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Getting serious with Serious Bangs

Feb 24th, 2012 | By
Serious Bangs

ShareTweetRecently, my friend and fellow AG contributor Keith Warther and I had the pleasure of talking with Serious Bangs, a Greensboro based trio with an awesome sound. Serious Bangs is Katrina Siladi on vocals, Mike Wallace on guitar, and Shaina Malchus on drums. I first saw them open up Greensborofest last fall, and they kicked total
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Glenwood Coffee & Books: The Leeves, The Queers, and more

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetAs I write this, I’m worrying about the knee surgery I may potentially need in my 30s. I’m thinking about the guy that threw his arm around my neck and choked me.  I’m also wondering how many people grabbed onto my boobs last night. I think I lost track after the fifth boob-grab. I’m thinking about
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CFBG: DickWölf, The Leeves, & Big Attack

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetIf you know me, chances are you’ve heard me say it – The Leeves are my favorite band. They played this weekend, along with Jerrod Smith’s (of The Leeves) other band, DickWölf, and Big Attack, who are originally from Philadelphia but have been adopted by Greensboro. Big Attack! also played as Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Three
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Open Mic: A Greensboro Ritual

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetThe Flatiron’s Open Mic night has become a staple in my week. Every Tuesday, I find myself sitting at the bar, listening to the people who come to showcase their talent (or lack thereof, in some rare cases). Through Open Mic, I have gotten to know the ‘regulars’ and have even become one myself. The
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Green Bean: Jack Carter & The Armory, James Marshall Owen, and Matty Sheets & The Blockheads

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

ShareTweetDowntown’s popular coffee shop is the Green Bean. It is located at 341 South Elm Street, next to Natty Greene’s. The coffee is strong and fair trade, and there are locally made pastries available to go along with it. The Bean also hosts live music several times a week, with both local and touring acts.
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Dogwood Brewery: The Leeves, Jack Carter & The Armory, and Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By

ShareTweetAt 930 Glenwood Avenue is the Dogwood Brewery. It is a house whose residents create an array of home brewed beers ranging from dark to light brews. Also in his house is a large basement, which doubles as a performance space. The likes of James Marshall Owen and Matty Sheets and the Blockheads (check out
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The Flatiron: Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth, Nervous but Excited, and Amelia’s Mechanics

Dec 9th, 2011 | By

ShareTweetOnce again, Greensboro has proved to be the home of wonderful and talented musicians. This weekend I found myself at the Flatiron. This time it was for the Triad Health Project’s benefit show in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Day. Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth (check out my last article about them here), Nervous but Excited, and
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The Blue Door: Matty Sheets and the Blockheads

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By

ShareTweetLaila Nur is one of the coolest, genuinely nicest people I’ve met. I had the opportunity of playing a show with her in July and she is an extremely talented folk musician. She also donates her house as a performance space called the Blue Door. It is a cozy, comfortable basement with Christmas lights and
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The Flatiron: Diego Hillbillies, The Painted Skulls, and Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth

Nov 25th, 2011 | By
Poster Art for a Flat Iron Concert

ShareTweetThe Flatiron is a downtown dive bar on Summit Avenue. The atmosphere is inviting and welcoming, much like the regulars. On Tuesdays, it is home to an open mic night hosted by Matty Sheets, a bartender at the Flatiron and fellow Avant Greensboro writer. On weekends, you can catch a set by a local band
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The Blue Door presents: Geeks & Azwholez and The Blockheads, 11/26

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

ShareTweet  I love it when new places to play pop up in Greensboro, from the impressive new Blind Tiger to the place we will be performing this Saturday night – The Blue Door.  There’s just something cool about playing a small, intimate house show. Geeks & Azwholez will perform their “future of hip hop” stylings, and The
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