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Blogaroo 2012: My 15 most anticipated acts

15 May

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, folks! Bonnaroo is less than a month away, and to celebrate I’m officially kicking off Blogaroo 2012 — highlighting the can’t miss acts of this festi season.

To begin this year’s countdown — I present to you the 15 acts I am most excited to see this summer.

But music is meant to be shared! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment or voting in the poll at the end of this post.

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Blogaoo: Day 18: Girl Talk

22 May

While he calls Pittsburgh home, Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, got his start studying biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. While he spent a short amount of time working as a tissue engineer (whatever that means), he quit in May of 2007 to focus entirely on music.

Gillis produces mashup-style remixes, during which he’ll often sample from many different artists to create something entirely new. While he’s become known as a “lawsuit waiting to happen,” so far Gillis has not run into any real legal ramifications. But that’s probably because he doesn’t exactly charge for his albums. Citing fair use, he asks listeners to pay what they want for his music, via his Illegal Art website.

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