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Charlie Mars on Coffeehouse

Charlie Mars on Coffeehouse

“I only went to the party cause I heard you might be there.” This is the lyric that pops up on the screen then fades away if you visit Charlie Mars’ website, and just that one line conveys a lot of what makes Mars important as an artist. Sure it’s simple, but it carries a […]

On the Verge: Cory Chisel

On the Verge: Cory Chisel

During Cory Chisel’s WERS in-studio performance he says, “Some songs are about moving your body and what clothes you have on, and others are about storytelling.”  Cory Chisel and the assortment of artists who perform with him, the Wandering Sons, belong to the latter category.  Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons’ released their second album […]

Jake Sorgen on Coffeehouse

Jake Sorgen on Coffeehouse

Emerson alumnus and WERS veteran Jake Sorgen has become a respectable musician since graduating. So the surreal feeling that was shared between Sorgen and the WERS staff when he came to perform songs from his solo musical career was understandable. He interacted with the staff as if he had never left Emerson and was still working […]

On The Verge: Kate Miller-Heidke

On The Verge: Kate Miller-Heidke

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 from a singer-songwriter all the way from Australia, Kate Miller-Heidke. She  is classically trained with degrees from Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Queensland University of Technology  in […]

On the Verge: Jukebox The Ghost

On the Verge: Jukebox The Ghost

Every college freshman secretly hopes to find their niche right out the gate—whether you make it in a sorority, a theater group, or a band, everyone’s looking for something lasting. One of the few success stories of this endeavor is Jukebox the Ghost, a threesome that first met in the dorms at George Washington University […]

Delta Rae Live In Studio

Delta Rae Live In Studio

When this North Carolinian band walked in, they were carrying the normal variety of instruments such as guitars and basses, except the last member who was carrying a very beat-up silver trash can. It was apparent that this wasn’t going to be just any day in the studio. There was high energy all around, everyone […]

Johnny Foreigner Live In Studio

Johnny Foreigner Live In Studio

“It took us ten hours to get here from New York,” says Johnny Foreigner’s drummer Junior Laidley. “We got caught in Christmas,” he says, referring to the heavy snowfall outside the WERS window. It’s the quartet’s first trip to the city and only their second tour in America. Johnny Foreigner originally hails from Birmingham, England, […]

Freelance Whales Live In Studio

Freelance Whales Live In Studio

As the WERS studio filled with spacious and roomy rhythms and voices, it was clear Freelance Whales had indeed arrived. The studio was filled to the brim with the five musicians and their funky instruments, which help create their lively indie sound. Among them were the standard bass and acoustic guitars, but they were joined […]

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 […]

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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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