Local promotion company Brightsound Entertainment (the folks who delivered Steel Pulse and Big Boi) recently announced a couple of shows.
Hip-hop artist and Washington, D.C. native Wale (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, pictured) — the self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital” — headlines a show at the Music Farm on Sat. Dec. 4. Wale (pronounced “wah-lay”) is on the road behind his latest album, Attention Deficit (Interscope/Allido). Advance tickets are on sale via Etix for $20 (plus fees). Visit walemusic.com for more.
Pittsburgh electronic act Girl Talk — a.k.a. DJ and remixer Greg Gillis — is solid for a concert at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium on Sat. Jan. 22. Girl Talk specializes in mash-ups and digital sampling (from Black Sabbath to Peter Gabriel). He’s released five albums on the Illegal Art label. The latest collection, All Day, is currently available for free online. Advance tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com for $25 (plus fees). Check out myspace.com/girltalk for more.
Visit brightsoundlive.com for additional show info.