Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 1

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Pandora’s Wednesday menu for SXSW is a Prix Fixe offering of Electronic textures to make your ears’ tastebuds get up and dance. Elliphant’s spicy attitude as a Swedish singer and rapper deviates from the textbook ingredients of dance and hip-hop. She’s shared kitchen space with Jungle, Skrillex, Diplo, Bunji Garlin, Riton and Gaslamp Killer.

Australian DJ Duo Peking Duk gets you “High” in the club, marinating a stew overflowing with big beats and heavy synths. This allows the choppy vocal melodies to rise to the top.
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Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 3

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For SXSW’s Friday menu, Pandora offers hearty courses of tangy, twangy Americana – beginning with a serving of Andrew Combs’ sophisticated songs. You’ll detect hints of Ryan Adams on the surface, but the deeper flavors recall Guy Clark and Mickey Newbury.

Follow this up with a side of Israel Nash’s desert folklore. Dripping with buttery vocal inflections and timeless guitar tones, Nash cooks up the kind of Neil Young inspired love songs that would make Lucinda Williams blush.
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Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 2

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Thursday, March 19th at the Discovery Den Antonique Smith brings the smoky, gritty side of Broadway. She’s famous for her portrayal of Faith Evans in “Notorious.” Sample a satiating slice of her edgy, up-tempo, soul pleaser “Hold Up, Wait a minute,” and you’ll be hooked!

Sam Dew brings you a taste of Chicago via Roc Nation, with his soulful singer/songwriter skills that landed him a couple of kitchen-side features with Wale & Prefuse 73.
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Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 1

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Pandora’s Wednesday menu for SXSW is a Prix Fixe offering of Electronic textures to make your ears’ tastebuds get up and dance. Elliphant’s spicy attitude as a Swedish singer and rapper deviates from the textbook ingredients of dance and hip-hop. She’s shared kitchen space with Jungle, Skrillex, Diplo, Bunji Garlin, Riton and Gaslamp Killer.

Australian DJ Duo Peking Duk gets you “High” in the club, marinating a stew overflowing with big beats and heavy synths. This allows the choppy vocal melodies to rise to the top.
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Announcing the 4th Annual SXSW Pandora Discovery Den Lineup

It’s almost time for us to hit the road to Austin again for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited for the amazing lineup this year at the Pandora Discovery Den.  We have an incredibly diverse mix of 37 artists representing eight countries, from the legendary, like Wyclef Jean, to emerging buzz phenomena, like ODESZA,  Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and Aussie outfit Peking Duk.  There is something for everyone to discover with four days of both emerging and established artists performing across four genres – electronic, hip hop/R&B, Americana and rock.

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Announcing the 4th Annual SXSW Pandora Discovery Den Lineup

It’s almost time for us to hit the road to Austin again for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited for the amazing lineup this year at the Pandora Discovery Den.  We have an incredibly diverse mix of 37 artists representing eight countries, from the legendary, like Wyclef Jean, to emerging buzz phenomena, like ODESZA,  Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and Big Data.  There is something for everyone to discover with four days of both emerging and established artists performing across four genres – electronic, hip hop/R&B, Americana and rock.

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It’s The Most Musical Time of the Year: SXSW 2014

SXSW imageIf you have ever been to South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, you know that 6th Street is like a musical pulse running through the heart of Austin.  Live music comes pouring out from every direction as attendees file down the closed off street, their ears guiding their next move.  For music lovers, it’s a magical experience.  At Pandora, we love getting to bring the thrill of discovering an artist to life through live performances, but we also don’t want you to miss out if you can’t make it to Austin for SXSW.  That’s why we’ll be live streaming all four days of our third annual Pandora Discovery Den.
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New Orleans: Sunrise to Midnight

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, it is a place where generations upon generations of musicians have cultivated their unique sounds, you can feel it and hear it as you walk through the city, there is nothing else quite like it.

Screen shot 2012-05-04 at 4.32.12 PM.pngA few of us from Pandora were very lucky to attend this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival and we soaked in the amazing sounds, hospitality and culture of the city. Our founder, Tim, and leader of music curation, Addi, spoke at the Sync Up conference, which is put on in conjunction with the festival. We also met up with some of our New Orleans listeners at a Sunday morning Town Hall. It was great to connect with our local New Orleans listeners amid such a musical weekend.

We had some amazing musical experiences on the streets of the city, both at and outside of the festival, thanks to a couple of wonderful local guides who quickly became our newest friends.
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