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“Yeezy season approaching / f*ck whatever y’all been hearin’ / f*ck wha- f*ck whatever y’all been wearin’ / A monster about to come alive again.” With these words, Kanye West introduces to us his sixth solo studio album, Yeezus, and while his brash attitude and arrogance (or self-love, depending on your stance) are intact, it [...]
There’s one major ingredient required for solidifying an indie film as a favorite in the hearts of fans, and that’s a killer soundtrack. ‘Stuck in Love,’ a new movie starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, and more, follows a troubled family on their quest to understand love—a divorced writer struggling to raise [...]
Mavis Staples has been singing gospel and R&B for over 60 years. She began at age 13 as part of the Staples Singers with her father and siblings, and eventually released her first solo album in 1969. One True Vine is the thirteenth studio album she’s released since then as well as her second collaboration [...]
In 2009, Ryan Merchant responded to Sebu Simonian’ Craigslist ad and the two began writing jingles together. When their success in jingle-writing led to the formation of Capital Cities in 2011, no one could have predicted the duo’s first full-length album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, would become one of the most exciting debuts [...]
The magnetic sound of the piano, cynical yet sensitive core of their lyrics, and the killer performances Ben Folds Five delivers to long-time fans as well as new, is now compiled in a full fifteen live track album, simply self-titled Live. Returning from a long hiatus in 2011, the rock-pop trio, comprised of Ben Folds on [...]
Evil Friends by Portugal. The Man is the WERS July Album of the Month!
The Boston Strong Music Project is the WERS June Album of the Month!
Sarah Blacker has steadily been gaining attention around her home of New England since her debut album, The Only Way Out Is Through, came out in 2009. Recently, she was named Female Performer of the Year in the New England Music Awards and has toured with big names like Rusted Root, Sara Bareilles, and Jason [...]
Breaking into the music scene, or any arts scene, is a young person’s game. It’s a lifestyle of concentrated rejection and perpetual toil – never quite knowing when or if you’ll “make it”. But Ron Sexsmith is a journeyman. Sexsmith has lived the lifestyle of an under the radar indie-folk artist into his 40’s. For [...]
“Live From the Artists Den” – a PBS program currently in its fifth season – is known for producing select quality recordings of eminent musicians in historic locations across the United States. Previous artists and locations that have been featured by this musical project range from Rufus Wainwright, in The Church of the Ascension, to [...]