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In Memoriam: Ray Manzarek Dies at Age 74

The Doors’ founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany this Monday morning after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74 years old. As a founding member of the Doors, his legacy is not only as the man who met Jim Morrison the poet and guided him to become […]

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The Tour is Hitting the Beach at Hangout Music Festival

The Beach. The Bands. The Experience. Sounds like our kind of party! Tomorrow – Slacker is heading to sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama to get barefoot and party at Hangout Music Festival- arguably one of the summer’s best treats for music lovers and festival junkies. The Hangout Music Festival is the only festival of its kind. […]

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Five EDM Artists to Watch in 2013

Last year saw a massive surge of electronic dance music (EDM) to the front lines of mainstream popularity and 2013 has already proven the trend is not going anywhere. There has been an abundance of new releases and a massive collection of up-and-coming talent flooding the industry with impressive potential. The year is not even half over […]

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Slacker Launches the Ultimate 101 Greatest Classic Rock Songs

There is no doubt about it- At Slacker, we  love making lists.  We have fun making themed mixtapes and we thrive on “Best Ofs.” Most of all, we love picking favorites and taking our listeners on a tour through genres and movements in music that showcase the best as well as introduce the obscure. Slacker’s […]

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Five Alternative-Indie Artists to Watch in 2013

Indie-alternative rock music is fast-becoming popular on the music scene–even under hipster protest. The historically elusive genre, or rather bucket of genres, just can’t help itself. We blame/thank all the fabulous music festivals, like Coachella, for shedding some light on some undeniably talented indie rock artists. We would be remiss not to thank skinny jeans, […]

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Album of the Week: Kenny Chesney’s “Life on a Rock”

Country superstar Kenny Chesney never intended to make his new album, “Life On A Rock.” It was just the moments in his life the songwriter/singer from Luttrell, Tennessee wanted to capture for himself. “It’s easy to let those moments go,” says the man who’s sold over a million tickets to each of his past 10 […]

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