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Digging Through the Crates #4

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

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

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 […]

Rocky Votolato on Coffeehouse

Rocky Votolato on Coffeehouse

Rocky Votolato recently released his seventh solo album, his first self-produced, and it’s awesome to see how he has grown as an artist since he came into the scene. In the mid 1990s, he was involved in two separate punk bands. Today, his music is distinctly folk – the kind of music you’d like to […]

Revo Radar: Zedd

Revo Radar: Zedd

Europe is home to some of the best and most dedicated electronica artists. Anton Zaslavski, or “Zedd”, a Russian-born German DJ, is one of these rising stars of the electric music genre. A classically trained musician, Zedd began producing his own music in 2002 in a German hard rock trio, Dioramic. In 2009, hearing Justice’s […]

Mieka Pauley at T.T. the Bear’s

Mieka Pauley at T.T. the Bear’s

It’s not unusual to find a rising star who will blow you off in a crowd, but even rarer to find someone who will stand in a crowd with you pointing at their own opener, and telling you how awesome their peers are. That’s local artist Mieka Pauley for you—an extremely talented, accomplished, and relatable […]

Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

WERS Artist of the Week, Air Traffic Controller, stopped by for a live in-studio session. In anticipation for the launch of their sophomore album, Air Traffic Controller is eager to show fans what they’ve been working on. Front-man Dave Munro showcased both new and old tracks in the live mix accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Steve Scott […]

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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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