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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.


TechFire Blog Radio Feature

By The TechFire’s Chad Lieberman, Serena Collins and Crissa Toledo KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury sat in on the discussion with the TechFire contributors and Dr. Robert Cargill, an assistant professor in Judaism and Christianity as well as the Department of Classics, to discuss Google’s latest prototype called Project Glass. Project Glass looks to take smart phone technology and make it into a wearable device headed by Google’s X Labs where workers specializes in futuristic technologies including the possibility of a space elevator and self driving cars. Listen to the discussion below: [audio:]

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