They’re Blockheads, However, They’re Walking On ‘Sea Legs’

May 16th, 2013 | By
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ShareTweet It’s Wednesday night and I’ve been invited to watch Matty Sheets & the Blockheads practice. Jessica “Lil P” Pennell is on a breeze like a gull as she pulls and pushes her accordion. Erin Hayes trills her flute as purposefully and sweet as a meadowlark. Emily Stewart hypnotically plucks her banjo, feeling her way through
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Colorful Chaos: Graffiti in Greensboro

May 3rd, 2013 | By

ShareTweetWheat paste and sweat, stencils and cigarette burns. You can find them in train yards, risking their lives and toes for a prime tagging spot. Others can be found in back alleys, side streets, and behind dingy bars. Greensboro may not have the biggest graffiti scene in the world, or even in North Carolina, but
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F-Art: A F-un Interview With Doug Baker

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
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ShareTweetIf you’ve ever been downtown at a First Friday, chances are you’ve seen Doug Baker playing with the F-Art Ensemble of Greensboro. Maybe you’ve seen him play with the Zinc Kings at Tate Street Coffee House. Maybe you’ve heard your son or daughter talk about their awesome music teacher substitute, Mr. Baker. Maybe you were
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Anti-Americana & Romantic Protest: the Beginning of Ameriglow

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

ShareTweetGreensboro’s music scene evolves fairly quickly, but there’s one evolution that a lot of us have been eager for. It’s getting quite a lot of press already, considering this entity have not even played their first live show yet. We’re talking about Ameriglow. You might remember its frontman, Jacob Darden, from the renowned, past-tense indie
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Missed Valentines: A Collaboration

Feb 14th, 2013 | By
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ShareTweetAll photos by the incredible Stephen Charles. Follow Stephen on Facebook. Cute dude in HD parking lot – m4m – 39 (Gso ) Date: 2013-01-03, 11:34AM EST Hot dude sitting in truck eating your lunch, I am in the next truck. Interested? If. not now? Some other time? GUILFORD COURTHOUSE – w4m – 24 (COURTROOM) Date: 2012-12-05,
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Tunes For Teachers: Community For A Cause

Jan 30th, 2013 | By
Harry Barrow

ShareTweetOn Saturday, January 26, 2013, a thriving community came together for a very worthy cause. Helena Love, in conjunction with Backlot Records, hosted Tunes For Teachers, a benefit show for Guilford County Teachers Toolbox, to help cover school teachers’ costs in providing quality education in our public school system.   I may be a little
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An Interview With Miriam Herin, Greensboro Author

Jan 10th, 2013 | By
Miriam Herin

ShareTweetIt’s not everyday you realize that your new neighbor is a published author. As a person who’s happiest when totally overwhelmed by fantastic books that you simply can’t put down, this knowledge made me positively giddy a few years back when Miriam Herin and her husband Tom moved into a house just down the block
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They Keep America Writing

Nov 29th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetEver since I have lived in Greensboro, I’ve wondered what happened inside Industries of the Blind (IOB for short), the imposing and windowless building located on 920 West Lee Street. I was able to discover just that when my friend Jess Loer and I were privileged enough to be given a tour of the facilities
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Halfway Round the World & Back: Toubab Krewe’s West-African Appalachian Roots

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweet The eclectic band Toubab Krewe will be playing at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday, November 28th. Mixing West African, traditional Appalachian, and world music stylings, Toubab Krewe creates highly danceable (or if you’re not the dancing type, highly swayable, or at the very least highly head noddable) tunes. On Saturday, November 24th, Avant Greensboro
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Lunch at Food Truck Boulevard

Oct 24th, 2012 | By
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ShareTweet  On Monday, October 22, a team of Avant Greensboro writers & friends visited downtown Greensboro’s food trucks, which are allowed to operate four trucks at a time on Commerce Place. They’re taking part in a pilot program, a taste-test if you will, to collect data for the City Council’s reevaluation of its current ordinance,
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