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Artist of the Week Tribute to Lou Reed

It’s difficult to properly eulogize an artist as impactful as Lou Reed. So-we are going to pay tribute to Lou Reed the best way we know how—via music. On this week’s Artist of the Weekstation dedicated to the icon, you’ll hear work from all eras of his career- with the Velvet Underground, as a solo […]

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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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Shania Twain is the Artist of the Week

15 years ago, Shania Twain scored her sixth number-one country single with “You’re Still the One”. This song went on to become an international mega-hit, and it earned her 4 Grammy nominations, of which she won 2. This week, she celebrates her 48th birthday, and Slacker is paying tribute the Queen of Country Pop. Shania’s […]

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The Grateful Dead is Slacker’s Artist Of The Week to Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s Birthday

This week would have been Jerry Garcia’s 71st birthday, and Slacker is joining music fans all over the globe in celebrating his life, memory, and music. As a founder of the Grateful Dead, he wrote and performed songs that galvanized an entire community. His musical legacy spans 4 decades and transcends generations. He was incredibly […]

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Artist of the Week: Prince

The Purple One turned 55 this month, and he is celebrating by preparing to release a new album with his latest backing band, Minneapolis’ 3rdEyeGirl. On recording the new album, he said “I don’t have time for old people…I want to work with young people.” It’s a fitting approach, as his music is timeless and […]

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