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Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

This week we are featuring Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand as our Artist of the Week. Having taken their name from the archduke whose assassination launched World War I, Franz Ferdinand exploded onto the music scene within just two years of forming when their second single, “Take Me Out,” hit No. 3 on the UK […]

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

This week WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Valerie June as our Artist of the Week! Valerie June grew up in Tennessee while attending a church where the entire congregation sang hymns together, helping June develop a strikingly unique voice and lyrical delivery of her own. After high school June tried her hand at singing in a […]

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

This week WERS is featuring Grammy Award winners Kings of Leon as our Artist of the Week! Kings of Leon is a family affair formed by three Followill brothers, Caleb, Nathan, and Jared,  in 2000. The brothers grew up traveling through America with their Pentecostal, evangelist father until he left preaching behind and divorced his wife […]

Artist of the Week: The Civil Wars

Artist of the Week: The Civil Wars

This week WERS is featuring folk duo The Civil Wars as our Artist of the Week! Joy Williams and John Paul White began writing music together as The Civil Wars after meeting at a Nashville songwriting session in 2008. The name signifies Williams and White’s very different backgrounds and how they often argued with each […]

Artist of the Week: Jason Isbell

Artist of the Week: Jason Isbell

WERS is featuring Alabama-based singer-songwriter Jason Isbell as our Artist of the Week! Jason Isbell first played music professionally as a member of Drive-By Truckers in 2001. Over the next six years Isbell recorded three albums with Drive-By Truckers including Decoration Day (2003), of which he wrote the title track. Then, in April 2007, Isbell officially […]

Artist of the Week: Mikal Cronin

Artist of the Week: Mikal Cronin

WERS is featuring Garage Rock Singer-Songwriter Mikal Cronin as our Artist of the Week! Since 2005 Mikal Cronin has played in such San Fransico Garage Rock bands as Epsilons, Moonhearts, Okie Dokie and Party Fowl. Cronin has also worked with Ty Segall on numerous occasions, including various live tours and on the collaborative 2009 album Reverse […]

Artist of the Week: Lorde

Artist of the Week: Lorde

WERS is featuring 16-year-old New Zealand singer Ella Yelich O’Connor, better known as Lorde, as our Artist of the Week! Having been signed to Universal Music at the even more tender age of 13, Lorde’s music has already become a smash success back home and is starting to make rounds here in America. Last March, Lorde’s infectious […]

Artist of the Week: Camera Obscura

Artist of the Week: Camera Obscura

WERS is featuring Scottish Indie-Pop group Camera Obscura as our Artist of the Week! Originally conceived as a trio in 1996, Camera Obscura eventually swelled into a six-member group by the time they released their debut album, Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi, in 2001. The album helped them make a big splash in the Indie-Music scene thanks in […]

Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

WERS is featuring eight-piece, California-based collective The Mowgli’s as our Artist of the Week! Named after a character from The Jungle Book, The Mowgli’s are a band whose consistently dense harmonies and collaborative songwriting process demonstrate an intense belief in community, unity, and universal love. Their belief in the unifying power of music is so strong that, […]

Artist of the Week: The Boxer Rebellion

Artist of the Week: The Boxer Rebellion

WERS is featuring international Alternative-Rock group The Boxer Rebellion as our Artist of the Week! Not to be confused with the 19th century Chinese uprising, the Boxer Rebellion formed in 2002 when frontman Nathan Nicholson, an American student in England at the time, met Australian guitarist Todd Howe and Englishmen Piers Hewitt and Adam Harrison. […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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