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On The Verge: The Kopecky Family Band

On The Verge: The Kopecky Family Band

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 hails from Nashville, Tennesse and have played at festivals such as Bonnaroo and South By Southwest. They are the Kopecky Family Band—no they are not actually related—and together […]

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

With anticipation building as the group tours the country once more (though the Pet Sounds lineup is long over) for their fiftieth anniversary, the release of The Beach Boys’ That’s Why God Made The Radio is perfectly timed—in a society that thrives on nostalgia, the Boys deliver nearly a half-century of American pop culture along […]

“Synthetica” by Metric

“Synthetica” by Metric

The Canadian quartet Metric have been keeping their solid fan base antsy with the three year wait since their well received release of Fantasies in 2009. Lucky for fans, Synthetica still sports the sonic pop swirl that they loved in the past. Metric has never been a band to be ultra flashy and flamboyant – […]

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

This past Friday, Berklee School of Music had the honor of screening the documentary, Under African Skies. This is a touching commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s album Graceland, full of celebration and explanation of such a thoughtful album. Since the school is lucky enough to have Paul Simon as a member of the Board of Trustees, they also […]

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

What happens when music combines with, or becomes, a call for revolution? The Beatles, the Byrds, Dylan, Gaye, Stevens and many, many more would all agree; the world begins to change, however incrementally small or exponentially large. “Songwriters who whittle complicated issues down to a simple, memorable melody, put their finger on the zeitgeist of a […]

Digging Through the Crates #5

Digging Through the Crates #5

A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Mike Kinsella, the front man of projects like Owen and American Football along with the drummer of Cap’n Jazz. If you don’t know who Mike Kinsella is, then you are missing out on a really important part of the 90s: emo. People now consider […]

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

When you think Willie Nelson, you think badass – or at least you should. After sixty studio albums, becoming co-chair for the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, heading the genre known as ‘outlaw country’ since the end of the 1960s that stuck it to the conservative restrictions of […]

Revo Radar: Armin Van Buuren

Revo Radar: Armin Van Buuren

If playing a record breaking twelve and a half hour long set doesn’t prove his legacy, I don’t know what would. Dutch powerhouse DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is one of the most beloved trance artists. With over 14 years of experience, he’s nothing short of an electronic icon. He has been named number […]

“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

“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

“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 […]

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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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