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Feist Live at House of Blues

Feist Live at House of Blues

Canadian singer Feist is most widely known for her song “1234,” a track featured in numerous commercials and feel-good videos. When she took the House of Blues’ stage this Monday however, she stayed away from her popular track, instead delving into other works. She didn’t need a counting song to show why she’s still a […]

Good Old War at the Paradise

Good Old War at the Paradise

Some musicians are rock stars and let the lights separate them from the crowd. A number are inverted cabin dwellers, too timid to engage with the crowd. Others are worried about their future and plan every sentence they will say onstage. But folk band Good Old War is none of these; they’re a family with […]

Washed Out Live at the Paradise

Washed Out Live at the Paradise

28 year-old Ernest Greene never imagined the level of fame that would shortly follow his home-made mixtapes. Washed Out, Greene’s project, is a chillwave synthpop sound that quickly spread by word of mouth. The young guy from Perry, Georgia went from mixing together sounds in his bedroom in 2009 to rocking a sold-out crowd in […]

fun. Live at the House of Blues

fun. Live at the House of Blues

When indie rock band The Format broke up in 2008, fans had no idea what the future would hold for singer Nate Ruess. Teaming up with Anathallo’s Andrew Dost and Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff, he immediately formed the band fun. and went on tour with Jack’s Mannequin that same year. Melodies and enthusiasm fueled their […]

The Magnetic Fields at Berklee

The Magnetic Fields at Berklee

  Friday was an extra special night at The Magnetic Fields show in Boston. It was Parent’s Night for the 5 best friends. Every song about depression, vengeful urges, transgender infatuations, and failed love was performed with the band’s relatives live and in-person. Even with this potentially awkward situation, The Magnetic Fields were able to […]

SXSW 2012: A Matter of Songs

SXSW 2012: A Matter of Songs

  Songs matter. A week ago when the WERS team heading out for Austin, Texas we anticipated warm weather, good music, and some 6th Street foodcarts. We came back with that fairly simple but important message: Songs matter. Everybody has their press kits—or more accurately bandcamp.com urls—beards, and cowboy hats at the ready, walking 6th […]

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