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“Beautiful Friction” by The Fixx

“Beautiful Friction” by The Fixx

Beautiful Friction is an eclectic collection of thoughts using the instrumental roots of the band to portray them. This will be the 10th studio album for The Fixx, but they have stayed close to their ’80s pop tendencies. There is always that dreamy scenery with a more abrupt foreground. The familiarity of this style is […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

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. Band of Horses, “Knock Knock” – This is the first single from the band’s upcoming fourth album Mirage Rock. Band of Horses does […]

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Expands to New Countries

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Expands to New Countries

Chicago’s Lollapalooza might have been given a run for its money this year with the storm evacuations, but they still keep dreaming big, now adding multiple locations for Lollapalooza 2013. Founder Perry Farrell wants to hold a Lollapalooza in not only Chicago next year, but Israel, Brazil, and Chile as well. Seeing that these new […]

Thom Yorke Supergroup Releases New Track

Thom Yorke Supergroup Releases New Track

Forming a supergroup to end all supergroups, Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Goodrich (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco teamed up to form experimental rock and electronica powerhouse Atoms for Peace. AFP formed in 2009 and is planning to have an actual album released in 2012. The band is named after […]

“Tiny Prayers” by Aaron Embry

“Tiny Prayers” by Aaron Embry

California native Aaron Embry is gearing up to release his first solo album Tiny Prayers on September 18, 2012. Embry is an American songwriter and record producer that comes from a group of creatively focused individuals. The son of screenwriter and talent manager Karen Embry and brother of actor Ethan Embry and photographer Kessia Embry, he […]

Artist Of The Week: Real Estate

Artist Of The Week: Real Estate

Each week WERS highlights an artist we love as our Artist of the Week. This week we’ve picked the indie-rock group hailing from Ridgewood, New Jersey, Real Estate! Real Estate was formed back in 2008 by Martin Courtney (vocals, guitars), Matt Mondanile (also of Ducktails on guitars), Alex Bleeker (bass), and Etienne Pierre Duguay (drums). […]

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Evacuated

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Evacuated

I’m sure most music fans wish they could be at Lollapalooza. However, I doubt they would elect to be there this Saturday when severe storms in Chicago forced the festival to be put on hold and the crowd to evacuate. Not necessarily a day of music-loving fun. The festival orchestrators urged attendees to take refuge in underground evacuation […]

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile’s fifth and latest album, which came out in June and is titled Bear Creek, is different than her previous four in a couple different ways. She and her band recorded it in a studio close to their home and produced it themselves. Trina Schumaker worked as an engineer on the album, as well, […]

“Just Tell Me That You Want Me”

Let’s be honest; a tribute album is really easy to get wrong. Whether it be The String Quartet Tribute to Limp Bizkit or Harptallica: A Tribute, fans who are musicians themselves can easily get carried away in their enthusiasm for another artist and miss the feel and excitement of the music altogether. Fortunately, that is not […]

“Suicide Pact” by JJAMZ

“Suicide Pact” by JJAMZ

Everybody loves a good acronym, especially the members of JJAMZ. Their names make up the title of their band, which is also a sort of indie-rock cool kids club. You’ve got Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley (who’s also toured with Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, Z Berg of The Like, James Valentine of […]

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