A Night at Pandora’s Discovery Den Holiday Concert

Pandora held their second annual Pandora Holiday Discovery Den this Saturday at the Grand in the Manhattan Center. Rudimental, Kiesza, and The Neighbourhood were all set to perform.

With Pandora’s main HQ located in NYC, we were fully expecting them to pull out all the stops. They teased about it being an open bar event, but with a free, all-ages party it didn’t seem feasible. Regardless, the light sticks were out, photographers in hand, and in a huge venue, Pandora was looking to kickstart the holiday/end of the year concerts with a bang.
With this party, Rudimental were first up in what


The 2013 shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize UK album of the year has finally been released, and there are some great names up there.

The shortlist is as follows:

Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’

David Bowie ‘The Next Day’

Disclosure ‘Settle’

Foals ‘Holy Fire’

Jake Bugg ‘Jake Bugg’

James Blake ‘Overgrown’

Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’

Laura Marling ‘Once I Was An Eagle’

Laura Mvula ‘Sing To The Moon’

Rudimental ‘Home’

Savages ‘Silence Yourself’

Villagers ‘Awayland’

Last year’s winners were Alt-J with their revolutionary album An Awesome Wave (read my review of the album here).  The Mercury Prize aims to draw attention