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John Fullbright on Coffeehouse

John Fullbright on Coffeehouse

For this week’s edition of The Coffeehouse, we at WERS were fortunate enough to have John Fullbright come in studio for a live session. Fullbright’s first studio album, From the Ground Up, was released earlier this year, but this was not his first album.  Contrary to standard industry practice, his first release was actually a […]

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

After four days of music, art, and comedy, tens of thousands of Bonnarovians were finally sent home with ears ringing, dust and dirt clinging to their bodies, and the smell of corndogs sitting gently in their noses. Huge plastic bags of trash and recycling, empty beer cans, and random articles of clothing were left scattering […]

“The Bright Side” by Meiko

“The Bright Side” by Meiko

Meiko’s second track says it all; she’s in love. That’s one thing you need to know before you throw the album on. In terms of style, Meiko has stuck with what she knows and what we love her for. But, in terms of content, The Bright Side is almost a polar opposite from her debut […]

Keane at the House of Blues

Keane at the House of Blues

As a concert-goer, there’s no greater bummer than seeing a band you’re crazy about phone it in after months or arduous touring. Lucky for us, the well-loved British rockers of Keane were not ones to pull this stunt—after a several year hiatus from making music and doing a high-profile tour, they kicked off a three-continent […]

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 […]

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