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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.

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Manchester United Soars to the Top

Manchester United Football Club is having a successful season with a motivated team. The team is located out of Manchester, England. In the past Manchester United has been a successful team, but this year they seem to be soaring above the other teams. Their last game was against Arsenal on November 3, where Manchester United came out on top with a 2-1 victory. The two goals were scored by Robin Van Persie and Patrice Evra. Their coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, is said to be one of the greatest coaches of his time in the game of soccer. Manchester United’s next … Continued

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