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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

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 […]

On the Verge: Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot’s first tour in 2008 was entirely on bicycle. Lead singer and guitarist Israel Nebeker, and drummer Ryan Dobrowski, launched the tour in Washington, and finished in San Diego. They pulled their instruments behind them the entire way inbike trailers that they designed themselves. “Neither of us had ever done a bike tour before, […]

St. Vincent Live In Studio

Dressed in all black, Annie Clark, who goes by the stage name of St. Vincent, arrived at the WERS studio lively and friendly this Friday. Her new album Strange Mercy was just released two months ago, filled with electronic fuzz and powerful guitar that twists the traditional music style to really demonstrate why she’s considered […]

G Love Live In Studio

G Love Live In Studio

For a band that’s been around since 1992, G. Love & Special Sauce are always more youthful than you would expect. So when frontman Garrett Dutton, or G. Love, stopped by WERS for a solo performance, it came as no surprise that he still brought the lighthearted vibes and summer songs they’re known for even […]

Dawes Live In Studio

Dawes Live In Studio

Los Angeles based folk-rock band, Dawes, rocked the Royale last night with screeching guitar solos and floor pounding percussion. They co-headlined with Blitzen Trapper, playing many of the tracks off their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong. But before setting fire to the stage, Dawes made a stop at the WERS studio for a live acoustic […]

On the Verge: Givers

On the Verge: Givers

Upon being asked to jump intotheir first song, the band broke into the airy and playlist ready song “Up Up Up”, a heartening tune that offers any potentially weary listeners the chance to tap their toes during melancholy times, rather than bite their nails through the grief. The singer, various instrument percussionist, ukulele player, and […]

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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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