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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Pandora's Second Holiday Discovery Den lineup originally included Charli XCX but when she dropped out Kiesza stepped up to entertain.

The free Pandora Holiday Discovery Den event was a fun party for the young crowd that managed to get in and escape the deluge outside. The original bill for the event included Rudimental, the Neighbourhood and Charli XCX, just a week or two ahead of the release of her second album Sucker. However, because of some apparent conflict, the British Charli XCX had to drop off. So the organizers tapped Canadian singer Kiesza to fill in, though they did bump up the Neighbourhood to be the headliner.


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Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
This clip for "The Ride", from Lewis & Clarke's excellent Triumvirate, feels almost cinematic in scope, but the story it tells is personal, intimate, and beautiful.

This fall, Lewis & Clarke, the musical project from singer-songwriter Lou Rogai, released the excellent and expansive Triumvirate. It was Rogai’s first new release in five years. A short documentary, titled The Silver Sea, portrayed the album as a document of closure, of moving on from a tumultuous chapter in Rogai’s life. Now, Rogai presents the next chapter in that story with a new video for “The Ride”, perhaps the best song on Triumvirate, an album full of them.


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Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Catchy and upbeat with unmissable hand-claps, Chuck Prophet's "The Left Hand and the Right Hand" answers the question: what is the sound of two hands clapping?

The video for Chuck Prophet’s “The Left Hand and the Right Hand” is weirdly surreal by taking the song literally, with two separate disembodied hands floating around to illustrate the story. Chuck Prophet appears in a cartoon bubble as an all-seeing narrator in an alternative universe. It’s kind of trippy and fun.


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Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.

Lost in the lore and progressive psychedelia of their segmented history, Pink Floyd are rarely if ever mentioned alongside their British blues-rock counterparts. Named after two famous blues musicians and early live shows including blues songs, Pink Floyd only hinted at traditional blues in name (see the Syd Barrett-penned “Jugband Blues”). Yet there is no denying the blues influence David Gilmour brought to the band, from “More Blues” which appeared on 1969’s More to his many Stratocaster solos during and following the Roger Waters era.


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Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Get in the yuletide spirit with the Brooklyn-based singer Natalia Clavier's take on "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.

Amazon recently put together a playlist of Christmas-themed tunes just in time for the holidays, featuring contributions from Amanda Palmer, Beth Orton, and Lucinda Williams. Joining this fine cast of women is the Brooklyn-based singer Natalia Clavier, who lends her golden pipes to the Sound of Music standard “My Favorite Things”.


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