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The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys, now one of the biggest bands in the world, have stated that they are set to work on the highly anticipated follow-up to El Camino next year. After doing a full scale arena tour of America earlier this year, which included headlining sets at Coachella and two nights at Madison Square Garden, […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

Martin Harley on Coffeehouse

Martin Harley on Coffeehouse

Martin Harley’s life has been one full of travel and adventure, and it comes across through his music. Harley has not only biked 1,200 miles in thirty one days to play twenty seven shows, he has also set the Guinness World Record for theHighest Gig in the World, 21,000 feet up in the Himalayas. Harley, […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Last week Mumford & Sons’ new album Babel debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 600,000 copies sold, making it the biggest debut of the year. This marks the first #1 album for the folk-rock band and their record label, Glassnote Records, as well as the second highest sales week for any independent […]

Calexico Live In Studio

Calexico Live In Studio

The Tuscon, Arizona band Calexico came to the WERS studio represented by lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Joey Burns and pianist Sergio Mendoza of Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. With them they brought a host of new songs off their latest record Algiers, named after the New Orleans neighborhood in which it was recorded. Geography and […]

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

On October 6, we had a chance to experience a different direction in the EDM artist we tend to cover. That’s right — we went to see Crystal Castles at the House of Blues. The experimental electronic group consists of vocalist Alice Glass and producer Ethan Kath. This team has been around since 2004 and […]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Release 17-Minute Video

As Neil Young & Crazy Horse released their second single off Psychedelic Pill, “Ramada Inn”, they decided to also give eager fans just a little bit more. A 17-minute long video was created including old clips of people enjoying life in different every-day situations. As the psychedelic guitar wails, there is a variety of black […]

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit are no rookies when it comes to the WERS studio. The Scottish indie rock band have visited our station before, but this time they brought along songs from their newest release, State Hospital EP. “There’s an energy to the new stuff that is quite unique to those songs,” said frontman Scott Hutchison about […]

Live EP from the Black Keys

Live EP from the Black Keys

The Black Keys have spent huge portions of the last few years touring around the country in support of their last two albums, El Camino and Brothers. It was announced today that they will release a live EP called Tour Rehearsal Tapes, according to Rolling Stone, which will highlight all of the touring they’ve done. […]

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