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On the Verge: Gabriel Mintz

On the Verge: Gabriel Mintz

Emerson College alum Gabriel Mintz revisited his campus of old in support of his latest record, Future Wars. Although he did not work formally with WERS himself, many of his friends did, and he remembers time spent recording here fondly. “I was in this room.” Mintz laughs and looks around the studio with a charmingly […]

June Album of the Month

June Album of the Month

June’s Album of the Month goes to The Black Keys for Turn Blue

“Burn Your Fire For No Witness” by Angel Olsen

“I quit my dreaming the moment that I found you / I started dancing just to be around you,” Angel Olsen slowly lays out the first lines to “Unfucktheworld.” It is the first track on her latest record, Burn Your Fire For No Witness. Olsen moves in her usual, slow, folky ballad with a slightly […]

“Held in Splendor” by Quilt

In the Japanese language, there is a word to describe the particular kind of light that comes through foliage: komorebi. That we experience light in varying degrees and through different filters is a given, but it’s interesting how we often don’t pause to consider these variations. Quilt’s sophomore album, Held in Splendor, functions similarly as […]

Hurray for the Riff Raff Live In Studio

Hurray for the Riff Raff Live In Studio

Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff is many things: a poet, an artist, a traveler, a feminist, and a musician. When she first started out playing in New Orleans, the only thing she could play was a washboard. Now, she plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, writes her own songs, and recently released her […]

On the Verge: Heathers

When I first heard Heathers – the twin duo of Ellie and Louise Macnamara – sing, I had flashbacks to high school, to the girls who sang the National Anthem games and sang in the hallway to the four chord strumming of the guy who stole your first girlfriend. The teen angst that has never […]

“Voices” by Phantogram

Things aren’t always what they seem. Take a phantogram for example. By definition, a phantogram is an optical illusion that plays with depth and distortion to make a two-dimensional object appear three-dimensional. The male-female duo that makes up Phantogram plays with the very same perspective on their latest album, Voices. Hailing from upstate New York, musicians Sarah […]

Blitzen Trapper Live In Studio

Blitzen Trapper Live In Studio

“Spielberg doesn’t know how to use any ambiguity,” Blitzen Trapper guitarist Brian Koch said on the topic of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. “Its like a Scooby Doo ending where they take the bad guy’s mask off and he’s like, ‘ I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids!’” Luckily […]

Boston Calling Spring 2014

Boston Calling Spring 2014

Day One The cloudy sky, the temperatures barely hitting sixty degrees, and the cool breeze did not seem to phase the crowd of eager festival goers as they poured into City Hall Plaza for the first day of Boston Calling. Sporting everything from patchy overalls and purple hair to simple sweatshirts and baseball caps, people lined […]

Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

Air Traffic Controller is a Boston-based folk band that has a sound so unique that you just have to jam out to them. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Dave Munroe, Munroe’s older brother Richie on drums, Casey Sullivan on bass, and Steve Scott on multiple instruments ranging from lead guitar to keyboard […]

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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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