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Artist Of The Week: Bruno Mars

This week, singer Bruno Mars performs on one of the biggest stages an artist ever gets, the Super Bowl Half Time show. It’s the culmination of a great year for the 28 year old singer, named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine and scoring five Grammy nominations. In celebration, Slacker has put together a […]

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Artist Of The Week: Aaliyah!

Singer Aaliyah was one of pop music’s hottest rising stars at the time of her death in a plane crash in 2001. Even at her young age, she had already managed to pave the way for R&B artists like Beyoncé and Ciara to cross over to pop success. Aaliyah would have turned 34 years old […]

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Artist Of The Week: Dave Matthews Band!

Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews may have a light touch musically, but he’s had a huge impact on the world of music. The Dave Matthews Band was the highest grossing touring act of the first decade of the 21st century, and they’ve been nominated for 14 Grammys over their career. Dave himself turns […]

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Bjork is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

Is there any artist as unique, iconoclastic, and unconventional as Bjork? The Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist turns 48 years old this week, and Slacker celebrates her extraordinary work with a station featuring music from throughout her career, including her solo work, her three albums with The Sugarcubes, and collaborations with artists like 808 […]

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Spotlight on Artist of the Week Lady Gaga

There’s no one who combines art, sex and substance like Lady Gaga. Today, November 5 we get our next Gaga fix with the release of her third album “Artpop.” Slacker’s celebrating with a station featuring all things Gaga, including music from her prolific career, influences and collaborators. Listen to Lady Gaga on Slacker’s Artist of […]

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Artist of the Week Tribute to Lou Reed

It’s difficult to properly eulogize an artist as impactful as Lou Reed. So-we are going to pay tribute to Lou Reed the best way we know how—via music. On this week’s Artist of the Weekstation dedicated to the icon, you’ll hear work from all eras of his career- with the Velvet Underground, as a solo […]

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AFI is the Artist of the Week

If you can keep a band together for one decade you’re lucky…but two decades? Why that’s outlandish! Good for AFI that was always kind of the goal. They started in high school with a hardcore punk sound and basically took that sound and threw it in the washing machine with a load of darkness. After […]

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Paul McCartney is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

He was in a boy band and survived, and managed to live through the ‘60s, ‘70s and even the ‘80s. He can make a mammoth arena feel like the tiniest club and still manages to be the biggest act at any music festival. Paul McCartney is still going strong at age 71, making him perhaps […]

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