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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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New Song Stuck In My Head – Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida”

After months out of the spotlight, Marc Anthony is back with a new single, “Vivir Mi Vida.”   This title track from his forthcoming album, due out in July, embraces the New York singer’s salsa origins and moves away from the pop sound of his previous albums.   “Vivir Mi Vida” is the new Song […]

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Slacker Celebrates International Jazz Day

April marks the twelfth anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).  Launched by the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of American History in 2002, JAM shines the spotlight on the extraordinary history of jazz and its importance in American culture through concerts, lectures, films and audio programs. Tuesday, April 30 has been designated International Jazz Day. To date, […]

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New Artist of the Week: Snoop Lion is “Reincarnated”

Snoop Lion is Slacker’s new Artist of the Week. Last summer, Snoop Dogg took a trip to Jamaica with Diplo, where he says he was given the name Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest. He released a documentary this year about his experience, spiritual awakening, and name change. And this week, he released his new […]

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New On Slacker Jazz: Molly Ringwald “Except Sometimes”

If you only think of Molly Ringwald as the iconic teen actress in the films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty In Pink, think again! Before Molly was making movies in Hollywood, she was making music in Sacramento. Molly began performing at age six with her father, jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. Molly now stars […]

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