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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

May 8th, 2012 | By
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

ShareTweetThe Jonathan Scales Fourchestra performed Friday May 4th at the Green Bean for a small, enthusiastic crowd. Scales refers to his music as jazz/rock fusion, a genre/style that some of us older folks grew up with. Fusion jazz came to life as a style with Miles Davis. The album “In a Silent Way” laid most of
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Eszett – Ambient Music Comes Back Strong

Apr 16th, 2012 | By
Eszett

ShareTweet I spent the weekend listening to the music of Greensboro-based post-rock band Eszett. I listened to their available content from MySpace and Radio Greensboro at WUAG. Unlike previous reviews, I haven’t spoken to the band itself or seen them perform – this is strictly a review of the recorded output available. The band is instrumental,
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What Am I Listening To?

Apr 10th, 2012 | By
f-art2

ShareTweetF-Art Ensemble, April 6, 2012, Mack and Mack Clothing. F-Art Ensemble has been around Greensboro for about thirty years. They have the unique ability to attract crowds and empty the house at the same time. But that is the nature of the ensemble. Art is communication. You can subdivide art and come up with categories:
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Tommy Flake at The Flat Iron, March 10, 2012

Mar 12th, 2012 | By
Randy Seals aka Tommy Flake

ShareTweetOne of the things that seems to have gone missing from the current machine-generated crap referred to these days as “pop music” is edginess. Edginess has been a part of rock and roll since the earliest days of the genre. Elvis Presley was edgy back in the day – taking chances with things considered totally
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“If You Took One Block Of New York City And Set It Down in Rural Georgia”

Mar 10th, 2012 | By
Henry Rollins of Black Flag

ShareTweetHistory revolves around a nexus – 9/11, Pearl Harbor, the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, etc. The biggest one for Greensboro was November 3, 1979. Two groups of outside agitators – a KKK/Nazi alliance from Stokes County and the Communist Workers Party out of Chicago descended upon Greensboro that day. In a move that defied all
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The Stars Explode

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
The Stars Explode

ShareTweet I ventured out to Chapel Hill to see the CD release party of a new Mitch Easter produced band, The Stars Explode, on Saturday. West End Public is a smallish space whose purpose was originally as an event space for weddings, etc. This night it held the CD release party. The crowd was a
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