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“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 […]

Atoms For Peace Take Music Off Spotify

Atoms For Peace Take Music Off Spotify

Thom Yorke and Atoms for Peace bandmate, Nigel Godrich (6th member of Radiohead), announced that they took their music off Spotify via twitter stating, “it’s bad for new music,” and “the numbers don’t even add up from Spotify yet.” Atoms for Peace’s debut album, AMOK, Yorke’s solo album, The Eraser, and the self-titled record from […]

New Releases Tuesday: July 16

New Releases Tuesday: July 16

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. MAYER HAWTHORNE, WHERE DOES THIS DOOR GO Where Does This Door Go is the third studio album for multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, […]

The Smashing Pumpkins Release Live Album

The Smashing Pumpkins Release Live Album

The Smashing Pumpkins have been a staple in alternative music since the release of their second album in 1993, Siamese Dream. Since the breakout success of that record, the Smashing Pumpkins have remained consistent in churning out solid release after solid release. Their latest album, their ninth studio LP, 2012’s Oceania, was met with acclaim […]

Artist of the Week: Lorde

Artist of the Week: Lorde

WERS is featuring 16-year-old New Zealand singer Ella Yelich O’Connor, better known as Lorde, as our Artist of the Week! Having been signed to Universal Music at the even more tender age of 13, Lorde’s music has already become a smash success back home and is starting to make rounds here in America. Last March, Lorde’s infectious […]

Throwback Thursday: Suzanne Vega

Throwback Thursday: Suzanne Vega

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Suzanne Vega in honor of her 54th birthday! Suzanne Vega was born in 1959 in Santa Monica, California, but soon moved to New York City where she grew up on the Upper West Side. She began writing poetry at an early age […]

Camera Obscura Live In-Studio

As far as Scottish bands go, Camera Obscura has had quite an impressive run. Since its inception in 1996, the band earned the blessings of late British DJ John Peel, survived multiple line-up changes, and released five critically well-received albums. Camera Obscura’s latest, Desire Lines, just came out in June and the band is currently […]

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