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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. […]

Live Music Week Is Here!

Live Music Week Is Here!

Live Music Week is Oct. 19-27! See who is performing LIVE in-studio and pledge your support

On the Verge: Kingsley Flood

On the Verge: Kingsley Flood

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 six-piece rock group Kingsley Flood. Kingsley Flood comes right from Boston’s own backyard, though they share allegiances with from Washington D.C. as well. But we’re happy to […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 3rd

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 3rd

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight The More I Love You This is the sixth […]

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

WERS had a fabulous time at the NonCommvention in Philadelphia! Now that the convention has come to a close, WERS has picked our Top 5 NonComm Discoveries for 2013! Take a look below. 1) Homemade Jamz Blues Band The Homemade Jamz Blues Band first came across peoples’ radars when they came in second place at […]

Laura Mvula at NonComm

Laura Mvula at NonComm

On the last day of the 2013 NonCommvention, Laura Mvula takes the stage around 7:30 PM. She and her band enter to a collection of instruments that have not been seen this week, which include a harp, cello, and upright bass. They all take their places at their respective instruments, and Mvula says hello and […]

Wild Feathers at NonComm

Wild Feathers at NonComm

Wild Feathers were the first band of the final day at Non Comm, one of the nation’s signature non-commercial radio and music conventions. Although Wild Feathers are used to being one of the smaller band at major events like SXSW and a few Bob Dylan’s recent concerts, they’ve been making a big splash on the […]

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples is a true veteran of Gospel and Soul, having been singing professionally for over 60 years. Her career began in 1950 as part of the Staples Singers with her father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, and her three siblings. In the mid-1960s this family band played a vital role in giving voice to the civil […]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit […]

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