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Throwback Thursday: The Beach Boys

Throwback Thursday: The Beach Boys

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating the career of The Beach Boys in the wake of the release of their latest greatest hits album Fifty Big Ones. Has any band ever had such a wide appeal as The Beach Boys?  Sure, they likely have their detractors – maybe their music is too saccharine for some, too cloying, […]

Concert Watch: November 15th-November 18th, 2012

Concert Watch: November 15th-November 18th, 2012

Just like that, music-lovers, the holidays are upon us and the concert season is all that’s left to keep us warm aside from that expensive Christmas cheer. Awesome is audible this week, so let’s get straight to it. Thursday, November 15th, Friday,  November 16th, and Saturday, November 17th – Amanda Palmer at The Paradise Lexington, […]

Fans Add to Bruce Springsteen Documentary

Fans Add to Bruce Springsteen Documentary

A new Bruce Springsteen documentary titled Springsteen & I is in the works, and the filmmakers behind it are asking his fans to share their stories about what his music means to them. On the movie’s official website, SpringsteenandI.com, one of its producers wrote: We are searching for a wide variety of creative interpretations, captured […]

Blink-182 Recording New EP

Blink-182 Recording New EP

Blink-182 spent time in the studio last week putting some songs together, according to Rolling Stone. These sessions in a the Los Angeles studio are apart of an effort to put out an EP by Christmas. This will be their first release since the 2011 album Neighborhoods, which was their first new material in eight […]

On the Verge: Jukebox The Ghost

On the Verge: Jukebox The Ghost

Every college freshman secretly hopes to find their niche right out the gate—whether you make it in a sorority, a theater group, or a band, everyone’s looking for something lasting. One of the few success stories of this endeavor is Jukebox the Ghost, a threesome that first met in the dorms at George Washington University […]

Sharon Van Etten at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten has a good habit of touring with equally as impressive and underrated musicians as herself. From indie rockers Shearwater to Boston-favorite Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Etten’s openers repeatedly surprise crowds by bringing just as much a show to the stage as the headliner herself. If his name wasn’t recognizable enough, Damien Jurado […]

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

“Diluvia” by Freelance Whales

Almost three years after the release of indie rock band Freelance Whales’ first studio album, Weathervanes, the band has sprung back on the scene with their sophomore album, Diluvia, released on October 9. Fans will be pleased to hear that the band has evolved in their own way, while still maintaining the qualities that entranced […]

“Field Report” by Field Report

“Field Report” by Field Report

Fans of DeYarmond Edison know that when the band broke up, Justin Vernon went on to create Bon Iver and others formed Megafaun. Yet Chris Porterfield, another member of DeYarmond Eidson, hung back for a while and is now coming forward with a full live band in Field Report. When turning this record on, if […]

New Purity Ring Video

Canadian music duo Purity Ring just released their new music video for their song entitled “Lofticries” off their current album, Shrines. After the release of Shrines in July of 2012, Purity Ring has been pulling in the attention of listeners’ worldwide. “Lofticries”, directed by AG Rojas, who has previously directed for artists such as Jack […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. SOUNDGARDEN: KING ANIMAL Rock band, Soundgarden released their sixth studio album, King Animal, today. It is their first album of new music in sixteen […]

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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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