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On the Verge: Jeff Beam

On the Verge: Jeff Beam

Who sells their new album on cassette? Jeff Beam sells his new album on cassette. The statement alone is enough to sum up the throwback, kicked-back persona of On the Verge artist from the woods of Maine, and he’s got the sound to back it up. Coming into the WERS studios with a flannel shirt, [...]

Joshua Radin on Coffeehouse

Joshua Radin on Coffeehouse

Early this cold Saturday morning, the sun was just barely pushing through the clouds when singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, accompanied by backup guitarist Brandon Walters, trundled into the WERS studio to play a few stripped-down acoustic versions of several of tracks from his newest album, Underwater. Known best for his beautifully quiet, yet distinct, voice and [...]

Neil Halstead Live In Studio

Neil Halstead Live In Studio

Live Music Week happens bi-annually at WERS to raise money to keep our station running. We ask if you can pledge your support in order to keep us live on air, bringing you live performances from your favorite musicians. Pledges can be made here.  For one man and his guitar, Neil Halstead can make a big [...]

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson’s demeanor in person seems to directly mirror the style of his music, casual and full of the sharp wit reflected in his lyrics, the Emerson College notable alum and singer-songwriter, dropped by the WERS studio this afternoon to play an acoustic set for us back at his old stomping ground. Since his graduation, [...]

Henry Rollins Live In Studio

Henry Rollins Live In Studio

We get a lot of special artists in our studio here at WERS, but it’s always humbling to be treated to a truly renowned guest. This Tuesday afternoon, Henry Rollins stopped through to do an exclusive interview about his new “Capitalism” tour for his spoken word. The KCRW host, spoken word artist, actor, and former Black Flag frontman [...]

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

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 cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee was born and raised in Kentucky, where he studied classical music on cello from a young age. He played alongside Casey Driessen, Abigail [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

On the Verge: Audra Mae

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 Oklahoma City native Audra Mae, who also happens to be the great-grand-niece of Judy Garland. She has toured with Frank Turner, Good Old War, Stephen Kellogg, and Lucero among others and is the founding [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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