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“Banga” by Patti Smith

While she hasn’t had a true hit since 1978′s “Because The Night”, Patti Smith has come to occupy a unique position in the American music as one of the most iconoclastic, enduring, creative, and distinctive songwriters of her time. It’s difficult to review her albums because they don’t tend to compare to anything else; there are [...]

On the Verge: ALO

On the Verge: ALO

California natives ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) took some time off from ruling the west to join us here on the east coast in the WERS studio. Over their ten year span, the funky, jammy, poppy, rocky band have released eight studio albums, the latest four under Jack Johnson’s Bushfire Records. Their music features a great [...]

“Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sandé

It’s always exciting to get an album from an international artist who hasn’t yet it made it big overseas. We may not know her name yet in the States, but Emeli Sandé is certainly not new to the ears of Brits. A Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter, Sandé collaborated with Alicia Keys, [...]

“Forever So” by Husky

From its inception in the 80s, Sub-Pop has fostered a consistently impeccable lineup of artists ranging from the first heavy-hitters of grunge to current icons of indie rock such as The Shins. Proving their excellent tastes once again, the Seattle label is releasing Forever So, the debut album from Husky, who are one of the [...]

“All Fall Down” by Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin, a WERS favorite, recently came into the studio to share her enthusiasm for All Fall Down, so to hear the album all laid out is truly a treat. While Colvin was here, she also shared her experience writing her memoir, “Diamond In The Rough”, where she opened up the struggle and triumphs of [...]

“Big Station” by Alejandro Escovedo

Through 61 years, multiple bands, and twelve solo studio albums, Alejandro Escovedo has been an acclaimed underground success, and his new album, Big Station, is bringing him towards mainstream success. Escovedo’s sound has changed through the decades, starting in the 70s with the San Franciscan punk band The Nuns who gained fame by being one [...]

“Old Believers” by Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

Americana folk rockers Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons released their sophomore album Old Believers last month under Readymade Records. Wisconsin natives Cory Chisel and Adriel Harris teamed up with producer Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs) this time around. Benson’s hand in the album is made evident by the variety of pop, country and blues [...]

“For Higher” by Ryan Montbleau

Ryan Montbleau made a bold decision while creating his newest album, For Higher — he decided to record the entire thing without his band. He wanted something different, and different is definitely what he got. With the help of George Porter, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, and Simon Lott, Montbleau was able to compose an album [...]

“Bring It On Home” by Joan Osborne

As they say, “home is where the heart is” and with the release of her seventh studio album, Bring It On Home, Joan Osborne certainly gets in touch with her roots. Her blues roots that is. Bring It On Home pays homage to some of Osborne’s favorites and inspirations with covers from the greats of [...]

WERS Makes “Boston’s Best”

WERS Makes “Boston’s Best”

WERS is The Improper Bostonian’s 2012 Boston’s Best Radio Station!

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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