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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The Bassoons of Chernobyl

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

ShareTweet  As a rule, the bassoon seldom gets love.  This largest of woodwinds is often relegated to the vague middle ground of a full orchestra, but any note of obscurity failed to deter Tom Dempster in his Alumni Concert at UNCG on Feb. 27.  “This is the last piece I composed as a student here,”
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Win/Win: Bar Ethos

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
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ShareTweetby Taylor Bays When a band plays at your bar, you are going to make a really decent sum of money. Band plays music. People come to see the music. People drink while they watch the music. The band gets exposure. The bar makes money. This is the standard dynamic. Bars are a business and
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I’m too cool for Warped Tour.

Aug 13th, 2013 | By

ShareTweetFirst thoughts: this is boring. The heat doesn’t bother me so much as the list of bands I’ve either never heard of or haven’t heard since middle school. For a moment I realize half the kids here were born after 2000, and for that brief moment, I allow myself to have my first “I’m getting
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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 and anticonvulsant drugs, shamanism, human consciousness, and metaphysics. His influence over Eros and the
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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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Drunken Prayer at the Green Bean

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

ShareTweetDrunken Prayer came highly recommended to me by the cream of the crop live music lovers and musicians that I respect.  So, when they came through Greensboro a couple of weeks ago, I went to see them play the Green Bean.  Listening to Drunken Prayer live, they felt familiar and I could almost put my
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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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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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