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On the Verge: Justin Jones

On the Verge: Justin Jones

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 singer-songwriter Justin Jones, an artist from Virginia who’s fourth album, Fading Light, is available now. Jones has released four albums to date, the most recent having been recorded under […]

On the Verge: Lisa Hannigan

On the Verge: Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan is what comes to mind when you think of a regular Irish girl: she’s got the hair, she’s got the look, and – upon further inspection – she’s definitely got the sound. After seven years playing with recent indie music legend and fellow Irishman Damien Rice, Hannigan struck out on her own to […]

David Longstreth Live In Studio

David Longstreth Live In Studio

Last night, the indie rock group Dirty Projectors played a remarkable set to a sold out crowd at the Paradise Rock Club. WERS was lucky to have their frontman David Longstreth stop by to play an intimate, acoustic performance of some of the group’s songs. While their genre may be hard to pin down (if […]

On the Verge: The Pines

On the Verge: The Pines

Sporting a refreshing sound and their Midwestern gear (flannel and beards from head to toe), The Pines load into the WERS on-air studio with the comfort and confidence every good band has. Benson Ramsey, David Huckfelt, and Alex Ramsey sound check their Mumford-esque vocals and dreamy guitar blends to prepare for their feature On the […]

Real Estate Live In Studio

Real Estate Live In Studio

I was supposed to interview the band Real Estate when they came in for the live mix at our WERS studio, but due to time conflicts the band couldn’t stay. For a couple reasons, I felt a little freaked out inside when I realized this; Real Estate is one of my favorite bands, and I […]

Jon Herington Live In Studio

Jon Herington Live In Studio

Joining us for a live in studio performance was Jon Herington. Though primarily known as a sideman on albums and tours for artists including Steely Dan, Madeleine Peyroux, and currently The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, Herington has also made a name for himself as a solo musician. Performing without the other two members that […]

On the Verge: The Well-Informed

On the Verge: The Well-Informed

The Well-Informed traveled from their hometown of Brooklyn to Boston for a day to share what they call Pop revivalism for the record bin romantic.They also refer to their music as post-modern Dixieland standards for the wayward youth and Cuban Missile make-out music. Two of the three band members (Evan Duby, who writes songs and […]

Sara Watkins Live In Studio

Sara Watkins Live In Studio

Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and fiddler Sara Watkins stopped by the WERS studios for an exclusive live mix on her “day off” from a rigorous national tour and fresh off of her main stage appearance at the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. Watkins first came on to the American music scene in 1989 […]

On the Verge: Jim Hanft

On the Verge: Jim Hanft

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 Emerson Alum Jim Hanft, a former comedy student who prides himself on his ability to write lyrics “that you’ve thought, but are afraid to say.” He released […]

The Head and the Heart Live In Studio

The Head and the Heart Live In Studio

The Head and The Heart stopped in the studio to sweep us with their beautiful acoustic set. The band seemed as giddy as everyone at the station for the upcoming Newport Folk Festival weekend, pushing through their songs with a high summer energy. Having some vigorous touring schedules and working on some new songs, the […]

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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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