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Ben Lee Live In Studio

Ben Lee Live In Studio

When Ben Lee’s Awake is the New Sleep first landed, people couldn’t get enough of the catchy pop tune “Catch My Disease”. With hand-clapping and guitar strums that call out like summer, Lee sang “and that’s the way I like it” with a carefree attitude that had the song stuck in listeners’ heads for days. [...]

Bamboozle Preview!

Bamboozle Preview!

Ten years ago, John D’Esposito decided to create a festival dedicated to punk rock and called it Skate and Surf. This weekend long, sports oriented concert was held in Asbury Park, NJ where bands like Folly, Coheed and Cambria, Moe, and Taking Back Sunday played. Eventually, Skate and Surf evolved into what most people know [...]

On the Verge: My Pet Dragon

Every Tuesday at 4:15pm, WERS features an artist that we feel is about to make it big in our “On The Verge” series. This week My Pet Dragon is stopping by our studios for a performance and interview! My Pet Dragon are a band hailing from Brooklyn, NY who have recently released a new album, [...]

“Voice of Ages” by The Chieftains

In the opening measures of “Carolina Rua”, a flute trills while Imelda May croons “Do you love me?” like someone singing in the shower. Seconds after that, she makes way for an Irish jig and right then fans know The Chieftains are back. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, The Chieftains invite modern musicians to record [...]

“Ceremonials” by Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine’s Ceremonials is our first Album of the Month of 2012. There is more of a gothic tilt to the songwriting and production, both of which can be attributed to producer Paul Epsworth, than on Lungs. Heavy-laden reverb and multi-layered vocal tracks, which include multiple tracks of Flo along with members of [...]

James Mercer Live In Studio

In 2004’s “Garden State,” Natalie Portman handed her headphones to Zach Braff and said, “You gotta hear this one song. It’ll change your life, I swear.” We heard the Shins’ “New Slang.” When the movie and its soundtrack skyrocketed to popularity, so did the band. Their unique sound, with its combination of catchy melodies, sharp [...]

“El Camino” by The Black Keys

Our last Album of the Month for 2011 is The Black Keys’ El Camino. This hard-hitting follow-up to Brothers picks up the heavy-handed blues of that record with the collaborative might of The Black Keys and producer Danger Mouse, whose fingerprints trace this LP much as they did on 2008′s Attack and Release. The thick [...]

WERS Staff Picks 2011

WERS Staff Picks 2011

Andrew Kessler, Membership Coordinator: The Handsome Furs “Sound Kapital” is my pick for album of the year. Electronic pop has been a growing trend in music lately, and the married couple behind the Handsome Furs havecreated an album full of great music. The opening track makes you want to kick off your shoes and dance [...]

On the Verge: Owen

On the Verge: Owen

Mike Kinsella sits on a stool, intensely tuning his guitar and the studio seems a bit empty with just the lone, focused figure placed in the center. Kinsella (whose solo project is named Owen) has been in the music scene since age twelve in various capacities, but is still very serious about his music. Cordial [...]

On the Verge: Nikki Lane

We welcomed Indie-Country artist Nikki Lane to the WERS studios this past Saturday for an On The Verge session. She released her first EP in July and her debut album Walk of Shame in September and she’s had our attention ever since. She has a knack for writing gorgeous melodies and badass deliveries. Since growing [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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