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Get a Taste of Iceland with WERS!

Get a Taste of Iceland with WERS!

Celebrate Icelandic music with WERS again this year at a Taste of Iceland

Breaking up with fossil fuels

Breaking up with fossil fuels

By Melanie Escobar With Valentine’s Day coming around the corner, tomorrow people will be gathered in front of the statehouse to watch a Valentine’s Day themed skit called “Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels” to get state representatives to stop investing in companies that control fossil fuels. [soundcloud id='134305942' color='#2a5090'] Environmental activists, actors and students will […]

Mothers Out Front marches in Boston, demands need for proactive legislation

Mothers Out Front marches in Boston, demands need for proactive legislation

By Bridget Reed Morawski Regional environmental group Mothers Out Front marched to the Massachusetts State House this weekend demanding legislation in 2014 that would protect their families from the effects of climate change. [soundcloud id='132898820' color='#2a3590']   Not only mothers, but grandmothers, fathers and children arrived from as far as western Massachusetts to join together for […]

Vote for Your Favorite Albums of 2013!

Vote for Your Favorite Albums of 2013!

Cast your vote to help WERS rank the top 89 albums of 2013

New Music Tuesday: December 2nd

New Music Tuesday: December 2nd

Halt, before you inset your standby Christmas playlist into the ol’ CD player– don’t believe what the top 50 lists are telling you, 2013 isn’t finished! Here’s the rundown of new music for the week. Black Flag, What The… After thirty years off, the groundbreaking group and Henry Rollins machine Black Flag is back with their […]

Artist of the Week: Polica

Artist of the Week: Polica

WERS is proud to announce that our artist of the week is Minneapolis alternative band Polica in celebration of their sophomore release, Shulamith.  Polica was born of another group’s demise– lead singer Channy Leaneagh left the duo Roma di Luna that consisted of her and her husband Alexei Casselle following the end of the marriage and […]

Phoenix Share “Chloroform” Video

Phoenix Share “Chloroform” Video

The husband and wife pair of Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola collaborate for Phoenix’s “Chloroform” video. The marriage of both filmmaker and musician released the seventh track off of Phoenix’s latest LP, Bankrupt! The music video features Coppola’s indie filmmaking techniques on an online debut at MoMA. Coppola tells Indie Wire of her approach, “I […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Where Are They Now: Otis Redding

Where Are They Now: Otis Redding

The late Otis Redding has been crowned as the biggest and best of soul music. His career unknowingly began at an early age where he sang in several church choirs. Who would have known that his legacy would grow and develop into timeless forms of art that thrive in the current music industry? Between early […]

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

WERS’ Artist of the Week is California-based band Cold War Kids, who are playing a show at the House of Blues on October 18th! Begun in 2004 by frontman Jonnie Russell in his apartment, the group released their first two EPs, Mulberry Street and With Our Wallets Full before gaining national attention after over a year of rigorous touring. […]

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