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Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Jonathan Popham

October 19, 2011

Looking back on this beautiful weekend spent in Pensacola at DeLuna Fest 2011, I have a lot of bedazzling memories. Framed by the emerald gulf,  DeLuna Fest's crown jewel was Girl Talk. Pittsburg native Greg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, left an engineering job to pursue a career in music. It is rare that I say th...

A conversation with The Constellations

A conversation with The Constellations

Eric Brown

October 19, 2011

There are a lot of different terms you could use to describe Atlanta troubadors The Constellations. Soul ,rock, psycadellic, hip-hop, and plenty of others. But no matter which term you end up going with, it’s not going to fully or accurately describe the seven-piece band. They blend genres togeth...

My top 5 Deluna Fest moments

Elizabeth Bibb

October 19, 2011

I don’t pretend to be a music aficionado. I enjoy music, and I enjoy live shows, but I most certainly am not an expert. On the one hand, this might diminish my appreciation of performances, but on the other hand, I believe it might enhance it. I am able to appreciate the show organically without being...

Hear Mutemath's 'Odd Soul'

Photo by Mark C. Austin

Jonathan Popham

October 19, 2011

We (Eric Brown, Liz Bibb and myself) met up with MUTEMATH’s founders, lead singer Paul Meany and drummer Darren King, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Pensacola, Florida.  We chatted about the rebuilding of their native New Orleans, festival lineups, Brian Eno, and their recollections of playing with Kiss at Voodoo...

DeLuna Fest Live Blog

Day 1. Weezer.

Eric Brown

October 14, 2011

Sunday, 3:12 p.m. I’ve been sick all morning. Some sort of stomach flu combined with the exhaustion that comes from running across miles of sand all weekend. But today has been a pretty sparse day anyway. We interviewed Mutemath and the Constellations today, but that’s about all we’ve had time for. It’s a six hour dr...

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