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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.

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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