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Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

As some may know, Swedish electronic pop duo The Knife are all about mystery. They obscure their face in interviews and videos, they rarely perform, and theyʼve been somewhat quiet since their last album Silent Shout in 2006. Now, with bands drawing influence from them left and right (Purity Ring and Niki & the Dove to name a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning! The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and here is your music fix to get you through the end of the work day. On this day in 1980, at the request of Yoko Ono at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, John Lennon fans joined […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Earlier this week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced next year’s inductees. The list includes Progressive Rock pioneers Rush, female Classic Rock duo Heart, “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” singer Randy Newman, and Blues guitarist Albert King. They all managed to stand out among an impressive array of nominees that also […]

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Dinosaur Jr. to celebrate J Mascis’ birthday, which was this week. It’s always refreshing to hear a new album from an, ahem, old band that doesn’t feel like a cynical cash grab, and the fact that Dinosaur Jr. just churned out another great one (this […]

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Happy finals and final days of work, concert-goers! This week’s music-loving agenda errs on the side of alternative, and we’re not complaining. Here’s your weekly menu: Tonight, December 12 – Concrete Blonde @ The Sinclair Initially springing up in the ’80’s, reviving in 00’s, and now in the new decade, Los Angeles alt band Concrete Blonde […]

Springsteen & Black Keys to perform with Rolling Stones

Springsteen & Black Keys to perform with Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are wrapping up their 50th anniversary tour at the end of this week at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on the 13th and 15th. The Stones have been hosting a variety of special guests at their shows, and that remains true for their final performance this year. They’ve announced that […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. GREEN DAY: TRE Tre, the final album in Green Day’s trilogy of records has dropped just in time for the end of the […]

New M83 Music Video

Fans of French alternative band, M83 will be excited to hear that the band has just released the third and final video of the current project with renowned directing team Fleur & Manu. Ever since the release of their most recent studio album entitled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83 envisioned a trilogy of videos to go […]

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

The Artist Of The Week is WERS favorite, Mike Doughty! Doughty first rose to prominence as the leader of the 90s alt-rock band, Soul Coughing and since then has had a fruitful career as a solo artist. Last month he released an all-covers album, The Flip Is Another Honey.   Doughty was born on June 10, 1970 in […]

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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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