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“3 Pears” by Dwight Yoakam

“3 Pears” by Dwight Yoakam

On his first original album in seven years, 3 Pears, country pioneer Dwight Yoakam remains stylistically steadfast. A blend of country, Americana, and pop sounds, 3 Pears delivers what fans have come to expect from Yoakam over the past twenty-plus years. In true Yoakam style, the album strikes a balance between heartfelt ballads and cowboy […]

“Now For Plan A” by The Tragically Hip

“Now For Plan A” by The Tragically Hip

After twelve studio albums, with the first EP dating back to 1987, The Tragically Hip have set some pretty high expectations for themselves. All five members of The Hip, as they are often called for short, have surely grown accustomed to the widespread recognition and acclaim that they receive not only in their native Canada, […]

“Uno!” by Green Day

Post-two concept albums, a politically charged rock opera, a throwback ’60s garage band alter-ego, and a regrettably unforgettable iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, what could possibly be left for Green Day to accomplish? To keep on rocking of course; three-fold to be exact. The first installment of their album trilogy, Uno!, takes everything you were expecting […]

Discover: “Tempest”

Discover: “Tempest”

September’s Album of the Month is Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Discover: “Slipstream”

Discover: “Slipstream”

August’s Album of the Month is Bonnie Raitt’s Slipstream

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

After a four-year hiatus, The Be Good Tanyas are back with A Collection, a career-spanning retrospective album that includes tracks from their three studio albums, as well as two new songs. As seems fitting from a retrospective, A Collection doesn’t break new ground even on its new tracks, but it’s a welcome return from a well-loved […]

“CSN 2012″ by Crosby, Stills & Nash

“CSN 2012″ by Crosby, Stills & Nash

For the first time in over two decades, Crosby, Stills & Nash welcome their audiences to experience all the brilliance of the group’s live performances right in their very own living room. CSN 2012, an album recorded to accompany the band’s first live performance film in over twenty years, brings the energy of the stage […]

“The Body Wins” by Sarah Jaffe

“The Body Wins” by Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe has taken a huge creative step from her first album with her new release, The Body Wins. Her 2010 album, Suburban Nature, was a nicely composed album that relied mostly on guitar melodies, but it lacked something, as do many singer-songwriters’ first bout. Her sophomore album is a much more interesting, well-rounded set of […]

“Beautiful Friction” by The Fixx

“Beautiful Friction” by The Fixx

Beautiful Friction is an eclectic collection of thoughts using the instrumental roots of the band to portray them. This will be the 10th studio album for The Fixx, but they have stayed close to their ’80s pop tendencies. There is always that dreamy scenery with a more abrupt foreground. The familiarity of this style is […]

“Tiny Prayers” by Aaron Embry

“Tiny Prayers” by Aaron Embry

California native Aaron Embry is gearing up to release his first solo album Tiny Prayers on September 18, 2012. Embry is an American songwriter and record producer that comes from a group of creatively focused individuals. The son of screenwriter and talent manager Karen Embry and brother of actor Ethan Embry and photographer Kessia Embry, he […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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