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“When It Was Now” by Atlas Genius

“When It Was Now” by Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius’s debut album, When It Was Now, pulses with the beat of the 80’s with an attention deficiency, but it’s a good thing. The South Australian band began on a whim in 2011, and has since produced a consistent and timely seven songs to tie together their first full release to follow up their […]

“Get Up!” by Ben Harper

“Get Up!” by Ben Harper

Blues fans will be overjoyed to find that a new musical gem has already risen to the surface this year in the form of Get Up! an album featuring Ben Harper and the legendary harmonica player, Charlie Musselwhite. Get Up! takes the talent of both Grammy Award winning musicians and creates a classic album that […]

“GRRR!” by The Rolling Stones

“GRRR!” by The Rolling Stones

In the entire universe of popular music, there may be no band as prolific or as widely-known as The Rolling Stones. Since their formation in London in 1962, the Stones have permanently left their mark on the genre worldwide; defining what it means to be a rock and roll band for future musicians and fans […]

“Wonderful, Glorious” by EELS

“Wonderful, Glorious” by EELS

If you weren’t acquainted with Los Feliz, California band EELS’s nine albums prior to this month’s Wonderful, Glorious, it wouldn’t be such a revelation. The album is sprinkled with feel-good songs with grunge-rock inspiration, thanks to lead singer Mark “E” Everett’s signature, scratchy cords. For fans of EELS, this album is the last thing one […]

“m b v” by My Bloody Valentine

“m b v” by My Bloody Valentine

On February 2nd, music fanatics around the world brought their Saturday nights to a screeching halt when the legendary shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine announced they were releasing their follow up to their 1991 album Loveless that very night. Band leader Kevin Shields has been teasing at the album for decades, and it got the […]

Discover: “Glad All Over”

Discover: “Glad All Over”

This February, WERS is honoring The Wallflowers Glad All Over as the featured Album of the Month! Where seven years hiatus is the death rattle for most bands, The Wallflowers are just as determined to prove they’re different as ever. “If it’s a comeback you want, get your hands raised,” the infamous Jakob Dylan croons […]

West of Memphis: “Voices for Justice”

West of Memphis: “Voices for Justice”

In 1994, a group of teenagers were convicted for the murders of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The children’s bodies, found hogtied and naked, were discovered in a wooded ditch known as the “Robin Hood Hills” and the three teens, Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, were accused of sacrificing the three […]

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

In 1998 Adam Green left Emerson College (it’s true!) after a semester to form The Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson. Although the band parted ways in 2004, the two truly had a charming run, perhaps reaching their apex when their song “Anyone Else But You” was featured in the 2007 award winning film Juno. Since […]

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely […]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

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