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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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Pearl Jam’s “Lightening Bolt” is Slacker’s Album of the Week

Pearl Jam proves its 23-year secret to longevity with “Lightning Bolt,” the Seattle-based rock legends’ tenth studio album. The collection is reminiscent of what fans love about classic Pearl Jam, with its contemplative lyrics and unique, grunge-rock style. The album is Pearl Jam at their best. Listen to “Lightning Bolt,” Slacker’s Album of the Week, […]

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Radiohead is Slacker’s Artist of the Week!

Since their 1992 debut, Radiohead has constantly redefined their sound, staking their claim as one of the most progressive bands today, breaking barriers not only with their music, but also how they sold it. The second week in October happens to be a big one for Radiohead, frontman Thom Yorke’s birthday was yesterday October 7th, […]

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Song Stuck in My Head: The Killers “Shot at the Night”

The Killers burst onto the scene back in 2003 with “Mr. Brightside.” Their debut album “Hot Fuss” ended up selling over 7 million copies worldwide. Appropriately enough, they’re releasing a greatest hits album on November 11th. “Direct Hits” features two new songs including “Shot at the Night,” produced by Anthony Gonzalez a.k.a. M83. Listen here: it’s […]

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Artist Profile: Jack Johnson

Surfer, activist, and mellow troubadour Jack Johnson releases his 6th studio album, called “From Here to Now to You.” As he recently stated in an interview, “I play around with stuff but I don’t really feel the need to reinvent myself to remain relevant. I feel part of a tradition of singer-songwriters, of playing acoustic […]

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Nirvana is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

22 years ago this week, Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It was meant to be an introduction to Nirvana’s soon-to-be-released “Nevermind” album, and as hard as it is to believe today, the song was not an instant hit, nor did the band or their record label expect it to be. Flash forward several months […]

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