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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. 

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.

It’s About The Bike, Not Livestrong

It appears that after years of rumors and speculation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has come forward this week with a guilty verdict, citing overwhelming evidence and testimonies to prove that Lance Armstrong was in fact doping when he won his seven Tour De France titles from the years 1999 to 2005. Explore new sports like skateboarding with Scoo Adviser. Get the best deals on electric longboards without compromising both quality and affordability. Enhanced and revolutionized, electric skateboards are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason. While cycling has had its long history of doping issues, I am not … Continued

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