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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. 

Definitive Douglas Draft Board: 2019 NFL Draft 1st Round Mock 2.0 (UPDATED)

The NFL Draft is coming up on Thursday Night and the mock drafts are running rampant throughout the football social media world. I, unfortunately, do not have the time nor knowledge to put together a multiple round mock draft, but the first-round should be plenty. So without further adieu, the Definitive Douglas Draft Board: 1) Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma Despite reports coming out of the Cardinals camp that the organization is moving on from the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, we have seen smokescreens like this before. Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive philosophy matched with Kyler Murray’s dual-threat prowess is just … Continued

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