Eric Britt Album Release: “Greener” Pastures & Lemonade Courvoisier

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
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ShareTweet Less than a month ago, I got an email from a musician based out of Athens, Georgia, inquiring if I’d be interested in talking about the release parties for his forthcoming album, which will be celebrated in several cities in the Southeast. None of them were happening in Greensboro, though, so I was a
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Black Friday Alternatives Offer Local Color

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetShopping at major chains on Black Friday has a higher incidence of death than marijuana. It’s true. The risk of physical harm to your person aside, shopping locally helps our small businesses and craftsmen. Keep your holiday shopping local, and you kill two gifts with one stone.   The Really Really Free Market Glenwood Coffee
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Totally Slow: Greensboro’s Gen X Post Punk Darlings

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetSo much of the punk rock sound just comes at you hard, like a man with no finesse, and leaves you empty inside. Twenty five years ago, many a night I came home from a hardcore show, bruised and exhilarated, lonely but totally full of IT and lovin’ IT, whatever IT is. But at some
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The Writing on the Wall

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

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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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Oct 16th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetAlright, y’all. Halloween is coming up on us fast, and whether or not you have plans for a party (Chapman garage, anyone?) or just greeting some trick or treaters, you need to have a costume. Unfortunately, it’s not very economical to pay upwards of $40 for a store-bought costume – and also not as rewarding
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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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CFBG + WUAG Bid Rocking Farewell to Summer

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetDespite hurricanes, giant orb-weaver spiders, and other regrettable aspects of the prologue of Autumn, Greensboro is still throwing down. WUAG 103.1 FM and Campaign for a Better Greensboro (CFBG) are co-presenting a can’t-miss show at The Blind Tiger to bid summer adieu. Jaill of Sub Pop Records, an indie pop band hailing from Milwaukee, is
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Resurrecting “The Talking Dead”

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By
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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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Banana Lazuli Coming to CFBG

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetCosmic Pop is coming to Greensboro! All the way from Montreal,  Banana Lazuli will be playing a free show at CFBG on August 8th (a Wednesday) and will be dropping it like it’s feverish. Banana Lazuli is a Canadian-Peruvian composer and performer from Montreal, now residing in North Carolina. She uses vocal loops, synthesizers, piano,
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Budd Wilkins Talks Films

Jul 21st, 2012 | By
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ShareTweetI’ve reviewed several interesting films lately, one that Tina and I saw at the Full Frame Documentary Festival entitled The Queen of Versailles.  It’s opening pretty soon and director Lauren Greenfield and star Jackie Siegal have been making the talk show and morning news circuit rounds as of late.  It’s a pretty fascinating film with
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