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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 [...]
From the troubled streets of Jamaica, a passionate voice rises with an intimate yet disquieting perspective of life on the Caribbean island. The young and incredibly talented Romain Virgo captivates the attention of reggae enthusiasts with his new album, The System. With authentic reggae melodies and an enthralling voice, Virgo uncovers the devastating issues that [...]
The compilation album Jouvert Riddim that came out in February was something I never saw coming. I never expected there to be a riddim where a soca beat would be outfitted with elements of dancehall , but the Jouvert Riddim is just that! Not only is the beat catchy and fast and the lyrics are [...]
WERS at Night will recognize black musicians contributions to the music industry
Rod Stewart – “(I Know) I’m Losing You” VS The Temptations – “(I Know) I’m Losing You” It’s pretty simple: our favorite is the original with the smooth soulful sounds of The Temptations. Rod Stewart did a good job with the cover, but nothing beats the raw emotions of David Ruffin’s soulful cries and the [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 5th Rockers is highlighting Luciano.
June is Black Music Month, on June 5th 889@Night is highlighting Afrika Bambaataa.
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 the Athens, Geogria-based quartet, Reptar. Reptar—who did indeed name their band after the Rugrats character—consists of singer-guitarist Graham Ulicy, William Kennedy on analog keyboards, drummer Andrew McFarland, and Ryan [...]
The WERS studio had a visit from 7Horse today for a wonderful live performance. The duo, consisting of longtime friends and rock veterans Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt, draws its sound from Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top up to recent blues rock groups like The Black Keys. Their debut album, Let the 7Horse Run, is about “laying something down [...]
Tony! Toni! Tone! is an R&B male group originated from Oakland, California. The group consisted of all three brothers, Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq, and Timothy Riley. Growing up in a soulful and funky environment all three brothers grew up with a father who played the blues, the three brothers were introduced to instruments and grew [...]