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A New York Night

Jun 23rd, 2015 | By

ShareTweet This Friday was all about New York. The plan was to go to my friend Avalon’s going away party at 7 (she’s moving to NY) and then attend Jonah Parzen-Johnson’s show at New York Pizza around 10 pm. Jonah is the baritone saxophonist from Brooklyn I interviewed awhile back. I even borrowed my mom’s
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Jonah Parzen-Johnson’s Gonna Take Over New York Pizza This Weekend

Jun 15th, 2015 | By

ShareTweetArmed with little more than his baritone saxophone and analogue synthesizer2, Brooklyn based musician Jonah Parzen-Johnson is poised to take over Greensboro when he performs at New York Pizza this Friday, June 19.  Parzen-Johnsons first full album, Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow, debuted on June 2.  You can catch the official video for the single
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On Pop Of The World

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

ShareTweet“Do I look like a goddamned ninja?” Eric Moss had inquired whether or not I wanted to join him, and everybody else, on the roof and I responded accordingly. He was scaling the wall like some parkour master as he was asking this. I have the coordination and balance of a drunken polar bear when
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Indie Rock Psychonauts: Eros and the Eschaton

Jul 19th, 2013 | By

ShareTweetThe band Eros and the Eschaton, made up of Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, got their name from the titular lecture by famed writer, philosopher, and psychonaut Terence McKenna. McKenna was an articulate advocate and expert on topics such as psychotropic drugs, shamanism, human consciousness, and metaphysics. His influence over Eros and the Eschaton’s debut
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Days Ahead: an Interview with J-Memory

Jun 15th, 2013 | By

ShareTweet J-Memory has been playing music since he found a guitar in his parents’ closet as kid.  He started playing in indie bands around Greensboro when he was 15 before moving to Raleigh in 2007. “I didn’t know a lot of people in Raleigh,” said J-Memory, “but I was lucky enough to meet a couple of
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In the Eye of Cytokine Storm

May 28th, 2013 | By

ShareTweet Cytokine Storm: A potentially fatal immune reaction consisting of a positive feedback loop between cytokines and immune cells with highly levels of various cytokines. It was raining so hard I practically had to swim to their practice space, a storage unit off of Wendover. The unit was filled to the brim with music equipment. The
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Colorful Chaos: Graffiti in Greensboro

May 3rd, 2013 | By
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ShareTweetWheat paste and sweat, stencils and cigarette burns. You can find them in train yards, risking their lives and toes for a prime tagging spot. Others can be found in back alleys, side streets, and behind dingy bars. Greensboro may not have the biggest graffiti scene in the world, or even in North Carolina, but
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They Keep America Writing

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetEver since I have lived in Greensboro, I’ve wondered what happened inside Industries of the Blind (IOB for short), the imposing and windowless building located on 920 West Lee Street. I was able to discover just that when my friend Jess Loer and I were privileged enough to be given a tour of the facilities
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The Writing on the Wall

Oct 25th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetNew York Pizza, a pizzeria and bar located on Tate Street, has kept the same paint job for most of the 25 years it’s been in business. Eric Moss, local artist and NYP’s own bar tender extraordinaire, has changed all that.  Moss started by painting its drink specials in brightly colored and intricate graffiti styled lettering
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Lunch at Food Truck Boulevard

Oct 24th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweet  On Monday, October 22, a team of Avant Greensboro writers & friends visited downtown Greensboro’s food trucks, which are allowed to operate four trucks at a time on Commerce Place. They’re taking part in a pilot program, a taste-test if you will, to collect data for the City Council’s reevaluation of its current ordinance,
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