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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.

By Neal Ternes The College Football Preview Show picks are back again with the Big East!  This week we will be going team by team and explaining our selections. Neal: South Florida Lars: West Virginia For the second year in a row I have the Bulls as surprise picks to win the Big East.  Skip Holtz is a phenomenal coach and I think this team will be light years ahead of where they were last season.  BJ Daniels showed marked improvement as a passer in the new offensive scheme by the end of last year and I think the South … Continued

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By: Neal Ternes Words and predictions for the non-AQ conferences and independents brought to you by Neal Ternes and Lars Headington of the College Football Preview Show. Neal’s Predictions: BLUE Lars’ Predictions: RED MAC West Western Michigan Northern Illinois* Toledo Toledo Northern Illinois Western Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Ball State Ball State Eastern Michigan MAC East Miami (OH)* Ohio Ohio Temple Temple Miami (OH) Bowling Green Kent State Kent State Buffalo Buffalo Bowling Green Akron Akron The MAC is top heavy in both of its’ divisions this year.  Lars is more confident that NIU can recover after … Continued

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