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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. […]

Artist of the Week: Kopecky Family Band

Artist of the Week: Kopecky Family Band

WERS is featuring the Nashville-based Kopecky Family Band as our Artist of the Week! Though not related by blood, the six members of Kopecky Family Band have created a bond fortified by the roads they’ve traveled and the songs they’ve written. The Family was born out of an in-dorm jam session back in 2007 and […]

Artist of the Week: Daft Punk

Artist of the Week: Daft Punk

WERS is featuring Dance pioneers Daft Punk as our Artist of the Week! The masked French duo, consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, first began recording as Daft Punk after their previous band, Darlin’, received a negative review in which their music was described as, “a dafty punk trash.” Daft Punk adopted the […]

Artist of the Week: Lissie

Artist of the Week: Lissie

WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Lissie as our Artist of the Week! Born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus to an interior designer and a physician, Lissie had developed an early interest in music that lead her to perform in school theatre productions such as Annie (in which she played the title role). By the time she finished her studies […]

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

WERS is featuring Boston’s own Jesse Dee as our Artist of the Week! Jesse Dee was born in Boston in 1980 and raised in Arlington. He was first drawn to Soul music at the tender age of eight-years-old after hearing singers like Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson on a local oldies radio station. This sparked […]

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

WERS is featuring Vampire Weekend as our Artist of the Week! Vampire Weekend first formed in 2006 shortly after frontman Ezra Koenig and drummer Chris Tomson began collaborating together while attending Colummbia University in New York. Two years later the newly formed group made a major splash with their self-titled debut. It displayed strong Afro-Pop […]

Artist of the Week: The Wild Feathers

Artist of the Week: The Wild Feathers

WERS is featuring The Wild Feathers as our Artist of the Week! The Wild Feathers are a brand new band breaking onto the scene.  Composed of Ricky Young, Taylor Burns, Joel King, Ben Jarvis, and Preston Wimberly, The Wild Feathers are quickly growing in popularity with folk and AAA fans.  The band was formed approximately […]

Artist of the Week: Boy

Artist of the Week: Boy

WERS is featuring Boy as our Artist of the Week! Don’t let the name fool you. Boy is actually a female duo featuring Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, who met each other while taking a pop-music class at Hamburg in 2005. Because they had each had other musical projects going on […]

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

WERS is featuring Laura Marling as our Artist of the Week! The 23 year old singer-songwriter came out of the London folk scene around the same time as some bands you may have heard of such as Noah and the Whale and some boy band called Mumford and Sons, even doing a stint for a […]

Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

This week, WERS is featuring Jake Bugg as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Robin Hood’s hometown of Nottingham, this English singer-songwriter’s young career seems to be taking off of late.  He started playing guitar at age 12 after an introduction from his uncle and by age 16 (he’s only 19 now) he had […]

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