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“Sugaring Season” by Beth Orton

“Sugaring Season” by Beth Orton

It has always seemed contradictory when an artist approaches folk music in a modern fashion. When the key elements of a genre that prides itself in traditionalism are redefined by a musician, the question arises of whether or not their music is even folk at all. However, artists have proven time and time again that […]

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit are no rookies when it comes to the WERS studio. The Scottish indie rock band have visited our station before, but this time they brought along songs from their newest release, State Hospital EP. “There’s an energy to the new stuff that is quite unique to those songs,” said frontman Scott Hutchison about […]

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. THE WALLFLOWERS: GLAD ALL OVER Alternative rockers, The Wallflowers are back with their sixth release, Glad All Over. This record is the first release in […]

On the Verge: Audra Mae

On the Verge: Audra Mae

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 Oklahoma City native Audra Mae, who also happens to be the great-grand-niece of Judy Garland. She has toured with Frank Turner, Good Old War, Stephen Kellogg, and Lucero among others and is the founding […]

Live EP from the Black Keys

Live EP from the Black Keys

The Black Keys have spent huge portions of the last few years touring around the country in support of their last two albums, El Camino and Brothers. It was announced today that they will release a live EP called Tour Rehearsal Tapes, according to Rolling Stone, which will highlight all of the touring they’ve done. […]

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s 2013 nominees earlier this week. Artists including Heart, Deep Purple, and Rush are all hopefuls for this year’s prestigious honor. In the past, voting has been exclusive to professionals in the industry to the dissatisfaction of many music fans. Both influential and popular artists have been […]

Perfume Genius at Johnny D’s

Perfume Genius at Johnny D’s

About a hundred people sat at tables for the intimate show Perfume Genius would put on at Johnny D’s in Sommerville, although it felt more like fifty people in the room because of how close we were to one another. The stage sat in the center surrounded by brick walls, neon signs, and an older […]

Artist Of The Week: Adele

Artist Of The Week: Adele

By this time, there is nary an ear that doesn’t ring with familiarity at the first notes of “Rolling in the Deep”, “Rumor Has It”, or “Somebody Like You”, and the person at the office who still has to ask who Adele is gets laughed out of the building. Is that an accurate yardstick for […]

A Look At Musician Perfume Genius

A Look At Musician Perfume Genius

There is nothing quite as beautiful or as elegant or as poignant as the arrangements of Mike Hadreas’, otherwise known as Perfume Genius, music. Listening to his songs triggers a wave of sorrow deep within your soul. It feels like being submerged under the coldest, iced water. Yet, everything is at ease. Each wave of […]

Blur Return Once Again

Blur Return Once Again

In a move that will not shock fans familiar with Damon Albarn’s on-and-off again attitude, Blur have announced their 2013 return in the form of a set at Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival. Despite Albarn previously stating that their Olympic closing Hyde Park show earlier this year would be their last, Blur have once again surprised […]

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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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