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Sunny Day Rainbows Live In Studio

Sunny Day Rainbows Live In Studio

Live Music Week happens bi-annually at WERS to raise money to keep our station running. We ask if you can pledge your support in order to keep us live on air, bringing you live performances from your favorite musicians. Pledges can be made here.  I was super lucky and got to interview local group, Sunny Day […]

Live Music Week Spring 2013

Live Music Week Spring 2013

CLICK HERE to read about all of our exclusive Live Music Week performances. As always, during Live Music Week, WERS brings you an entire week of some of your favorite local and national acts performing live in studio. Thank you to everyone who pledge this past week to support commercial-free public radio! We raised over […]

Mumford & Sons “Whispers in the Dark” Video

Mumford & Sons “Whispers in the Dark” Video

Mumford and Sons has had one of the most successful years with the release of their second studio album Babel that rushed to the top of the charts internationally. Babel was the fastest selling album in the UK and US selling 159,000 and 600,000 copies respectively. The  band released a new music video for the […]

Big Year Ahead For Joanna Newsom

Big Year Ahead For Joanna Newsom

In has been a somewhat quiet three years since Joanna Newsom released her last album, Have One on Me, back in 2010. Since The Milk-Eyed Mender, her 2004 debut, Newsom has pushed the boundaries of harpist commercial success with her three albums selling over a total of five hundred thousand copies in America alone. Each […]

Dawes at the Radio Day Stage

Dawes at the Radio Day Stage

The Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center featured a power house of a lineup on Friday, March 15th. Kicking off at noon with Divine Fits, followed up Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Charles Bradley, Pickwick, Dawes, and finishing up with Vampire Weekend anyone wandering in to the stage at a given point during the […]

“Bucket List” Day at SXSW

“Bucket List” Day at SXSW

I’ll probably think of my last day at SXSW as the “bucket list” day. That is to say that I crossed a whole lot of names off of the mental list of artists that I’d love to see but never had. Just on Friday alone I saw Emmylou Harris, Divine Fits (who I interviewed on […]

Charles Bradley and Kendrick Lamar

Charles Bradley and Kendrick Lamar

I woke up and was on a mission to see and do as much as possible. I started my day with the panel “Brands Are Music Fans Too.” This revolved around the concept of artists finding organic connections with brands and creating a mutually beneficial working partnership. After that panel was over I headed to […]

New Strokes Video Released

New Strokes Video Released

By now, the music world has heard two new tracks off of The Strokes’ March 26th release Comedown Machine. “One Way Trigger,” the a-Ha’s “Take On Me” inspired track, has led people to think the album will be completely in the same vein. This would be a complete departure from The Strokes original sound and acceptance of frontman Julian […]

Butch Walker Live at Central Presbytarian Church

Butch Walker Live at Central Presbytarian Church

Around one hundred and fifty people sat in the pews at the Central Presbytarian Church as Butch Walker took the stage last night, but they did not stay seated for long. The singer-songwriter stepped out onto the altar solo and took his place behind the piano. Walker kicked off the set with “ATL”, a moving […]

Touring KUT and Downtown Austin

Touring KUT and Downtown Austin

Day 2 of SXSW was an interesting one. After a morning of panels and free lunches we got to have some great conversations about the current state of radio. We toured the KUT station on the University of Texas and got insight on how other stations run. The facilities were great and it inspired me […]

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