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Laura Mvula at NonComm

Laura Mvula at NonComm

On the last day of the 2013 NonCommvention, Laura Mvula takes the stage around 7:30 PM. She and her band enter to a collection of instruments that have not been seen this week, which include a harp, cello, and upright bass. They all take their places at their respective instruments, and Mvula says hello and […]

Wild Feathers at NonComm

Wild Feathers at NonComm

Wild Feathers were the first band of the final day at Non Comm, one of the nation’s signature non-commercial radio and music conventions. Although Wild Feathers are used to being one of the smaller band at major events like SXSW and a few Bob Dylan’s recent concerts, they’ve been making a big splash on the […]

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples at Non Comm

Mavis Staples is a true veteran of Gospel and Soul, having been singing professionally for over 60 years. Her career began in 1950 as part of the Staples Singers with her father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, and her three siblings. In the mid-1960s this family band played a vital role in giving voice to the civil […]

David Wax Museum at NonComm

David Wax Museum at NonComm

WERS is bringing you exclusive content from NonCommvention in Philadelphia all week long as we discover the hottest up-and-coming performers and celebrate established artists we love. David Wax Museum, by now a Boston-based favorite, took World Cafe in Philadelphia by its horns last night as one of the main acts at NonCommvention, the annual celebration […]

Tom Jones at NonComm

Tom Jones at NonComm

Of all of this year’s Non Comm performers, Tom Jones was likely the most iconic figure among them. As a TV variety show and Las Vegas favorite, Jones was a baritone-voiced crooner who, from the 1960s onward, sold over 100 million records as he belted out dozens of Top 40 hits. He had a full […]

Wild Belle at NonComm

Wild Belle at NonComm

After a brief introduction, Wild Belle walks on stage to the applause of the 2013 NonCommvention-goers. The band is based around siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman. Natalie takes point at center stage, microphone at the ready, while Elliot posts up to the right in front of a keyboard and drum machine. Their band follows along […]

New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

Four years since the release of their third studio album, Tonight, Franz Ferdinand announced the release date of their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, August 27th. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the indie alternative band emerged at the peak of the 2000’s post-punk revival. Entering the charts with their debut, self-titled album, Franz […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Happy Friday, listeners! Just as it’s been a beautiful week here in Boston, it’s been a lovely week in the world of music history. Here’s a couple fun facts to get you through yet another gorgeous, sunny weekend (total pain, right?). Today marks the birthday of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and possibly complete […]

Phoenix Live at NomComm

Phoenix Live at NomComm

WERS is bringing you exclusive content from NonCommvention in Philadelphia all week long as we discover the hottest up-and-coming performers and celebrate established artists we love. The first evening of programming was eclectic and exciting, ranging from bluegrass to punk and culminating in one of the larger acts of the evening, French-born group Phoenix promoting […]

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

At the surface, a pairing like Steve Martin and Edie Brickell might seem unrealistic at best. A 67-year-old comedian teaming up with Paul Simon’s wife? Yet long-time fans of Martin know that he is just as adept with the banjo as he is with comedy. That’s part of the reason his Non-Comm performance with Brickell, […]

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