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“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

It’s the feeling you get when you find yourself somewhere that dances on the line between familiar and new. A sort of déjà-vu where you can’t tell if you’ve been here before in a dream or in reality. Sort of exciting but still strangely comfortable. This is Devendra Banhart’s newest LP release, Mala (2013). A […]

The Flaming Lips New Music Video

The Flaming Lips New Music Video

A couple of days ago The Flaming Lips released a new music video for the song “Ashes in the Air” featuring Bon Iver. This song was off of the bands 2012 album, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. This was a collaboration album where The Flaming Lips made songs with the likes of Ke$ha, Biz […]

Artist of the Week: Charles Bradley

Artist of the Week: Charles Bradley

This week, WERS is featuring the Screaming Eagle of Soul himself, Charles Bradley, as our Artist of the Week. Charles Bradley is a revivalist in every sense of the word.  Not only is he a throwback to the soul (and showmanship) of the 60′s and 70′s, he also has a backstory that feels more like […]

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

It is that time of the year when music fans start putting together their playlists for summer, and Cayucas’ latest album Bigfoot should without a doubt be on the top of that list. The April third release brings the band’s second album in the past two years, and guarantees the perfect soundtrack for a summer […]

Paul McCartney Announces New Tour

Paul McCartney Announces New Tour

Sir Paul McCartney is, without a doubt, one of the biggest names in modern music ever. His continued vitality can be put down to his status as both a figure of Beatlesmania nostalgia and a continually vital musical force. In the past decade he has released three albums under his own name, his third under […]

Frightened Rabbit Live at HOB

Frightened Rabbit Live at HOB

It’s been a busy year for the Scottish quintet, Frightened Rabbit. The band consists of Scott Hutchinson , his brother Grant Hutchinson, Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan, and Gordon Skene and they released their State Hospital EP in September just a mere five months before the release of their fourth full-length record Pedestrian Verse. The set […]

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

Most journalists like to start off their reviews of whatever the latest Strokes album is by mentioning their debut album, Is This It, and the seismic impact it had on the past ten or so years of rock and indie music. Let’s just skip over all of that: you can read tons of articles about […]

James Brown YouTube Channel Launch

James Brown YouTube Channel Launch

Home entertainment company Shout! Factory and the James Brown estate have come together to give the late James Brown an official YouTube channel and online site. Yesterday, Friday April 5th, was the 45th anniversary of Brown’s famed concert in Boston. For those who don’t know the story, the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin […]

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

With a name like hers, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers was destined for a career in bluegrass music. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded in Nashville, Struthers’ sophomore effort, Carnival is a fun and colorful album that takes you for a ride. Showing off her southern roots, the album opens up with “The Baker’s […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Calling all music aficionados! Did you know that April 5th has been a groundbreaking day in music for decades? Let’s take a look back. Today in 1976, Led Zeppelin released their seventh studio album, Presence. The album was released by Swan Song Records and recorded during the band’s more tumultuous times when Robert Plant was recovering from […]

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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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