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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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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.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders & Bill Sackter Day

By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Meghan Horihan, Lauren Siebert, Marissa Mehalek KRUI News Staffers sat down with Jefri Palermo, the Development Coordinator at the UI School of Social Work, to discuss this year’s Bill Sackter Day which will focus on autism spectrum disorders and the various work that students, staff and faculty do in regards to spread awareness not only about Bill Sackter but also to encourage outside discussion about autism spectrum disorders. There are different types of autism, many young people with autism are usually very reserved and introverted, many often spend their time playing video games at … Continued

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