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On the Verge: Ben Sollee

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On The Verge is the cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee was born and raised in Kentucky, where he studied classical music on cello from a young age. He played alongside Casey Driessen, Abigail […]

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking musicians of the past two decades. Both musically and technologically, Reznor has always put himself on the cutting edge and now, with the help of Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, he is looking to continue this trend. In addition releasing his new […]

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

The WERS Artist Of The Week is The Wallflowers! The Jakob Dylan-led rock group just released their sixth studio record, Glad All Over. The Wallflowers first formed in 1989 and got started by playing club shows in Los Angeles. In 1992 they released their self-titled debut record on Virgin Records.  That first record was a […]

Discover: “Babel”

Discover: “Babel”

October’s Album of the Month is Mumford & Sons’ Babel

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

It’s not enough to say that Menomena is just another experimental indie rock band from Portland that uses a saxophone on a couple songs and has some popular animated music videos on YouTube. The five musicians on stage tonight at the Brighton Music Hall have so much talent between themselves that is unfortunately not represented […]

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys, now one of the biggest bands in the world, have stated that they are set to work on the highly anticipated follow-up to El Camino next year. After doing a full scale arena tour of America earlier this year, which included headlining sets at Coachella and two nights at Madison Square Garden, […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Frigid Friday! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it since this morning was arguably near freezing. Wherefore art thou summer? But nothing warms you up quite like your weekly fix of music history, am I right? Of course I am. In honor of this being the month of ghosts and ghouls it seems to be quite […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, which was founded 46 years ago tomorrow. Few bands have been as influential as The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Formed in London (officially on October 12, 1966), bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell were originally conceived as Hendrix’s backing band.  The […]

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