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Jealous Monkeys and Sexy Movies: An Interview with Wil Davis

Sep 25th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetA couple months ago, Wil Davis and I were hanging out at my place smoking cheap cigarettes and drinking cheaper beer. Well, Wil was drinking as I engrossed myself with the video game Red Dead Redemption with a cigarette dangling from my lips. I was busy shooting up innocent town folk at some Western locale
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Resurrecting “The Talking Dead”

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By
Eric Murphy

ShareTweetDaily Planet’s latest album, “The Talking Dead”, is unexpected. Not unexpected as in it’s quality, I knew it was going to be a great album, but in the scope of it’s content. The opening track, “Venting”, features a sample from Dario Argento’s classic horror film “Suspiria”. The ninth track, “Villainous” references everything from Pokemon’s Team
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Purrrlesque: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Burlesque

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetI was nursing a PBR on the patio outside NYP trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my next Avant Greensboro article when a tall, lanky man dressed in a t-shirt and skirt starting passing around flyers for his troupe, Purrrlesque. He introduced himself as Stage Slave Gavin as he handed me
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Revealing Parts Unknown

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetI bought my first comic when I was five during a family vacation to Ocracoke Island. We were at a drug store buying toiletries and I saw The Punisher War Journal staring at me from the comic stands near the magazines. It was love at first sight. When I moved to Greensboro, I became a
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Coffee, Beads, and Magick, Oh My!

Apr 5th, 2012 | By
Terra Blue

ShareTweetI’ve been friends with Whitney McDavid since she turned 21 a few years ago. We bonded over our love of cheap cigarettes and cheaper beer. Shortly after befriending her I found out her dad, Allan McDavid, and her step mom, Sarah McDavid, own Terra Blue which is a coffee/new age shop a block down from
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Saving the Day with Daily Planet

Apr 4th, 2012 | By
Daily Planet

ShareTweetI’ve known Eric Murphy, better known as his alter ego Daily Planet, for years now. Back in the summer of 2010 Murphy, Harrison Barrow, myself, and a host of our friends would drink ourselves into oblivion on our friend Pete’s porch while listening to classic Motown and fucking with pedestrians. I’ve meant to get around to
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The Briefcase

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

ShareTweet The room was square and black, black like dead man lips. A door opens, piss yellow light snakes through. He follows, I can’t see his face. With his left hand he tugs the dangling chord, corpse cold. Sterile light drips from overhead. Underneath is a flimsy, rectangle table. With his right hand he places
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Rolling Thunder: The Mustache Diaries Volume One

Mar 15th, 2012 | By
Elizabeth Grubbs Mustache Party

ShareTweetThis was supposed to be about mustaches. It still is, just not about the ones I had in mind. Originally, I was tasked with writing an article about the Beard and Mustache Competition that was held at The Blind Tiger on March 10th. I was going to write it from the perspective of my mustache
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Controlling Energy: A Declamatory Interview with Bootz Durango

Mar 8th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetEvery Wednesday on our ride to work, Keith Warther (who is kind enough to take me to work) and I listen to Bootz Durango’s radio show on WUAG. I found this DJ so unique and interesting that I decided to look him up on the interwebs. What I found was a plethora of highly entertaining
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Chugging With Charlie… and Rich

Feb 8th, 2012 | By
Charlie Wood Screaming Karaoke

ShareTweet Avant Greensborians Charlie Wood and Rich Rossi revisit a legendary night of karaoke at College Hill Sundries. Rich: Charlie Wood’s lyrics incorporate a variety of political, social, philosophical, and plagiarist influences. These influences are evident by the ever present teleprompter. Mr Wood defies existing pop music conventions and appeals hugely to a burgeoning but
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