Live review is a deceptive phrase. He really just sets up his laptop and dances along to it. The tracks he plays are a little different than the album, but he doesn't travel with turntables or records, just a laptop. If your motivation is to get wasted and dance, then you'll like it. I'm all for getting wasted, but not much for dancing. I've always been impressed with DJs like Z-Trip and Shadow and Cut Chemist who beat match and sometimes to live mashups. I was far less impressed with Girl Talk. In six months, junior high kids in Idaho will be doing this. It's pretty much club music for people who don't hang out at clubs. Not my scene. In his defense, he entertained the shit out of 90% of the people there. I enjoyed the openers, Matt & Kim for about 15 minutes. All the songs pretty much sound the same, but they seem like good people and Matt was entertaining. My favorite bit was when he talked about eating at all you can eat Ethiopian restaurant the night before and how happy he was that he didn't eat there before the show.
About 30 minutes in, we headed over to Spaceland to see if that was more our scene. The Fucking Champs were playing. They lock into metal grooves for about 45 seconds at a time. The music's more of an intellectual exercise than something soulful. It's fun to listen to for about 15 minutes and then it's work. We escaped to the upstairs bar and listened to the jukebox.