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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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Dark Ambient Hours

This show is dedicated to dark ambient and drone ambient music. It also features music from other forms of media that fit in the genre, such as films or video games. If you want some tunes to help you sleep or need some background music for writing, this is the show for you. Hosted by DJ JDub.

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The Archives plumbs the depths of the KRUI catalogue as well as Samlive’s personal collection, bringing you an eclectic mix of booty shaking vibes to encourage and enhance your Friday Night! Hosted by DJ Samlive.

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A time capsule of a single year in music, including the political and pop culture climate of the time, and its effect on the music. Go back in time with me! Hosted by Elisabeth Oster.

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The host, KB, accompanied by her on-air companion piglet, shares with you local artsy event opportunities within the community while folding in a flavorful range of experimental music along the way. Expect surprise local interviews and lots of excited pig squeals!

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DJ Ari plays a lot of alternative pop/rock and grunge mainly from the 90s, though a little of the early 2000s. I also like to mix in some alternative throw backs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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