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“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

After logging in six studio albums, ten or more years of extensive touring experience, and releasing a well-received indie-documentary, the resume of The Black Lips, arguably the most hardworking and unstoppable garage punk band around, seems it could not get any longer. Yet the band shows no signs of slowing down and has cranked out […]

Acappellics Anonymous Live In Studio

Acappellics Anonymous Live In Studio

Acappellics Anonymous is a co-ed a cappella group that started about five years ago at Emerson College. Earlier this year, these talented, young singers won first place in the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). “That was a very exciting experience,” says Ari Conte, president of Acappellics Anonymous. “That was the first time that […]

“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. […]

Emerson Treble Makers Live In Studio

Emerson Treble Makers Live In Studio

  The Boston-based group known for making sweet, sweet treble joined WERS in the studio for All A Capella. This dynamic group, whose trademark is their large size, flexed their vocal chords and technical skills in the studio. Emerson’s Treble Makers are relatively young in the among the established company of the area’s A Capella scene, […]

WERS Hall of Fame 2009-2014

WERS Hall of Fame 2009-2014

Congratulations to the newest members of our Hall of Fame

Larry David Visits Emerson College

Larry David Visits Emerson College

Article by Stephen Stone He may have become famous for creating a show about nothing, but when Larry David took the stage at Semel Theater Wednesday night, he certainly had a lot to say. [soundcloud id='120140015' autoPlay='true' color='#2a3590'] A packed house of students sat attentively as the “Seinfeld” co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star spoke […]

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 […]

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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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