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Camera Obscura Live In-Studio

As far as Scottish bands go, Camera Obscura has had quite an impressive run. Since its inception in 1996, the band earned the blessings of late British DJ John Peel, survived multiple line-up changes, and released five critically well-received albums. Camera Obscura’s latest, Desire Lines, just came out in June and the band is currently […]

Brendan Kelley on Coffeehouse

Brendan Kelley on Coffeehouse

Brendan Kelley, a Massachusetts-native, brought his soulful, bluesy music into the WERS studio for a performance for the Coffeehouse, and WERS was thrilled to have him. Although Kelley is only 21, his music is mature beyond his years, boasting a sort of wisdom that you don’t often find in young musicians. Perhaps that has to […]

The Boxer Rebellion Live In Studio

The Boxer Rebellion Live In Studio

  WERS Artist of the Week The Boxer Rebellion was kind enough to make their way to our studio to perform new material from their fourth studio album release, Promises, which dropped May 13th through their own record label, Absentee Recordings. Made up of American frontman Nathan Nicholson, Australian guitarist Todd Howe, and Englishmen Adam […]

Kopecky Family Band Live In Studio

The Kopecky Family Band are not a traditional family band, in the sense that all of the members (or at least some of the members) are related. Instead, they take on the term “family band” in a more broader and all encompassing sense. Their websites states that they are “…a family bound by the miles […]

Max Gomez on Coffeehouse

Max Gomez on Coffeehouse

We live in a society where we have forsaken the virtues of simple living; we consume too much, we like spend too many hours in front of screens, and it seems that, collectively, we have accepted technology as a sort of higher power. This attitude has seeped into every nook and cranny of our culture, […]

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 […]

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Tonight was a pretty great night, I must say. The Glasshouse Productions team came through to bless the live mix studio on 889@night. Glasshouse has been on the show a number of times, but never performing live in our studio. Glasshouse Productions consists of a team of emcees, producers, and singers. They are a tight […]

Portugal. The Man Live In Studio

Portugal. The Man stopped by the WERS studios for an exclusive live set before their weekend at the first Boston Calling festival this weekend. The Alaskan quintet is eagerly anticipating the release of their seventh full length album, Evil Friends, due out June 4th. The American rock band, fronted by John Gourley, was sparked by […]

Alice Smith Live In Studio

Alice Smith Live In Studio

Alice Smith is a thirty-five year old modern soul musician from Washington, D.C. Although she always considered herself a singer, she first began seriously looking into a career in music while studying at Fordham University in New York and singing background for a couple of bands in the city. Smith was signed to BBE Records […]

On the Verge: Christian McNeill

On the Verge: Christian McNeill

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 local rock and soul act Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters. Front man Christian McNeill, who is referred to on the band’s Facebook page as, “an Irish […]

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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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