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On the Verge: Christian McNeill

On the Verge: Christian McNeill

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On The Verge is the local rock and soul act Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters. Front man Christian McNeill, who is referred to on the band’s Facebook page as, “an Irish […]

Two Gentlemen of Verona Live In Studio

Two Gentlemen of Verona Live In Studio

Members from the cast of Emerson’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona swung by the WERS studios to perform a few songs for Standing Room Only. Anna Harissis, Lanea Ritrovato, and Jake Novak will star in the musical next weekend, among an enormous cast, with performances on April 18th, 19th, and 20th. The musical, originally […]

On the Verge: The Staves

On the Verge: The Staves

It’s rare to encounter the problem of there not being enough synonyms in the thesaurus for “lovely” to accurately describe someone, but this surely will be an issue for anyone who meets the ladies of The Staves. Made up of the Stavely-Tyler sisters (Emily, Jessica, and Camilla), this folksy-acoustic trio hailing from Watford, England stopped […]

They Might Be Giants Live In Studio

They Might Be Giants Live In Studio

In the WERS live mix studio, John Flansburgh picks up a wooden microphone case and knocks on it rapidly. “This would make a good snare,” he commented. “Mind if I steal it?” This is a habit he’s become accustomed to in the thirty years with best friend John Linnell and the cultural anomaly that is […]

Dawes Live In Studio

Dawes Live In Studio

Dawes is an American folk rock band from Los Angeles, California made up of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith (respectively on guitar and drums), along with bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Tay Stratharin. The band was formed in 2009 when Blake Mills departed the original band, Simon Dawes, and Taylor and Gelber decided to take […]

On the Verge: Passenger

On the Verge: Passenger

Before Mike Rosenberg, the one-man act that is Passenger, performed his first show to kick off his tour in the US tonight, he decided to swing by our studio to play us a few tunes. The UK-born singer-songwriter has been through the ups and downs of the industry, spanning from busking on the streets just […]

Live Music Week Spring 2013

Live Music Week Spring 2013

CLICK HERE to read about all of our exclusive Live Music Week performances. As always, during Live Music Week, WERS brings you an entire week of some of your favorite local and national acts performing live in studio. Thank you to everyone who pledge this past week to support commercial-free public radio! We raised over […]

Husky Live In Studio

Husky Live In Studio

Husky, led by singer/guitarist Husky Gawenda came to the WERS studio all the way from Melbourne, Australia to play songs from their debut album, Forever So. The four-piece band consisted of an acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. Their sound seemed to suspiciously manifest itself through the facial hair of Gawenda; thick and woodsy, yet […]

On the Verge: Husky

On the Verge: Husky

This week’s artist On The Verge is the Australian indie-folk  band Husky who base themselves out of Melbourne. The four piece band is made up of Husky Gawenda, Luke Collins, Evan Tweedie and Gideon Preiss and they have opened for such acts as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Devendra Banhart, The Shins, Gotye, and Noah […]

Ásgeir Trausti Live In Studio

Ásgeir Trausti Live In Studio

Now an annual event, our very own Reykjavik Calling is bringing to Boston some of Iceland’s finest and pairing them up with a host of talented, local acts. One of the main Icelandic attractions, Ásgeir Trausti, took some time out of his schedule to stop by the WERS studio and perform a three song, acoustic […]

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