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
Haley Bonar’s cool breathy folk is bringing its chill from Saint Paul, Minnesota down to Iowa City on Thursday, November 8th, hot on the heels of her released EP “Bad Reputation” which is out today on her own site at haleybonar.com where she also has 500 limited edition 7″s for sale. Concert begins at 9 PM at The Mill and tickets are $12. The show is 19+ after 10 PM.