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Artist of the Week: Grouplove

Artist of the Week: Grouplove

This week we’re featuring GROUPLOVE as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Spreading Rumours! The origin story of Los Angeles-based indie band Grouplove is a hippie with a guitar’s dream– two crazy kids meet in Manhattan, develop a sound and discover three additional members during an artist’s residency in Crete, […]

Mumford & Sons Announce Break

Mumford & Sons Announce Break

English folk rockers Mumford & Sons have revealed they will be taking a hiatus. The announcement follows their final tour date in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Keyboardist Ben Lovett revealed to Rolling Stone that the band is looking forward to being free of the commitments, pressures, and strict schedules that come with creating music and touring. […]

Arcade Fire Share Tracklist

Arcade Fire Share Tracklist

The tracklist for Arcade Fire’s highly anticipated Reflektor has been allegedly leaked. The tracklist surfaced yesterday on Amazon France but has yet to be confirmed by the band. The tracklist is as follows: 1. Reflektor 2. We Exist 3. Flashbulb Eyes 4. Here Come The Night Time 5. Normal Person 6. You Already Know 7. […]

Watch Pearl Jam’s “Sirens” Music Video

  Pearl Jam have shared an official live music video for “Sirens”, the second single off their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, out October 15th. Directed by David Clinc, who also directed their 2007 concert film, Imagine in Cornice, it is soulful, mysterious, and shadowed. There’s always at least one ballad-y, slower song on every […]

Stream Kings of Leon’s 6th Studio Album

Stream Kings of Leon’s 6th Studio Album

Kings of Leon are currently streaming their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, on iTunes to promote the album’s official release on September 24. The band’s bassist, Jared Followill, describes the album as one of Kings of Leon’s most immature albums to date. In an interview with Metro, Jared goes on to explain that the band played countless […]

Green Day Frontman Stars in New Indie Film

Green Day Frontman Stars in New Indie Film

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has landed a starring role in a new indie film alongside Leighton Meester. The film, Like Sunday, Like Rain, is about a musician (Meester) and her motherly relationship with a twelve-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will portray the boyfriend of Meester’s character. The film will be directed by Frank Whaley, an […]

In Utero Gets Reissue

In Utero Gets Reissue

Most of us are familiar with Nirvana, the band that started off in the Seattle grunge scene and ended up turning 90s alternative rock on its head. The band’s demise came when infamous lead singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. In the short time of the band’s existence, they released three studio albums; Bleach […]

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

Happy Friday! That means it’s time for a look back at music history. On this day in 1975, David Bowie scored his first #1 single in the United Sates. “Fame” was the first to reach the top of the charts in the States, as well as the first to even breach the top 10. The […]

Deerhunter Cancel Tour

Deerhunter Cancel Tour

Deerhunter, indie psychedelic noise rockers from Atlanta, recently announced that they have cancelled their upcoming month-long tour of Europe. The band issued this statement to fans yesterday through promoters All Tomorrow’s Parties: “We are very disappointed to have to cancel our upcoming European tour due to unforeseen circumstances. We were very excited for these shows, […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Jimi Hendrix in memory of his the forty-third anniversary of his death. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. In the mid 1950’s Jimi used to carry around an old broom in elementary school and pretended it was a […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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