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“Precious Little Things” by Sarah Blacker

“Precious Little Things” by Sarah Blacker

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 […]

“Forever Endeavor” by Ron Sexsmith

“Forever Endeavor” by Ron Sexsmith

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” by Amos Lee

“Live From the Artists Den” by Amos Lee

“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 […]

“Bang Bang Boom Boom” by Beth Hart

“Bang Bang Boom Boom” by Beth Hart

Inspired by a myriad of genres such as blues, classical, and gospel, Beth Hart is a powerhouse who brings a strong female voice to the genre of soul. Her latest album Bang Bang Boom Boom is the 10th album since her debut in 1993. Throughout her career, Hart has collaborated with rock stars such as […]

“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

“Mala” by Devendra Banhart

It’s the feeling you get when you find yourself somewhere that dances on the line between familiar and new. A sort of déjà-vu where you can’t tell if you’ve been here before in a dream or in reality. Sort of exciting but still strangely comfortable. This is Devendra Banhart’s newest LP release, Mala (2013). A […]

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

“Bigfoot” by Cayucas

It is that time of the year when music fans start putting together their playlists for summer, and Cayucas’ latest album Bigfoot should without a doubt be on the top of that list. The April third release brings the band’s second album in the past two years, and guarantees the perfect soundtrack for a summer […]

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

Most journalists like to start off their reviews of whatever the latest Strokes album is by mentioning their debut album, Is This It, and the seismic impact it had on the past ten or so years of rock and indie music. Let’s just skip over all of that: you can read tons of articles about […]

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

With a name like hers, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers was destined for a career in bluegrass music. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded in Nashville, Struthers’ sophomore effort, Carnival is a fun and colorful album that takes you for a ride. Showing off her southern roots, the album opens up with “The Baker’s […]

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

With the release of his first EP, From Nowhere, Dan Croll has earned himself a spot on the list of artists you should keep an eye out for this year. From Nowhere is a 5 song EP that features Croll’s eclectic mix of electronic and folk while showcasing his talent as a solo artist. During […]

“The Invisible Way” by Low

“The Invisible Way” by Low

Fans of slow, sad music should rejoice because Low’s latest album is some of the best you can find. Don’t be fooled – this is isn’t background music or music to fall asleep to. It’s far too engaging for that. Simple instrumentation plays the role of backdrop to Alan Sparhawk (what a cool name!) and […]

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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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