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“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

Since his debut full-length album from 2008, Learning to Bend, Ben Sollee has established himself as a musician who isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for his audiences, both emotionally and musically. Impossible to put into one genre, Sollee’s work is a unique blend of soul, jazz, and folk, combined with his […]

Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Shows

The Rolling Stones announced on Monday that they’ll be playing a few shows for their 50th anniversary, titling the tour 50 & Counting…The Rolling Stones Live. This is the first time that the full band has played together since a three night stand at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. They will return to the O2 […]

Beach House at the Wilbur

Beach House at the Wilbur

When explaining the music of Beach House, it’s hard to come up with anything better than “dream pop”. The group has both invented and perfected the niche genre, and Victoria LeGrand and Alex Scally (with excellent touring drummer Daniel Franz in tow) took their act to The Wilbur in Boston’s theater district last night, giving […]

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.  BENJAMIN GIBBARD: FORMER LIVES Death Cab For Cutie singer, Benjamin Gibbard has released his first solo album under his own name. In 1999 he […]

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

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 cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee was born and raised in Kentucky, where he studied classical music on cello from a young age. He played alongside Casey Driessen, Abigail […]

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking musicians of the past two decades. Both musically and technologically, Reznor has always put himself on the cutting edge and now, with the help of Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, he is looking to continue this trend. In addition releasing his new […]

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

The WERS Artist Of The Week is The Wallflowers! The Jakob Dylan-led rock group just released their sixth studio record, Glad All Over. The Wallflowers first formed in 1989 and got started by playing club shows in Los Angeles. In 1992 they released their self-titled debut record on Virgin Records.  That first record was a […]

Discover: “Babel”

Discover: “Babel”

October’s Album of the Month is Mumford & Sons’ Babel

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

It’s not enough to say that Menomena is just another experimental indie rock band from Portland that uses a saxophone on a couple songs and has some popular animated music videos on YouTube. The five musicians on stage tonight at the Brighton Music Hall have so much talent between themselves that is unfortunately not represented […]

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys, now one of the biggest bands in the world, have stated that they are set to work on the highly anticipated follow-up to El Camino next year. After doing a full scale arena tour of America earlier this year, which included headlining sets at Coachella and two nights at Madison Square Garden, […]

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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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