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The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

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The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued

Spring training games began last Friday, a week earlier than usual, due to the World Baseball Classic. However, with spring training now in full swing, not all teams are fully functional just yet.

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“The Morning Drive” is the first daily sports-talk show on KRUI. Every morning we recap the previous day’s events emphasizing NCAA Sports, NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL. Be sure to wake up to The Morning Drive every weekday morning from 8-9am and get caught up on your sporting news. Voices behind the mic: Jordan Kabialis, Dylan Burn, Mike Milder, Nick Moffitt, Ted Schiefen Producers: Joe Rajchel and Patrick Behof Is 8:00 too early for you to wake up each morning? Ever miss a show and want an easier way to go back and listen? Do you ever wish our episodes were just forwarded … Continued

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“Center Ice” is the only radio show in the corridor that exclusively covers the NHL.  For one hour we go around the league keeping our audience up to date on the scores, standings, statistics and teams you love.  Tune in every Monday from 12 pm to 1 pm CT for analysis of the NHL both on and off the ice. Voices behind the mic: Derek Helling, Samantha Danzinger Producer: Patrick Behof February 25, 2013

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“From the Cheap Seats” is the destination for coverage of all the non-revenue sports at the University of Iowa.  From the wrestling mat to the field hockey green to the hardcourt of women’s basketball, we’ve got everything from interviews with Hawkeye coaches and student athletes to keeping you up to date on Hawkeyes competing in any one of the twenty Hawkeye sports we cover.  Tune in every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm CT and get your fill of Iowa sports. Voices behind the mic: Derek Helling, Aubrey Coleman, John West Producer: Nick Moffitt February 25, 2013

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