Eszett – Ambient Music Comes Back Strong

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

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,
[continue reading…]

Two Rather Beautiful Nights with The Magnetic Fields

Apr 13th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetNote: Avant Greensboro is not turning into Avant Carrboro! Also, most of these photos are from Flickr and are not from the shows I went to. Credit is given where deserved. I have been listening to The Magnetic Fields for about thirteen or fourteen years. I remember driving home from school with my parents in
[continue reading…]

The Return of Come Hell or High Water

Apr 13th, 2012 | By
Come Hell or High Water

ShareTweetCome Hell or High Water have been on hiatus for almost a year, and are now finally reemerging. This is something I’m very excited about, and I was even more excited when Keith and I pulled up to interview the band. The five-piece is comprised of Suzanne Stafford (vocals and guitar), Matty Sheets (slide guitar),
[continue reading…]

What Am I Listening To?

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

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:
[continue reading…]

Riding Through Hell on The Village Tricycle

Apr 6th, 2012 | By
The Village Tricycle

ShareTweetFor this week’s interview, Keith and I got to talk with one of Greensboro’s newer bands – and definitely one of the most original. The Village Tricycle consists of Rebecca Henderson on vocals, Mike O’Malley on drums and vocals, and Jeremy Harris on keyboards and vocals. Together, they make up some sort of musical-esque punk
[continue reading…]

The Underscore Orkestra Talk Klezmer, Songwriting, and Belly Dancing

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetIn conjunction with the events post about their upcoming show at CFBG, I conducted an interview with The Underscore Orkestra’s Jorge Kachmiri. Jorge is only one of eleven (!) members that play in the band. The Underscore Orkestra is an interesting combination of ‘Klezmer-gypsy-jazz’ music with a unique sound. You can catch them  at CFBGs Saturday,
[continue reading…]

The Underscore Orkestra bringing Klezmer to CFBG

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetLast year I got the chance to see The Undescore Orkestra at CFBG. It was like nothing I’d ever experienced before; crazy, foot stompin’ European music filled the venue. It was hard to sit still – their percussionists do a great job of keeping a beat that holds the crowd. Along with having two (!)
[continue reading…]

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
[continue reading…]

Molly McGinn in Wonderland with Wurlitzer Prize

Mar 30th, 2012 | By
Molly McGinn

ShareTweetKeith and I met this week’s interviewee in a different location – Ed McKay’s. Molly McGinn is a woman of many talents, dabbling with bands such as Amelia’s Mechanics and Thacker Dairy Road. She’s recently started a new project, Wurlitzer Prize, and you can read a review of their show Saturday here. We talked with
[continue reading…]

The Blind Tiger: Wurlitzer Prize

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
The Wurlitzer Prize

ShareTweetMolly McGinn is one of the more recognizable names in Greensboro’s music scene. She’s been around for a while, playing in acts such as the beloved Amelia’s Mechanics. Recently, she’s been playing with a new group – Wurlitzer Prize. Backed up by half of Possum Jenkins and a member of Common Clay, they’re a little more
[continue reading…]