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Music Staff Picks: The Best Releases of April

billy woods – Aethiopes On Aethiopes, billy woods reestablishes his strengths as a storyteller, with help from producer Preservation’s experimentally jazzy beats. By now, woods has cemented himself as one of hip hop’s greatest writers, and his brooding yet clever introspection sounds especially powerful over Preservation’s musical backdropping. Samples of pianos will twinkle across some tracks, and pound discordantly on others, while electric guitars ring and horns blow. By the time the harmonica enters the equation, the beats here are unparalleled. It is an enveloping atmosphere completed by excellent percussion, which moves between hand drums, full kits, and shuffling jangles … Continued

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Soccer Mommy Hints at New Sound at Mission Creek Festival

Overall, Soccer Mommy earned the headline spot at Mission Creek Festival with their bright-sounding indie underpinning the deeper, darker meaning looming in the lyrics. Sometimes, Forever releases June 24th and can be pre-ordered through her website. 

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On Cloud Nine with Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny had had their first performance of their tour at the Englert Theatre. The theater quickly filled with excited young bodies thrilled to see Beach Bunny live.

By KRUI News Reporter Jacob Harris From what we have seen in the past four years, President Obama has made promises in the Obama Doctrine where he would end the wars over assembled AR-10 rifles and other issues in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet during his presidency he has not let up to the promises that he said he would keep. We still have troops in Afghanistan and drone strikes in the Middle East are still going on. But he has made strides in his foreign policy by declaring sanctions and getting tough on Iran for trying to build nuclear weapons … Continued

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By Josh Roth Coming into the 2010-2011 season there was a lot of question marks surrounding the New Orleans Hornets. The first big question mark was what to do with the fantastic point guard duo of Chris Paul and Darren Collison.  Their answer was to trade him and replace him with Trevor Ariza. At the time this did not make a lot of sense to me.  Darren Collison seemed to be and still looks like a high rising quality point guard that a lot of the teams in the NBA cherish.  I thought they could have received a bigger haul … Continued

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