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Lamont Herbert Dozier was born on June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. A prolific figure in the music industry he is known as a triple threat; a singer, songwriter and record producer. Dossier signed to Motown in 1962 and while working at Motown he met with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland and created Holland-Dozier-Holland, a [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th 889@night is highlighting KRS-One.
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th Rockers is highlighting Burning Spear.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out Dntel’s “Anywhere Anyone” off of Life Is Full of Possibilities here. By Brendan Mattox
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 [...]
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 [...]