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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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What Sport is Boring?

Are baseball and soccer really more boring than Football? Well, I looked into it. Here are some facts to start off with: In 2010 in Major League Baseball, there were 22,113 runs scored in 4860 games, for a total of 4.55 runs per game. Using 2011-2012 regular season stats, the English Premier League saw 1066 goals scored over 380 matches, which comes out to 2.81 goals per match In the NFL, there were 1259 touchdowns over 256 games, an average of 4.9 touchdowns per game. The average baseball game is 180 minutes, the average soccer game is 111 minutes, and the average football game is 187 minutes. These times include timeouts, quarter … Continued

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