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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 […]

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

WERS had a fabulous time at the NonCommvention in Philadelphia! Now that the convention has come to a close, WERS has picked our Top 5 NonComm Discoveries for 2013! Take a look below. 1) Homemade Jamz Blues Band The Homemade Jamz Blues Band first came across peoples’ radars when they came in second place at […]

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley is a man of soul in more ways than one. Besides having spent decades as a James Brown impersonator–one of the founding fathers of funk–Charles has opened a new chapter in his life, this time using his own name. Bradley has only been seeing his own name on the marquee before he takes […]

!!! Live at The Sinclair

!!! Live at The Sinclair

Short-shorts showing miles of man-thigh, sweat glistening everywhere, and ceaseless hip gyrations: these sound like the ingredients for something seedy—instead they were some of the key aspects of the !!! show at the Sinclair on Thursday night, a concert experience that truly was out of this world. Then again, the unexpected is to be expected […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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