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Artist of the Week: JJ Grey and Mofro

Artist of the Week: JJ Grey and Mofro

This week at WERS we’re featuring JJ Grey and Mofro as our artist of the week! JJ Grey grew up in North Florida and had a typically Southern upbringing that he credits his valuing of hard work and self reliance – tenets that show up in all of his music – with instilling.  That experience, […]

Artist of the Week: Charles Bradley

Artist of the Week: Charles Bradley

This week, WERS is featuring the Screaming Eagle of Soul himself, Charles Bradley, as our Artist of the Week. Charles Bradley is a revivalist in every sense of the word.  Not only is he a throwback to the soul (and showmanship) of the 60′s and 70′s, he also has a backstory that feels more like […]

Artist of the Week: Shout Out Louds

Artist of the Week: Shout Out Louds

This week, WERS is featuring Shout Out Louds as our artist of the Week! Stockholm’s own Shout Out Louds was formed in the early 2000′s by childhood friends Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, and Carl von Arbin.  In 2001 drummer Eric Edman and keyboardist Bebban Stenborg were added to the lineup and the band got to […]

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

This week WERS is featuring English folk-punker Frank Turner as our Artist of the Week! Frank Turner was not always solo.  He first rose to prominence in the early 00′s with the post-hardcore band Million Dead.  After that band’s split, however, Turner went in a different direction.  Influenced by Johnny Cash’s excellent American series (with […]

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

Artist of the Week: The Adam Ezra Group

Artist of the Week: The Adam Ezra Group

This week WERS is featuring The Adam Ezra Group as our Artist of the Week! We’ve been big fans of Adam Ezra here at WERS for a long time and are so thrilled to have them perform this Saturday at WERS Presents: Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise Rock Club. Adam Ezra and his band are […]

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

This week WERS is featuring The Postal Service as our Artist of the Week.  The band was formed when Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) lent some vocals to Jimmy Tamborello’s (AKA Dntel) album Life Is Full of Possibilities.  This led to them making an EP of remixes which in turn led them to the decision […]

Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

Artist of the Week: fun.

Artist of the Week: fun.

This week WERS is featuring New York City natives fun. as our honorary Artist of the Week. This American indie rock band comprised of members of The Format, Anathallo, and Steel Train blew up in 2012. The trio – Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff release a debut album together as fun. in 2009 […]

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