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by Britt Chester

Greene Street Club in downtown Greensboro seems to be back in full swing with a weekly party. Thursday nights have been deemed the “ultimate Thursday night college party” and feature a slew of local regulars on the decks. Last week, DJ Hek Yeh! got things poppin’ alongside DJ Andy, and apparently there were plenty of LED foam sticks to go around. If Thursdays get jumpin’ the way they should be (or are in most cities) then you can expect see some big names for Thursday nights. If Thursdays do not get jumpin’, well, whatever, support local DJs at local clubs.

If you’ve been following the club scene in downtown Winston-Salem then you most certainly came across the news that Status Nightclub and Lounge has shut its doors for good at its current location. The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, who’s goal is “to grow the local economy by helping area businesses succeed,” was not happy with their fellow tenants on 4th Street. (Full disclosure: Charles Womack, publisher of YES! Weekly, also owned Status Nightclub and Lounge.) We’ll keep you posted on the future plans for Status, and just what will be replacing it in the current location.

Jack Bonney, co-owner of CFBG record shop over on Chapman Street (who also just recently celebrated a three-year anniversary) has started a podcast alongside Greensboro’s Ryan Saunders. Saunders, who has headed up Create Your City events in Greensboro and High Point, talks with Bonney and other Triad producers about what it takes to build a city and how people can support the arts and events. The podcast is called “Dinner with a side of Culture,” and can be heard via YouTube, or by following the #dinnerwithasideofculture trend on the various social networks. The first episode debuted last week and introduced Saunders and Bonney’s ideas about ways the city can improve upon its already succeeding artistic movements.

Reanimator Records has been steadily throwing some shows in its cozy little space over on Patterson Avenue in downtown Winston. If you’re big into live music and intimate shows, it’s going to be your best bet. And since most shows are free (of course you should bring some cash to kick into the bands and artists) it’s sort of ludicrous to not check one out, and score a sweet record or tape while you’re browsing. !

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