PJ Harvey, Metronomy, Elbow, Everything, Everything Among Mercury Prize Nominees

The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the most prestigious music award given to British and Irish artists, was announced this morning with PJ Harvey, Adele, Ghostpoet, Elbow, Everything, Everything, Metronomy and Anna Calvi among the nominees. The full list after the jump.

Phoenix, Surfer Blood, Four Tet, UNKLE, Ghostface Killah, POBPAH Set For CMJ Music Marathon

An international flock of bands is slated to come to New York from October 19-23 for the CMJ Music Marathon and the officially announced bands and artists include Phoenix, Surfer Blood, The Drums, School of Seven Bells, Ghosface Killah, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, UNKLE, Four Tet, Greg Dulli and scores more. Get ready for bedlam.

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