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On the Verge: The Barr Brothers

On the Verge: The Barr Brothers

I wasn’t really sure what to make of The Barr Brothers (Brad and Andrew Barr, Sarah Page, and Anders Vial) as they entered the WERS studio on a Tuesday afternoon. Even though the band is a modest number of four members, they continued dragging more and more instruments into the studio until there were enough […]

On the Verge: We Are Serenades

On the Verge: We Are Serenades

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 Swedish-based duo We Are Serenades. We Are Serenades consists of Adam Olenius and Markus Krunegard – of the bands Shout Out Louds and Laakso respectively. Their […]

On the Verge: ALO

On the Verge: ALO

California natives ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) took some time off from ruling the west to join us here on the east coast in the WERS studio. Over their ten year span, the funky, jammy, poppy, rocky band have released eight studio albums, the latest four under Jack Johnson’s Bushfire Records. Their music features a great […]

Motion City Soundtrack on The Left End

Motion City Soundtrack on The Left End

Our studio was fortunate enough to welcome in Justin Pierre (vocals) and Joshua Cain (guitar/vocals) of Motion City Soundtrack. Their newest album, Go, has sent them for quite the ride. Leaving the major label, Columbia Records, the band thought that they would ultimately be funding the record themselves, but when labels got a word that […]

On the Verge: Horse Feathers

On the Verge: Horse Feathers

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 Portland based indie folk band Horse Feathers whose fourth full-length album, Cynic’s New Year, is out now. Folk band Horse Feathers stopped by WERS to perform a […]

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin, one of the many talented artists performing at the upcoming Songs for Soldiers event, is just a year out of Berklee and already she has performed at SXSW and Lollapalooza. She is a singer/songwriter who does something with her music that I have never seen before: Easterlin is a loop-artist, and the two […]

Shawn Colvin Live In Studio

Shawn Colvin Live In Studio

Between a memoir, a new album, and a rigorous tour schedule, Shawn Colvin took time to stop by WERS this past Thursday. She grabbed a seat and immediately started feeling around on her fingerboard as we prepared for her solo acoustic session. As a singer-songwriter who has been creating albums for 23 years, Colvin seemed […]

Sofia Talvik on The Left End

Sofia Talvik on The Left End

For thirty-three-year-old Swedish artist and folk veteran Sofia Talvik, it’s all about committing to the cause. For a woman who’s committing herself to a two-year, worldwide tour, a new album, and a voice and personality that never seems to tire, no artist seems better suited to the task. We know what you’re thinking… a two […]

The Walkmen Live In Studio

The Walkmen Live In Studio

With their newest album, Heaven, released ten years since their debut record, it’s clear The Walkmen have a lot of memories to look back on. Singer and guitarist Hamilton Leithauser, guitarist Paul Maroon, bassist Walter Martin, and drummer Matt Barrick all stopped by the WERS studio for a special live performance (keyboardist Peter Bauer was unable to join with […]

On the Verge: Callaghan

On the Verge: Callaghan

Moving from London, UK to Atlanta, Georgia may seem anticlimactic for a rising musician, but for Georgina Callaghan, known to the world as Callaghan, that was her path to a music career. It all started with an email to Shawn Mullins via MySpace back in 2009. “I met Shawn in an unusual way,” said Callaghan […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

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