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“Out of the Game” by Rufus Wainwright

“Out of the Game” by Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright is the king of the theatrical, instrumental, and often strange, all of which make for a killer sound and plenty of headlines. Out of the Game, Wainwright’s newest album and first original recording since early 2010’s All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, is all of the above. Since we last heard a new […]

Discover: “Little Broken Hearts”

Discover: “Little Broken Hearts”

Norah Jones’ new album “Little Broken Hearts” is our album of the month!

“Sweet Heart, Sweet Light” by Spiritualized

“Sweet Heart, Sweet Light” by Spiritualized

Spiritualized is a band often described as “space rock”, but it is not often that an album brings you so down to earth. Sweet Heart, Sweet Light is the result of harsh realities. It is the reflecting that you tend to do when you’re alone in your room and the inspiration you feel after it […]

“A Wasteland Companion” by M. Ward

“A Wasteland Companion” by M. Ward

M. Ward’s seventh studio album is the first to actually feature his likeness on its cover: A Wasteland Companion pictures the indie-folk artist’s majestically silhouetted pompadour set against an image of the moon. The album, which was released on April 10 by Merge Records, was recorded in eight studios and six cities (From west to […]

“Bloom” by Beach House

“Bloom” by Beach House

Dream pop duo Beach House dropped their fourth studio length album this month on Sub Pop records – Bloom. It’s been two years since we last heard from Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally with Teen Dream. While Teen Dream was wildly successful and hailed as one of the best albums of 2012, Bloom was undoubtedly born […]

On the Verge: Poor Moon

On the Verge: Poor Moon

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 Poor Moon, the side project of Casey Wescott and Christian Wargo of Fleet Foxes. Don’t worry, Fleet Foxes are still around and Wargo and Wescott are still members! […]

On the Verge: honeyhoney

On the Verge: honeyhoney

Santo and Ben Jaffe, the two core members of California band honeyhoney, were incredibly amusing to witness in person with their back and forth wisecracks and playful sarcasm. Their conversational chemistry lends itself well to their music, which pulls from rootsy stylings and adds them to the roster of impressive new Americana and folk musicians. […]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

“Let’s try it,” seemed to be the motto of the night for Alex Ebert, the lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. With a twelve-man band playing a brand new album, Here, coming out on May 29th, Saturday’s show at the Orpheum was all about experimenting with their largely expanded song set. “The […]

Regina Spektor at the Orpheum

Regina Spektor at the Orpheum

Regina Spektor knows what her audience wants, and there’s nothing she loves more than holding back to drive them nuts. The Orpheum buzzed Thursday evening after openers and Spektor’s good friends Only Son left the stage after a five-song set. The six-piece group (including, we kid not, a designated tambourine player) has accompanied Spektor on […]

Feist Live at House of Blues

Feist Live at House of Blues

Canadian singer Feist is most widely known for her song “1234,” a track featured in numerous commercials and feel-good videos. When she took the House of Blues’ stage this Monday however, she stayed away from her popular track, instead delving into other works. She didn’t need a counting song to show why she’s still a […]

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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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