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“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely […]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

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. PISSED JEANS, HONEYS The Pennsylvania-based noise-rock band, Pissed Jeans, have released their fourth full-length album, Honeys. The record was produced by the British […]

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

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 from the Eau Clair, Wisconsin based trio The Daredevil Christopher Wright. Jason Sunde, Jon Sunde and Jesse Edgington comprise the band that describes their music as Indie […]

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Nor’easter Nemo took Boston will full force this weekend, shutting down all public transportation and leaving Bostonians with cabin fever. Despite the 22 inches of snow that fell upon the Bean, local indie electronic band Passion Pit wouldn’t let their fans down. Luckily their tour schedule allowed for the Boston show to be pushed back […]

Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

This week WERS is featuring English musician and songwriter Johnny Marr. The number of accolades and bands that Marr has contributed is enough to stop a music lover in their tracks. Over the span of his career, Marr has contributed significantly to bands like Morrissey, The Smiths, Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Grab a set a headphones and a warm blanket because the snowmaggedon of Nor’easter Nemo is just hours away. We’ve got just enough time to squeeze in your weekly fix of music history. February 3, 1959 marked a tragic day for the new rock n’ roll movement. When a plane crash in Iowa resulted in the deaths […]

Milo Greene Live In Studio

Milo Greene Live In Studio

For an indie band that describes their songs as “melancholy”, the members of Milo Greene sure were happy during their live session in the WERS studio. Though just back from an exhausting whirlwind trip in the United Kingdom, promoting their self-titled album, the band was all smiles and jokes as they set up. Though many […]

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

When it comes to the latest music releases, apart from recommendations by friends and trusted sources, the artwork of an album is so important in deciding what we take the time to hear. When looking at Ra Ra Riot’s three full-length LP’s, their album art has been actually incredibly well representative of what lies within […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from British punk-rockers the Clash to honor the 34th anniversary of their first North American tour! The Sex Pistols may have jump-started the British punk movement, but the Clash had perfected it with their outlaw image, righteous politics and a roots-influenced sound that earned them passionate followings in […]

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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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