From the Curators: Pandora Celebrates This Year’s Big Game

Getting ready for the Big Game on Sunday? San Francisco is looking to make it six for six, and Baltimore are hoping John Madden’s prediction proves right! We’re talkin’ speed and youth vs. a traditional defensive powerhouse.

Whichever team you will be rooting for this weekend, we’ve got you covered with musical options to pump you up for game day….

Check out Rap and Hip Hop Pre-Game or Rock Pre-Game for some serious jock jams to get you excited for the “Brothers Harbowl” or try Baltimore Club Music for a mix of hip hop, chopped and house music.

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 4.39.47 PM.pngAre you routing for Baltimore? Why not create a B’more Big Game shuffle with Baltimore artists including a cross-section of 80s, R&B, hip hop, classic rock, alternative and indie music such as:

B’more 80s: Talking Heads (David Byrne), The Cars (Ric Ocasek), Greg Kihn, Tori Amos.

B’more R&B and Hip Hop: Sisqo, Mario, Greenspan, Young Leek, Rye Rye.

B’more Classic Rock: Frank Zappa, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Jarflys.

B’more Alternative: O.A.R., All Time Low, SR-71 and Good Charlotte.

B’more Indie: Beach House, Animal Collective, Lower Dens, Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Lungfish.

Hey San Francisco fans, try creating an SF Big Game Shuffle! The San Francisco Bay Area has been a music mecca for decades, featuring artists from today’s hottest indie/garage bands to the “Summer of Love” and “Old School Hip Hop” including:

SF Indie: The Fresh & Onlys, Sic Alps, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Royal Baths, Deerhoof, Erase Errata, Girls, Wooden Shjips.

SF Classic Rock: CCR, Jefferson Airplane, Sly & The Family Stone, The Grateful Dead, Santana.

SF 70s/80s Rock: Journey, Night Ranger, The Doobie Bros, Eddie Money, Joe Satriani.

SF Punk & Metal: Green Day, Rancid, Metallica, Faith No More, Primus.

SF Pop: Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Third Eye Blind, Train, Huey Lewis and the News.

SF Old School: 2Pac, E-40, Too Short, Blackalicious, Digital Underground, Tony! Toni! Tone!, MC Hammer, En Vogue, Tower of Power.

If football is not your thing and you are more excited about the half-time entertainment or the Puppy Bowl, choose a BeyoncĂ© station to celebrate the star of this year’s half-time show, or a Destiny’s Child station to set the mood for their rumored reunion on stage!
What was your favorite Big Game half-time show headliner of the 2000s?

Was it Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Shania Twain, U2, Aerosmith, Phil Collins or Christina Aguilera? Recreate those mid-game concerts by starting a station using any of these as artist seeds.

We hope you enjoy the game in New Orleans this Sunday. Also, stay tuned for our upcoming blog post detailing our Mardi Gras station selection to get you ready for the other celebration the Big Easy has to offer this month.

-Ron (Curation Team)

Ron Nenni

Music Curator http://www.pandora.com/profile/rnenni

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