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On the Verge: Escondido

On the Verge: Escondido

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On the Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s On The Verge performance comes from the Nashville, Tennessee-based Escondido. The band, made up of Jessica Maros and Tyler James, released their debut album The Ghost of Escondido earlier this year. As James says […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. BLOC PARTY, THE NEXTWAVE SESSIONS This five song EP from the UK four piece was primarily made during the band’s worldwide 2012 tour. […]

Arctic Monkeys Share New Dreamy Music Video

Arctic Monkeys Share New Dreamy Music Video

British indie-rockers Arctic Monkeys and music video king Nabil have teamed up to create a dreamy, hallucinatory work of art. “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is the latest single from the Arctic Monkeys’ forthcoming album, AM, which is set to be released on September 9th. The much-anticipated follow-up to their last album, […]

“Modern Vampires of the City” by Vampire Weekend

“Modern Vampires of the City” by Vampire Weekend

August’s Album of the Month is Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City

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 […]

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

As the rain falls from the Boston sky, let’s take a look back at this week in music history and hope for the sun! On August 8th, 1969 an icon that has last decades was created.  On this day photographer Iain McMillan took photos of the Beatles as they crossed Abbey Road.  A police officer […]

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of U2 to celebrate the 52nd birthday of their guitarist The Edge! David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, was born in 1961 in London, England. Edge was raised in Ireland and attended the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is here […]

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron Ian MacFeron is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington with folk and blues influences. He was discovered by a local Seattle AAA format radio station, “The Mountain” after he released his first album, Don’t Look Back, in 2003. People continued to request his music and soon Ian MacFeron was shot from […]

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

In 1991, Jane’s Addiction decided to call it quits and went out with a bang by organizing their own touring festival. With front man Perry Farrell taking the helm, the band hand-selected an extremely diverse lineup of artists, from post-punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees to industrial innovators Nine Inch Nails to rapper Ice-T, in […]

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

So ya’ll might of heard of these guys. They dress up like robots and they’ve been making super popular dance music for a while. Whether or not you like their heavily indebted to the 70s album, Random Access Memories, you can’t deny that they’re kind of a big deal. But before all the soft rock […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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