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Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Upon my arrival to the Paradise Rock Club here in Boston, Matthew Dear was just taking the stage. My attention was immediately drawn to their live set up which was covered in various flower bouquets and was set up for four members, Matthew Dear with all sorts of gadgets, instruments and synths at his disposal, […]

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“These songs are inspired by the grit, gumption, and faith of my grandparents over several generation.” The inside cover of Charlie Peacock’s latest release, No Man’s Land, makes obvious the theme of his twelve tracks of country-blues songs. He looks to the stories of his ancestors to fuel his music, covering the album case with […]

Holly Bario Named Powerful Woman in Entertainment

Holly Bario Named Powerful Woman in Entertainment

Holly Bario, an Emerson alumna of the Class of 1989 and Co-President of Production at DreamWorks Studios, was recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment for 2011. Recognized for their “extraordinary drive, intelligence and ability to weather whatever is around the bend in the industry”, Bario was joined on […]

Vincent Scarpa Wins Norman Mailer Award

Vincent Scarpa Wins Norman Mailer Award

Vincent Scarpa, a recent Emerson graduate was one of four students to win the Norman Mailer Award for Best College Fiction Writing. Vincent’s story beat out four finalists: from Yale, Stanford, and the University of Iowa. Alec Baldwin hosted the ceremony last month in New York City. Vincent was awarded with $10,000 and a month-long […]

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

This week, U.S. sales for Adele’s sophomore album 21 pushed beyond the 10 million mark, making it the first album to sell that many copies in less than two years since ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached. Only seven other albums have accomplished such a feat within the same time span. It also makes 21 the […]

Jordan Salvatoriello Wins Directors Guild of America Award

Jordan Salvatoriello Wins Directors Guild of America Award

Emerson College alumna Jordan Salvatoriello, a 2012 MFA graduate in Media Arts, has received an award from the Director’s Guild of America just months after graduation. Jordan Salvatoriello ’12 won the Jury Prize in the women filmmakers category for Graceland Girls, a documentary about the education of girls in Kenya. Salvatoriello filmed the documentary at […]

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

A dreamy and delicate listening experience, Lavender Diamond’s second full-length album, Incorruptible Heart, is a record that cradles listener’s ear drums. The four person band originating from Los Angeles creates a gentle sound that combines indie, folk, pop, and electronic music. Fronted by Becky Stark’s strangely ethereal vocals, Incorruptible Heart is made up of twelve […]

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from George Harrison as today marks 11 years since his death. If you’re a WERS fan, chances are you’re already pretty well aware of George Harrison.  Lead guitarist for The Beatles and an iconic solo artist in his own right, there’s a special corner of the […]

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

This week, warm up your music senses with a crazy variety! Tonight, November 28 – Delta Spirit @ The House of Blues Delta Spirit’s signature San Diego sound has been a staple on WERS for years, and their new self-titled album is guaranteed to bring down the House of Blues tonight. They’re in their eighth […]

“Gentle Stream” by The Amazing

“Gentle Stream” by The Amazing

The Swedish indie folk band The Amazing have successfully avoided a sophomore slump with the release of their newest album Gentle Stream. Frontmen Reine Fiske and Gustav Ejstes have teamed up to create an album that would make Neil Young and Crazy Horse envious. While they might be formally known as an indie band, it’s […]

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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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