 18, 8:30 p.m., 2008