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On the Verge: Passenger

On the Verge: Passenger

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 artist On The Verge is the British Indie singer-songwriter, Mike Rosenberg more commonly known by his stage name, Passenger. Rosenberg began his career as the front man for the band of the […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

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. DIDO, GIRL WHO GOT AWAY British singer-songwriter, Dido, has released her fourth studio album, Girl Who Got Away. The record includes collaborations with […]

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

On April 2nd, Steve Earle will add one more album to his already impressive collection. The Low Highway will be released by New West Records and was produced by Ray Kennedy and Earle himself. The album is a must-listen for any fan of country, rock, the blues, or anyone who appreciates the art of storytelling […]

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Halifax Canada’s Rose Cousins brought nothing more than herself and a couple instruments for her in-studio performance at WERS for live music week. As of lately, however, she has been proudly calling Boston her “second home,” and we caught her in rare form, not surrounded by a group of tight knit Boston musicians. She seemed […]

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

When I met with Virginia native and San Francisco resident Thao Nguyen at The Sinclair I experienced the more soft-spoken and humorous side of the musician. Upon first meeting her she joked about her band The Get Down Stay Down’s decision to watch the “very challenging” Rush Hour in their dressing room. We spoke about […]

Vampire Weekend Previews New Album

Vampire Weekend Previews New Album

Vampire Weekend was one of the dozens of great acts at South By Southwest this year and put on a great performance. With so many acts it is easy to miss one of the more outstanding events. We haven’t heard much from Vampire Weekend since their 2010 release of Contra, but the band’s third album, […]

Discover: “The Messenger”

Discover: “The Messenger”

WERS is featuring Johnny Marr’s The Messenger as our March Album of the Month! Johnny Marr is still playing the electric guitar. And damn well too, which diehard indie rock fans should be grateful for. His first major project after a long stint of playing axe on other bands’ records, The Messenger is proof that […]

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

This week WERS is featuring English folk-punker Frank Turner as our Artist of the Week! Frank Turner was not always solo.  He first rose to prominence in the early 00′s with the post-hardcore band Million Dead.  After that band’s split, however, Turner went in a different direction.  Influenced by Johnny Cash’s excellent American series (with […]

Queens of the Stone Age New Album

Queens of the Stone Age New Album

For those keeping track, it’s been nearly six years since Queens of the Stone Age released their last album, Era Vulgaris. Best known for their driving and relentless brand of hard rock, the Queens released two great albums and then kicked it up a notch with their breakthrough album, Songs for the Deaf. Josh Homme, […]

Eli Whitney Houston Live In Studio

Eli Whitney Houston Live In Studio

The easy to Google Eli Whitney Houston and the Cotton Gin and Tonics came to the WERS studio in high spirits. The five of them all seemed to be great friends, joking and laughing, they created a very fun atmosphere right from the start. The local Boston act came with an interesting array of instruments; […]

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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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