Beyoncé Gets Her Own Holiday – FINALLY

Beyoncé Day is a real thing – finally this graphic I made when I saw The Formation World Tour May 1 comes in handy.

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At least, for the segment of the Beyhive that resides in Minnesota, where the Governor named May 23, 2016 “Beyonce Day” – noting that she has “influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs” – giving a fancy proclamation and everything!


There are only a couple of problems with this –

1.) Pretty much immediately after this announcement was made, her show in Minneapolis was evacuated due to severe weather.


(Eventually, the weather passed, and fans were given the all clear to return to their seats. Close one. But did you really think Bey would let the WEATHER stop her? Come on now.)

2.) This is intended as a one time event, NOT the annual celebration of everything Beyoncé Knowles this country really needs. Just imagine if we all took one day each year to listen to her catalogue and reflect on how she might be the greatest performer of our generation.

We can make #BeyDay a thing! Starting now, with Slacker’s Beyonce: DNA station!

According To This Rapper, A Studio Sesh With Kanye Is Like Training With Yoda In Dagobah…Just With More Pudding And Porn.

Source: Uproxx

If you are unfamiliar, Die Antwoord is a South African rap group that includes MC Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, DJ Hi-Tek. They are incredibly talented and they are a blast to see live but they are no doubt an acquired taste.

Some would say they are creepy/disturbing/aggressive, others would say they are outrageous/absurd/trashy.

All of those descriptions are correct in the best way…When you do a music video that includes a Lady Gaga-impersonator giving birth to a prawn, you’ve earned all of those adjectives and yes they know exactly what they are doing.

Knowing that you would think it would take a lot to offend Ninja but no, one meeting with Kanye was quite enough.

Check out his extremely NSFW story above that may or may not be legit but entertaining none the less. Then give Die Antwoord’s music a shot…you just might like how “freeky” they are. and I meant what I said by NSFW, the language/content might make a co-worker pass out.

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Can’t Stop The Feeling – Video Premiere!

Music video releases are so complicated in 2016. A single video isn’t good enough – no one wants to wait around while you get a full production team together to shoot that. Enter the lyric video. And Justin Timberlake is taking it one step further – he gave us a “first listen” to his song from the Upcoming Trolls movie:

Then we got a “teaser” for the official vid:

And now, it’s finally here! Watch this one & dance your butt off!

And if that’s not enough, watch this JT medley including Can’t Stop The Feeling from the Eurovision finals!

Still can’t get enough Justin? Hear his new track on Today’s Hits now!

A School For The Deaf Meets Their 80s Band Doppleganger, Proves Rockstars Can’t Spell.

Source: Uproxx

One person can change the world….or at least change the course of a band’s schedule on a tour stop in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cary Tyson started a petition to get the band Def Leppard to take a photo in front of the scoreboard for the Arkansas School for the Deaf, whose team name happens to be “The Leopards”. The band couldn’t make it to the school so the students brought the scoreboard to the show, got the shot and clearly embarrassed the band when they showed them they’ve been misspelling their band name this whole time.

I <3 this story. Read more here

ALL THE FEELS. GO LEOPARDS GO.

Gravity: 1, Meghan Trainor: 0

Oh no, Megs. Oh no.

Meghan Trainor had a big appearance on The Tonight Show Thursday night. And her heels might have been just a tiny bit too high.

In awesome Meghan style, she had a sense of humor about it – accepting the fall and lying flat on the floor, where Jimmy Fallon joined her. And then she walked it off! Or something.


Watch the full performance of her insanely catchy new song “Me Too” and try not to feel too much schadenfreude.

Listen to Slacker for Meghan’s latest and all your favourite songs on Today’s Hits!

This Alt Band May Have Filmed Their Music Video At The Most Cliche Location Ever.

Everyone knows the worst music video cliches are “shirtless in the rain”, “pool parties”, “throwing money” and “PERFORMING LIVE IN A VOLCANO.”

Kidding.

Yes I’m late on watching the video for Kaleo’s “Way Down We Go” but I think we can agree the volcano locale is pretty impressive. Unless you’re from Iceland and volcanoes are somehow a snoozefest to you but I can’t think of any other band who has done that.

The big question is how to one-up that?

email me red@slacker.com and I’ll read your ideas on Alternative Deep Dive

I’m going with this…

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Check out their debut album A/B, it’ll hit June 10th.

If You’re A Beyonce Fan And You Go To Jail, See If You Can Share A Cell With This Guy.

WARNING: NSFW LANGUAGE

Source: Gigwise

This might be hard to believe especially if you watch Lockdown/Locked Up Abroad, but some people actually have funny arrest stories. Stories you can tell at a dinner party without anyone walking out thinking you’re a (more) terrible person.

Now I don’t know all the details on this guy, his situation or his arrest but it’s got to be liberating to freak out mall-goers by simply singing a song. That’s one arrest most wouldn’t mind on their “record’.

Get it? record? POLICE RECORD??

Forget it :/

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As We Say In The South… Bless His Heart

The Biebs debuted his latest tattoo this week… on his face.


Resting up for the show in Philly it's gonna be a good one mark my words

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I know, a little hard to see in that pic. But it’s a cross. According to Us Weekly, he got it with a friend in NYC last week, and his tattoo artist claims “It represents his journey in finding purpose with God.”

Earlier this year, JB told GQ that he would consider getting a face tattoo when he’s “really old, not super old, but maybe, like, forties or fifties or something.” Oops. Guess he just couldn’t wait.

But hang on… just yesterday he posted this picture, with the tattoo conspicuously missing. [ETA: or is that it over there on the right? Maybe this image is just flipped? Hard to tell.]


Eyes are the window to the soul

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Is this going to turn into another Ed Sheerandid he or didn’t he” debacle?

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Whatever he’s up to, The Slacker Nation can’t be too mad about it. He’s still got 2 songs on this week’s Slacker Top 40 – check it out to hear the biggest songs of the week according to your listening behavior!

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