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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 […]

David Wax Museum at NonComm

David Wax Museum at NonComm

WERS is bringing you exclusive content from NonCommvention in Philadelphia all week long as we discover the hottest up-and-coming performers and celebrate established artists we love. David Wax Museum, by now a Boston-based favorite, took World Cafe in Philadelphia by its horns last night as one of the main acts at NonCommvention, the annual celebration […]

Tom Jones at NonComm

Tom Jones at NonComm

Of all of this year’s Non Comm performers, Tom Jones was likely the most iconic figure among them. As a TV variety show and Las Vegas favorite, Jones was a baritone-voiced crooner who, from the 1960s onward, sold over 100 million records as he belted out dozens of Top 40 hits. He had a full […]

Wild Belle at NonComm

Wild Belle at NonComm

After a brief introduction, Wild Belle walks on stage to the applause of the 2013 NonCommvention-goers. The band is based around siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman. Natalie takes point at center stage, microphone at the ready, while Elliot posts up to the right in front of a keyboard and drum machine. Their band follows along […]

Phoenix Live at NomComm

Phoenix Live at NomComm

WERS is bringing you exclusive content from NonCommvention in Philadelphia all week long as we discover the hottest up-and-coming performers and celebrate established artists we love. The first evening of programming was eclectic and exciting, ranging from bluegrass to punk and culminating in one of the larger acts of the evening, French-born group Phoenix promoting […]

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

At the surface, a pairing like Steve Martin and Edie Brickell might seem unrealistic at best. A 67-year-old comedian teaming up with Paul Simon’s wife? Yet long-time fans of Martin know that he is just as adept with the banjo as he is with comedy. That’s part of the reason his Non-Comm performance with Brickell, […]

Kurt Vile At NonComm

Kurt Vile At NonComm

Kurt Vile’s set is scheduled to go on at 9:25 PM. You’d never know, since he’d been mingling through the crowd since forty-five minutes beforehand. He also jumped on stage twenty minutes before the set set for sound check, and remained there until he began playing. It’s a little flustering when the host introduces him […]

President Obama Speaks Out Against IRS

By Amanda Beland President Obama denounced the recent Internal Revenue Services’ (IRS) targeting of Tea Party and Conservative non-profit groups. This is the first time the President has spoken publicly about the allegations of the IRS focusing intensely on the actions of conservative groups nationwide. He said the actions of the IRS should be “nothing but […]

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

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 Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd. Rudd was born and raised in Torquay, Victoria and originally performed with the band Xavier and the Hum before choosing to […]

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Halifax Canada’s Rose Cousins brought nothing more than herself and a couple instruments for her in-studio performance at WERS for live music week. As of lately, however, she has been proudly calling Boston her “second home,” and we caught her in rare form, not surrounded by a group of tight knit Boston musicians. She seemed […]

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