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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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On Campus: Hawkeye baseball plays three against Nittany Lions. The Iowa Hawkeye basball team will take on Penn State this weekend at Duane Banks Field in three games on Friday (6:05), Saturday (2:05), and Sunday (12:00). Iowa is currently in last place in the Big Ten standings, but they have a chance to start climbing the ladder, as PSU holds a 7-8 Big Ten record. Softball against PSU too.  Saturday and Sunday will see the slumping Hawkeye softball team try to snap a seven game losing streak.  In the last three games the Hawks have lost by a combined score … Continued

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Campus is bone dry this weekend, but if you have wheels, or just a television with a cable connection, there will be plenty to keep you entertained. Off Campus: Iowa competes at the Drake Relays. Coming off a weekend in Iowa City that saw 18 individual championships for the Hawkeye, the Iowa track and field team is now set for one of the biggest track meets in the country.  The event has already started, as the Drake Relays cover Thursday, Friday and wrap up on Saturday. Kerels travel to the Quad Cities. Just a short trip east on I-80, fans … Continued

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Kylie Sebert gives the latest from the Hawkeye track and field team, who is now getting ready for the Drake Relays. [audio: http://krui.fm/assets/sports//T+F%20update%20April%2027.mp3] Iowa has hosted the annual Musco Twilight for 12 years.  After the Drake Relays the Hawkeyes will prepare for the Big Ten Championships, which will be hosted in Iowa City.

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By Kif Richmann On Campus: Iowa hosts the Musco Twilight XII. Iowa City doesn’t get to host a lot of collegiate track and field events, and the Hawkeyes will look to make this weekend special as they compete against Drake, Illinois (men), Iowa State, Minnesota, North Central, Northern Iowa and Western Illinois.  The events will be held on Saturday at at Cretzmeyer Track. Hawkeye baseball welcomes the Wolverines. The Iowa Hawkeyes (14-20) will try to right the ship as they take on the 11-24 Michigan Wolverines in a three game weekend date.  Both teams are trying to claw their way … Continued

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On Campus: Iowa baseball brings in the Hoosiers. If the weather holds up, the Hawkeye baseball team will play three games against the Indiana Hoosiers at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.  Indiana is one of the top teams in the Big Ten, with a 21-11 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the conference.  Iowa will look to win their first Big Ten series, as they are currently 2-4 against Big Ten opponents. Friday’s game starts at 6:05 and will be featured on the Big Ten Network, while both Saturday and Sunday’s matches are scheduled for 1:05 Hawkeye women’s … Continued

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