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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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Predators look to even series after game 1 collapse

Yes, you read that headline correct, the Nashville Predators lost game one to the Chicago Blackhawks after having a 3-0 lead after the first period. The first period was a disaster for Chicago, especially for goaltender Corey Crawford. Colin Wilson put the first tally on the board after he beat Crawford on a shot high stick side. Crawford looked seemingly lost giving up bad rebounds and misplaying pucks behind the net. One of those misplayed pucks behind the net led to the second goal for Nashville with Crawford still standing behind the net. Chicago looked like the team that hasn’t … Continued

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