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“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard – Academy Award winning folk singer and songwriter – has embarked on his first solo project after working with acts like The Swell Season and The Frames. Hansard is ready to release his first solo album Rhythm and Repose on June 19 under Anti-Records. Hansard’s last year and a half living in New [...]

“I Like to Keep Myself In Pain” by Kelly Hogan

It’s been over a decade since Atlanta, Georgia artist Kelly Hogan put out a solo album, which leads to the question: where has she been all this time? Taking a look at her complete discography, it’s apparent that she’s been pretty busy as a collaborator with a smorgasbord of artists on several dozen records, contributing [...]

On The Verge: Reptar

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 Athens, Geogria-based quartet, Reptar. Reptar—who did indeed name their band after the Rugrats character—consists of singer-guitarist Graham Ulicy, William Kennedy on analog keyboards, drummer Andrew McFarland, and Ryan [...]

7Horse Live In Studio

7Horse Live In Studio

The WERS studio had a visit from 7Horse today for a wonderful live performance. The duo, consisting of longtime friends and rock veterans Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt, draws its sound from Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top up to recent blues rock groups like The Black Keys. Their debut album, Let the 7Horse Run,  is about “laying something down [...]

Digging Through the Crates #4

Johnny Foreigner is an English indie rock group and a self-proclaimed “country band with pretensions” and are still relatively new coming to the scene, first forming in 2006. After releasing their first full-length CD in 2008, the critically praised Waited Up ‘til It Was Light, the band continued their slow but steady ascent with a second recorded album and touring [...]

Revo Radar: Mr. Oizo

Mr. Oizo is going mainstream… or maybe not. Mr. Oizo, a French DJ on the Ed Banger label with Justice and SebastiAn, has always been the oddball of the group. His music has been called ‘schizophrenic’, ‘unlistenable’, and ‘absurdist’. Real name Quentin Dupieux, he’s recently gained a reputation as a cult filmmaker and last week [...]

Joe Pug on Coffeehouse

Joe Pug on Coffeehouse

Expression exuded from Joe Pug’s face as he sang and plucked away at his acoustic guitar in the WERS studio, one square-toed cowboy boot planted on the floor, the other resting on the crossbar of the stool he sat on. The tensing and relaxing of his brow only served to exaggerate the sentiment in his [...]

Great Lake Swimmers Live In Studio

Great Lake Swimmers Live In Studio

Tony Dekker, Erik Arnesen, and Miranda Mulholland of Great Lake Swimmers stand infront of me, packing away their guitars, violins, and banjos. Their music is a pleasing combination of folk with a touch of twang and a great vocal duet. They just performed three songs off of their newest album, New Wild Everything, for a [...]

On The Verge: Peasant

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 Peasant, whose second record, Bound For Glory, was released through Schnitzel Records on April 12th of this year. Peasant is the pseudonym of indie-singer songwriter Damian DeRose. He is currently touring through the end of June. They [...]

The Kooks at the House of Blues

The Kooks at the House of Blues

If you were walking down the street, he may look like just another pubescent skinny hipster wearing tight jeans up to his belly button and a head of curls. But onstage at the House of Blues this past Saturday night, Luke Pritchard, the lead singer and guitarist of the English indie rock band The Kooks, transformed [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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