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“Stars and Satellites” by Trampled By Turtles

Trampled By Turtles’ sixth album in eight years, Stars and Satellites, is in many ways a fine introduction to the band who stand as one of the rare few that unpretentiously deserve a hyphenated genre classification: let’s go with “post-punk bluegrass” for now. The album opens with “Midnight On The Interstate”, which infuses some pop [...]

Washed Out Live at the Paradise

Washed Out Live at the Paradise

28 year-old Ernest Greene never imagined the level of fame that would shortly follow his home-made mixtapes. Washed Out, Greene’s project, is a chillwave synthpop sound that quickly spread by word of mouth. The young guy from Perry, Georgia went from mixing together sounds in his bedroom in 2009 to rocking a sold-out crowd in [...]

On the Verge: Ben Lear

On the Verge: Ben Lear

Every Tuesday at 4:15pm, WERS highlights an artist that we feel is just about to make it big in our weekly “On The Verge” series. This week we have picked Brooklyn, New York-based singer-songwriter, Ben Lear. Lear recently released his debut album, Lillian, which Lear himself describes to be a “folk-opera” .  Lillian tells the story of a young [...]

fun. Live at the House of Blues

fun. Live at the House of Blues

When indie rock band The Format broke up in 2008, fans had no idea what the future would hold for singer Nate Ruess. Teaming up with Anathallo’s Andrew Dost and Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff, he immediately formed the band fun. and went on tour with Jack’s Mannequin that same year. Melodies and enthusiasm fueled their [...]

On the Verge: Cate Le Bon

On Tuesdays at 4:15, listen in to WERS for our weekly “On The Verge” series, where we highlight a band or solo artist that we feel is just about to hit the big time! This week we are featuring Welsh singer-songwriter, Cate Le Bon. Le Bon hails from Penboyr, Wales and sings in both English [...]

On the Verge: Adam Arcuragi

Every Tuesday afternoon at 4:15pm, WERS highlights a new artist that we have discovered and want to share with you by having them into our studio for a performance and interview for our “On The Verge” series. This week we are highlighting Adam Arcuragi who recently released a brand new album, Like A Fire That [...]

“Visions” by Grimes

Grimes, aka Montreal-based electro-pop sprite Claire Boucher, is finally breaking through with her third LP ‘Visions’. It’s an irresistible album— it’s dreamy, breezy electro-pop, yet it hides something deep underneath its charm. It’s extremely catchy, and rides on the current wave of 80s-inspired electronic dance music. Yet, the album leaves you with something more. Grimes [...]

The Magnetic Fields at Berklee

The Magnetic Fields at Berklee

  Friday was an extra special night at The Magnetic Fields show in Boston. It was Parent’s Night for the 5 best friends. Every song about depression, vengeful urges, transgender infatuations, and failed love was performed with the band’s relatives live and in-person. Even with this potentially awkward situation, The Magnetic Fields were able to [...]

DeVotchKa Live in Studio

DeVotchKa Live in Studio

DeVotchKa stopped by WERS for a live in-studio performance before opening for The Magnetic Fields the 7th and 8th at the Berklee Performance Center. The normally gypsy or cabaret band has had to restructure their songs for the stage to match The Magnetic Fields’ intimate sound. This includes making the quartet a trio, Jeanie Schroder [...]

“The Great Despiser” by Joe Pug

Joe Pug has always sounded wise beyond his years, ever since his first EP, 2008′s “Nation of Heat.” Five years later, his world-weariness is even more apparent on “The Great Despiser,” to be released April 24. There’s a tone to his voice and his lyrics that echoes folk legends from Bob Dylan to Steve Earle, [...]

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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