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Watch Franz Ferdinand’s “Right Action” Music Video

Watch Franz Ferdinand’s “Right Action” Music Video

Glasgow-rockers Franz Ferdinand have captured the hearts of indie fans all over the world since 2004’s self-titled debut LP. Between that and the two CDs that followed, with hits such as “Take Me Out,” “Do You Want To,” and “No You Girls,” Franz Ferdinand have established themselves as bonafide indie rock stars. It’s been four […]

Artist of the Week: Mikal Cronin

Artist of the Week: Mikal Cronin

WERS is featuring Garage Rock Singer-Songwriter Mikal Cronin as our Artist of the Week! Since 2005 Mikal Cronin has played in such San Fransico Garage Rock bands as Epsilons, Moonhearts, Okie Dokie and Party Fowl. Cronin has also worked with Ty Segall on numerous occasions, including various live tours and on the collaborative 2009 album Reverse […]

‘Stuck In Love’ Soundtrack

‘Stuck In Love’ Soundtrack

There’s one major ingredient required for solidifying an indie film as a favorite in the hearts of fans, and that’s a killer soundtrack. ‘Stuck in Love,’ a new movie starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, and more, follows a troubled family on their quest to understand love—a divorced writer struggling to raise […]

“One True Vine” by Mavis Staples

“One True Vine” by Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples has been singing gospel and R&B for over 60 years. She began at age 13 as part of the Staples Singers with her father and siblings, and eventually released her first solo album in 1969. One True Vine is the thirteenth studio album she’s released since then as well as her second collaboration […]

“In a Tidal Wave of Mystery” by Capital Cities

“In a Tidal Wave of Mystery” by Capital Cities

In 2009, Ryan Merchant responded to Sebu Simonian’ Craigslist ad and the two began writing jingles together. When their success in jingle-writing led to the formation of Capital Cities in 2011, no one could have predicted the duo’s first full-length album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, would become one of the most exciting debuts […]

New Info on John Mayer’s Upcoming Album

New Info on John Mayer’s Upcoming Album

John Mayer’s return from the throat surgery he underwent last August is nearly complete. On Tuesday, the singer/songwriter/guitar prodigy announced some new details about his upcoming release, Paradise Valley. The release date, previously announced to be August 13th (of this year) has been pushed a week back until August 20th. This is possibly an effort […]

“Live” by Ben Folds Five

“Live” by Ben Folds Five

The magnetic sound of the piano, cynical yet sensitive core of their lyrics, and the killer performances Ben Folds Five delivers to long-time fans as well as new, is now compiled in a full fifteen live track album, simply self-titled Live. Returning from a long hiatus in 2011, the rock-pop trio, comprised of Ben Folds on […]

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Queen to celebrate guitarist Brian May’s 66th birthday! Brian May was born today in 1947 in Hampton, London the only child of Harold and Ruth May.  Before Queen May was in the band Smile with singer/bassist Tim Staffell and drummer Roger Taylor. […]

Uvinyl to Re-release Rare Records

Uvinyl to Re-release Rare Records

Despite being the biggest record label in the world, Universal (owner of Island Def Jam, Interscope Geffen, and Verve Music Group among others) feels the need to appeal to the vinyl lovers in us all. Uvinyl, a project that takes into account all of the various types of music that Universal owns, is a crowd-funded […]

Concert Watch: July 18th–19th

Concert Watch: July 18th–19th

Greetings, concert lovers! Feel that heavy air seeping through your windows on the morning commute? There’s a cure for that, and it’s called live music, not whining to your co-workers until you’re banned from the communal kitchen. Got that? No whining, just shows. And, to boot, a few of them are free! Tomorrow, July 18th – David Wax Museum at Outside […]

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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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