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The Lonely Island Bring Comedy to Artist of the Week

This week, self-described “frappers” The Lonely Island release their second album of what can best be described as “comedy-rap”. Akiva, Jorma, and Andy have produced an album as crass, taboo, and hilarious as you might imagine- featuring songs like “Diaper Money”, “Spring Break Anthem”, “YOLO”- which was featured as a digital short on SNL, and […]

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World Music Festivals Take on the Summer

Desert Blues, Latin Alternative, Gypsy Funk, Arabic,  Brazilian, Afro-pop, Asian, Celtic and a lot more is on tap as festivals, music series and historic tours roll out for Summer 2013.  Here’s a taste of what is in store for the year. Festivals and Music Series A bunch of summer fests and music series that feature […]

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Queens of the Stone Age – Slacker’s Artist of the Week.

At this point, Queens of the Stone Age is a project of Josh Homme and friends. From his stoner-rock beginnings in California’s Mojave Desert to his current status as a swaggering rock icon and sought-after guest star on numerous other projects, the Queens remain his most consistent outlet and output. This week, Queens of the Stone […]

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Eliane Elias Celebrates Chet Baker on Slacker Jazz

While the Great American Songbook and Bossa Nova might at first seem to be disparate juxtapositions, it’s wise to remember that Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto were huge fans of Chet Baker’s relaxed, lyrical delivery of standards. Baker remains an iconic pioneer of West Coast Cool, as both an immediately identifiable vocalist and versatile […]

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Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again” is the Song Stuck In My Head

Originally written for the 2010 Narnia movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, “See You Again” is the 4th single off Carrie Underwood’s platinum-selling album, Blown Away. Underwood is asking fans to share their graduation photos on Instagram with the hashtag #CUAgain, picking her favorites and posting to her Facebook page. Check out “See You […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Announces Lineup

This week, Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival announced its much-anticipated final lineup and daily schedule. The 3-day festival, which takes place August 2-4 at Parc Jean Drapeau will welcome The Cure, Beck and Mumford and Sons as this year’s headliners. Other heavy hitters include Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Imagine Dragons, The […]

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