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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 […]

The Brew

The Brew

Indie rock band The Brew came into WERS today for a live mix. Though they just recently finished up their US tour, traveling to states like Nebraska and New Mexico (Taos, besides Boston, was Chris’ favorite place to travel to during tour), they will be traveling through the east coast from now until June. The […]

“Wrecking Ball” by Bruce Springsteen

“Wrecking Ball” by Bruce Springsteen

“Wrecking Ball” is the Album of the Month! But it’s already proving hard to beat for the year…

Jay Psaros

Jay Psaros

Jay Psaros is joining a fast growing cult of artists who transcend expectations of their medium and big label standards for a life of true musicianship. 2012 promises the release of his third album, an acoustic EP AND a book Jay’s been working on chronicling his life on the road as an independent artist. Perhaps […]

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