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“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

You can take the Conor Oberst out of Bright Eyes, but you can’t take the indie folk out of Conor Oberst. With his distinct, warbling voice and talent for meaningful, poetic lyrics, Oberst’s music is unmistakable no matter what moniker it is released under. There is no denying that Oberst shaped his brand of simple […]

“A Sea of Split Peas” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett, 24 year old singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, gets the ‘slacker’ label tagged onto her in almost anything ever written about her. I wouldn’t call writing two of the most entertaining and refreshing EPs in recent memory slacking off. I know a lot of slackers, and they can’t find the energy to even listen to […]

“So Long, See You Tomorrow” by Bombay Bicycle Club

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen Bombay Bicycle Club on the scene, but they’ve come back (once again) with a completely different sound. Starting off with a jaunty, layered chorus of guitars, their newest album, So Long, See You Tomorrow enters with an all-new air of theatricality infused with psychedelic, almost pop at times, rock. […]

WERS Hall of Fame

WERS Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the newest members of our Hall of Fame

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock started her career as a singer in Toledo, Ohio by singing gospel music. In 1984, she was hired by Roger Troutman to be a background singer for Troutman’s G-Funk group, Zapp. The funk group had several popular hits with Warner Brothers Records. Based on this success, Troutman began recording with Murdock. Murdock and […]

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

As the creative force behind the Timex Social Club’s R&B chart-topper single “Rumors”, producer Jay King decided he could find success by forming his own funk group. He named the group Club Nouveau, and consisted of Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson. The group was brought together in 1986 in […]

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

Where Are They Now: Undisputed Truth

During the 1960s and ’70s, Motown changed the way people thought about and recognized the R&B/soul genre. In 1970, the record producer of the most successful Motown act, The Temptations, decided to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Norman Whitfield called his new group Undisputed Truth. Undisputed Truth consisted of members Joe Harris, who […]

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Where Are They Now: Charles Wright

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band is known for the soulful sound that were formed in the 1960s. They received the most recognition between 1967 and 1973 when the reached the Billboard charts with nine singles and released their 1970s single “Express Yourself.” Some of their most known hits include “Do Your […]

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Emerson College

To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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