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Throwback Thursday: Derek and the Dominos

Throwback Thursday: Derek and the Dominos

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Derek and the Dominos to commemorate the aniversary of their debut live performance. Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock group formed by guitar legend Eric Clapton in 1970 after  gaining fame as a member of bands like the Yardbirds, Cream, […]

Concert Watch: June 12th-June 16th

Concert Watch: June 12th-June 16th

Good morning, music lovers! Right now we’re getting a break from all the rain we had yesterday, and even though there’s more on the way tomorrow we’re not going to let some droplets of water get in way of all the great shows happening this week, right? Now let’s take a look at who’s coming […]

Grouplove Announce New Album

Grouplove Announce New Album

Los Angeles-based indie darlings, Grouplove, recently released the first single, titled “Ways to Go”, off their upcoming sophomore album, Spreading Rumors. The album is to be released September 17th on Atlantic Records. “Ways to Go” picks up right where Never Trust a Happy Song left off. The track is just as synth poppy, ethereal, and […]

Dan & The Wildfire

Dan & The Wildfire

Dan & the Wildfire came into the studio to perform a live set for WERS’ Live Music Week. The lively folk/rock group played three songs off of their second album Smoke Signals, which the group self-released in October of 2012. Dan & the Wildfire is composed of five members: the titular Dan himself, who is […]

New Releases Tuesday: June 11

New Releases Tuesday: June 11

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. SURFER BLOOD, PYTHONS This is the second full length album for the Floridia-based indie rock group Surfer Blood. In May of 2012 Surfer Blood […]

Lissie Live In Studio

Lissie Live In Studio

It’s been a few years since Illinois-native Elisabeth Maurus, better-known in the music world as Lissie, has released a new record. Catching A Tiger, 2010’s full-length release, was a well-received, original blend of folk, rock, and Lissie’s raw, powerful vocals; 2011’s Covered Up With Flowers was another popular release, a six track album made up […]

Kings of Leon Announce New Music

Kings of Leon Announce New Music

It’s been nearly five years since Kings of Leon’s fourth full-length release, the explosive Only by the Night that catapulted the band into the spotlight with chart-topping singles such as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody”. The success of that album lead Kings of Leon to headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2009, as well […]

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 […]

Best Coast at the Royale

Best Coast at the Royale

Let’s kick this bad boy off with a bold statement: Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast is the Jennifer Lawrence of front women. I realize this could potentially be a confusing proclamation for those who have somehow missed the J-Law craze that has swept our nation (see: Vice’s article titled “What Do Hate Groups Think Of […]

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

As the week comes to a rainy conclusion, it’s time for This Week In Music History! This day in 1969 marks the debut of British supergroup Blind Faith.  Consisting of Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), and  Ric Grech (Family), Blind Faith was one of the world’s first […]

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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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