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On the Verge: Adam Arcuragi

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

“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

“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, […]

On the Verge: Jake Sorgen

On the Verge: Jake Sorgen

Every Tuesday afternoon, WERS highlights an artist that we feel is up-and-coming in our “On The Verge” series. This week we have picked singer-songwriter, Jake Sorgen. Sorgen was born and raised in Woodstock, New York, but now calls Cambridge his home. He has released four albums in the past two years including his newest album Sudden […]

First Aid Kit Live In Studio

First Aid Kit Live In Studio

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg may have initially stolen folk lovers’ hearts with their video cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song,” which portrays the flannel-clad pair in the middle of the woods around the time their first EP came out in 2008. But while the rendition racked up the views on YouTube, […]

Discover: “Delta Spirit”

Discover: “Delta Spirit”

Delta Spirit’s self-titled album is the WERS April Album of the Month!

Ryan Fitzsimmons

Ryan Fitzsimmons

Boston-based singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons brought a quartet of musicians into the studio at WERS to round out his sprawling folk sound. The mandolin and violin especially set his sound apart by harkening back to past decades and filling out his guitar melodies. He played three standout tracks from his latest album “Cold Sky,” starting with […]

Youth Lagoon Live In Studio

Youth Lagoon Live In Studio

A young prodigy in the art of homemade musical arrangement, Trevor Powers came to WERS today with a purpose. I am convinced that he knew how impressive his performance was going to be from the moment he walked in. Twenty-two year old Trevor carries a sense of confidence beneath his humble appearance and it’s so […]

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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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