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Devo’s Bob Casale Dies at 61

While Devo are best known for their Energy Dome hats and their 1980 hit “Whip It”, they have consistently pushed the boundaries of punk, new wave, and pop music throughout their nearly forty years of existence. The classic line-up of Devo consisted of two brothers: Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale. Ever […]

U2 Releasing New Album This Summer

U2 has been receiving a lot of buzz lately due to the success of their song “Ordinary Love” that they wrote for the film Mandela. Having just won a Golden Globe for this single and also being nominated for an Oscar, the band definitely does not regret the decision to write this song for the […]

Neko Case Adds New Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Neko Case has announced tour dates for the upcoming months. Her travels include stops in Australia, Canada, and both coasts of the United States. Neko Case will also be making appearances at major music festivals including California’s Coachella, Washington’s Sasquatch festival and New York’s Governor’s Ball. Her upcoming shows will feature songs from her […]

Villagers Release New Single

Irish band Villagers released a new track titled “Occupy Your Mind” purposely coinciding with the start of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Upon release, frontman Conor J. O’Brien accompanied the song with a few words speaking to the anti-gay laws in Russia, writing, “In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find attached […]

The National’s Bryce Dessner Releasing Orchestral Album

Bryce Dessner is readying to release a three song orchestral album called St. Carolyn by the Sea on March 3rd. Although the musician is certainly most well-known for his part in The National on guitar, Dessner is also an incredibly talented arranger and composer. Dessner traverses genres quite beautifully between classical orchestra and full-fledged rock. […]

Foster the People Look Back on “Pumped Up Kicks”

Lead singer of LA-based band Foster the People, Mark Foster, recently sat down with NME to discuss the breakout 2010 single and the effect – or rather effects – it had on society at the time. Foster explains in the interview how the song made the band extremely sought after by record labels out of […]

Lana Del Ray Announces New Album Release

Former WERS Artist of the Month Lana Del Ray has confirmed a release date for her album. Well, sort of. A video recently surfaced of Lana meeting with fans and talking about her upcoming album Ultraviolence. After scoring her first number one single this past year with “Summertime Sadness” and winning a Grammy for best remixed […]

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Appear on ‘Parks & Recreation’

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Appear on ‘Parks & Recreation’

The NBC hit show Parks and Recreation is currently in its 6th season and has been fairly star-studded, compensating for the loss of Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe from their main cast. Guest stars for this season have included stars such as Henry Winkler and Kristen Bell; and Jeff Tweedy is no exception. The frontman of […]

Beatles Box Set Reissuing all US Albums

January 21st, 1964: a date that will live in infamy. Well, not exactly, but it was the date in which the Beatles first brought their wonderfully-melodic selves to the United States. In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of them treading on our soil, a Beatles box set will be released next month. The box […]

New Music Tuesday: December 10th

Though new music tends to take a backseat to the monolith that is the holiday season, look closer, listeners– even as Santa dominates the airwaves, the last releases of the year are sneaking out into the public consciousness! Eat up, kids: Brendan Benson, You Were Right This Raconteurs member’s sixth solo release, You Were Right has been praised […]

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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, […]