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On the Verge: Nico Rivers

On the Verge: Nico Rivers

Nico Rivers, the self-described one man band and Emerson alumni, stopped by the WERS studios to play, not one, but two songs from his latest EP, To The Bone. A native of Marsh Field, Massachusetts’ shore line, Rivers has slowly built up his own brand of unique, bluesy-inspired folk music. A few years ago, Rivers […]

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

It takes a lot of effort to set up a band with as many people and instruments as Hey Marseilles brought into the WERS studio this afternoon for On the Verge, but the hard work definitely paid off. The Seattle band’s set filled the room with beautiful and unique sounds that commanded the attention of […]

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 […]

On the Verge: The Staves

On the Verge: The Staves

It’s rare to encounter the problem of there not being enough synonyms in the thesaurus for “lovely” to accurately describe someone, but this surely will be an issue for anyone who meets the ladies of The Staves. Made up of the Stavely-Tyler sisters (Emily, Jessica, and Camilla), this folksy-acoustic trio hailing from Watford, England stopped […]

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

On the Verge: Xavier Rudd

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 Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd. Rudd was born and raised in Torquay, Victoria and originally performed with the band Xavier and the Hum before choosing to […]

On the Verge: Passenger

On the Verge: Passenger

Before Mike Rosenberg, the one-man act that is Passenger, performed his first show to kick off his tour in the US tonight, he decided to swing by our studio to play us a few tunes. The UK-born singer-songwriter has been through the ups and downs of the industry, spanning from busking on the streets just […]

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 […]

On the Verge: Husky

On the Verge: Husky

This week’s artist On The Verge is the Australian indie-folk  band Husky who base themselves out of Melbourne. The four piece band is made up of Husky Gawenda, Luke Collins, Evan Tweedie and Gideon Preiss and they have opened for such acts as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Devendra Banhart, The Shins, Gotye, and Noah […]

Field Report Live In Studio

Field Report Live In Studio

This afternoon, On the Verge presented to listeners the next band they’ll want to keep an eye on/be obsessed with: Field Report. Though their self-titled debut album was only released in September of this year, Field Report has a promising future ahead of them. The Wisconsin alternative-folk band stopped by the WERS studio with three […]

On the Verge: Anna Haas

On the Verge: Anna Haas

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 “fiery redhead” Anna Haas, who is based out of Nashville, Tennessee where she was born and raised. Haas studied theater and dance right here at Emerson […]

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