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Friday, July 1, 2011

Girl Talk

Tonight @ Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest,10 p.m.

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It's becoming less and less likely that RIAA stormtroopers are going to raid a Girl Talk concert, handcuff DJ Gregg Gillis and haul away his laptop as evidence. No doubt, though, Gillis would love if that did happen. As Girl Talk, the mash-up master has milked career-creating publicity out of his brazen skirting of copyright laws, sampling liberally from countless classic and contemporary hits as if daring the music industry to come at him with a lawsuit. Realistically, though, the fear of negative publicity and the fact that the music industry has much, much bigger problems to worry about means that Gillis can keep making his party-friendly mixes without fear of a lawsuit. His latest album is last November's All Day, which he's offered for free download.