Girl Talk to headline Towson's homecoming concert

Boston rapper Sam Adams will open the show

August 31, 2011|By Wesley Case

Pittsburgh mash-up artist Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, will headline Towson University's homecoming concert on Sept. 18 in the Towson Center, reports the Towerlight. Boston rapper Sam Adams will also perform.

Campus Activities Board Director Sam Silverman told the school paper that Girl Talk's "style brings a different energy to the show. In this case, it’ll be like one huge interactive party.”

Silverman also mentioned decorations will include confetti and toilet paper, adding to the overall "party" vibe. Like most Girl Talk shows, members of the audience will be able to dance next to Gillis on stage. Silverman said those audience members will be pre-selected.

Girl Talk makes sense for a college homecoming concert. His live shows explode into a massive dance party thanks to his unique "songs," which are really clips and samples of popular songs spanning multiple genres, all mashed-up to create something new yet familar. For a free download of his latest album, All Day, click here.

Sam Adams is an independent rapper who has garnered a large following on many college campuses via word of mouth and a couple mixtapes. He's been known to blend his rapping with dance music, including dubstep.

Towson students and alumni can purchase tickets starting today at the Union Box Office. Prices for students are $15 in advance and $20 day-of. Non-student ticket sales begin Sept. 7 at the Union Box Office and on Advance non-student tickets are $25, while day-of tickets are $30.

Last year, rappers B.o.B and Wale performed at the homecoming concert.

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