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“Mosquito” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“Mosquito” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It’s been thirteen years since the indie/punk/rock (and a million other vague genres that don’t adequately describe their sound) Yeah Yeah Yeahs exploded onto the alternative music scene. If you can believe it. It seems like just yesterday that their hit “Maps” was creeping onto the airwaves of alt. radio stations as the bad suddenly […]

Concert Watch: July 24th-25th

Concert Watch: July 24th-25th

To take the edge off your post-festival blues, dear concert-goers, this week’s lineup is all over the place and full of two-for-one deals that will get you to the weekend. From brand new Prog Rock to old school throwbacks, here is the week in live music at your fingertips. Tonight – Imagine Dragons w/ The […]

On the Verge: Tom Odell

On the Verge: Tom Odell

His first full-length album, Long Way Down, came out June 24th, yet Tom Odell has already made quite the name for himself. The British folk-rocker won this year’s BRIT Critic’s Choice Award (previously won by successful artists like Ellie Goulding, Adele, and Florence and the Machine), and played at South by Southwest. Pretty impressive for […]

New Releases Tuesday: July 23

New Releases Tuesday: July 23

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. EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES This is the third album release for Edward Sharpe & the […]

“Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros”

“Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are releasing their third album in just four years. Following Up From Below and last year’s Here, this self-titled LP seems to be the quintessential Edward Sharpe album as it’s filled with enchanting melodies, various “unusual” instruments, the crooning voices of Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, and lyrics that talk […]

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 […]

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