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Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara are this week’s Artist of the Week here at WERS. Hailing from Calgary, the duo is comprised of identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. Both sisters play guitar, keyboards, sing, and write the music together. Tegan and Sara began writing music together at age 15 when they […]

Artist of the Week: G. Love & Special Sauce

Artist of the Week: G. Love & Special Sauce

This week WERS is featuring Philadelphia native hip-hop band G. Love & Special Sauce as our Artist of the Week. The group formed when frontman Garrett Dutton (known as G. Love) was performing in a Boston bar. It was there where he met band mate Jeffrey Clemens. The two began working as a duo and […]

Artist of the Week: Of Monsters and Men

Artist of the Week: Of Monsters and Men

Icelandic sensation Of Monsters and Men have accomplished years of success in a mere fifteen months. In just over a year the band has signed with a new label, released a hit album, toured internationally, appeared at numerous major festivals, had their single “Little Talks” named the Alternative Song Of The Year by iTunes UK, […]

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Combining folk, blues, and country, Deer Tick surfaced in 2004 in Providence, Rhode Island. At this time, the alternative country band was still developing as a solo project of guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley. McCauley remained the band’s only official member for the first three years of its existence until, in 2007, he was joined […]

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

A pop driven, chorus chanting, synthesized foursome, Walk the Moon is the biggest thing to come out of Ohio in 2012 other than steel and agriculture. Originally forming in 2008 and taking their name from the Police song “Walking on the Moon” the band did not officially come together with its current members until 2010. Still […]

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

The Artist Of The Week is WERS favorite, Mike Doughty! Doughty first rose to prominence as the leader of the 90s alt-rock band, Soul Coughing and since then has had a fruitful career as a solo artist. Last month he released an all-covers album, The Flip Is Another Honey.   Doughty was born on June 10, 1970 in […]

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

The WERS Artist Of  The Week is Brunswick, New Jersey based rock-band, The Gaslight Anthem! Their latest record, Handwritten, is out now and features the singles “Here Comes My Man” and “45″. The Gaslight Anthem formed back in 2006 and is made up of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine […]

Artist Of The Week: Neil Young

Artist Of The Week: Neil Young

The WERS Artist Of The Week is one of rock ‘n roll’s most iconic figures, Neil Young, who has been quite busy in 2012 as he released not one, but two studio records: Americana and Psychedelic Pill.  Young originally hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and got his start performing as a solo artist in Canada in the early 1960s. […]

Artist Of The Week: Atlas Genius

Artist Of The Week: Atlas Genius

The WERS Artist of the Week is the South Australian indie rock band, Atlas Genius. Consisting of Keith Jeffrey on vocals and guitars, Steven Jeffrey on bass, Michael Jeffrey on drums and Darren Sell on keyboards, the band has made a big splash this year with their song, “Trojans”, which is off of their debut […]

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