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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.


From Sweats to Suits: How Sports Can Help You Standout From An Overcrowded Job Market

This day in age it is hard to stand out in the overcrowded job market, especially if you lack a certain degree of “professional” work experience that most recruiters look for on a resume. I am one of those people who lacks “professional” work experience, but not because I am lazy or didn’t know what I wanted to do, it’s because I was committed to the highest level of division-1 competitive sports. I was told growing up that sports would “open doors” for me because I am not like the typical student and have the ability to differentiate myself from … Continued

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