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Artist Of The Week: Neil Young

Artist Of The Week: Neil Young

The WERS Artist Of The Week is one of rock ‘n roll’s most iconic figures, Neil Young, who has been quite busy in 2012 as he released not one, but two studio records: Americana and Psychedelic Pill.  Young originally hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and got his start performing as a solo artist in Canada in the early 1960s. […]

Rolling Stones Make Live Comeback

Rolling Stones Make Live Comeback

It’s been over five years since The Rolling Stones closed their “A Bigger Bang” tour with a three night stand at London’s O2 Arena. They reprised these shows with a two night stand at the same venue in honor of their 50th anniversary. With a career spanning setlist, they opened with their version of “I […]

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

Music For The Independent Mind: Vol. 7

The Nov. Album of the Month is WERS’s Music For the Independent Mind: Vol. 7

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album in 2013

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album in 2013

Will there be a follow up to 2009’s It’s Blitz? Yeah, yeah, yeah. According to NME, DJ Jason Bentley announced on his KCRW radio show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” that the band would have a new album in “the springtime” of 2013. As of now, and unfortunately, the promise of a new album is the only […]

Jake Sorgen on Coffeehouse

Jake Sorgen on Coffeehouse

Emerson alumnus and WERS veteran Jake Sorgen has become a respectable musician since graduating. So the surreal feeling that was shared between Sorgen and the WERS staff when he came to perform songs from his solo musical career was understandable. He interacted with the staff as if he had never left Emerson and was still working […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning ladies and gents! Hope you’re enjoying the perils of Black Friday after a long awaited and self-induced turkey coma. Time to get truly geared up for the holiday season, and to start it all off here’s your weekly fix of TGI music history Friday! Today in music history back in 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis, just […]

Aimee Mann & James Mercer on TV

Within the last month, Jimmy Kimmel Live has featured a diverse array of talented musical guests including Vampire Weekend, Ben Folds Five, and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. Last Monday Aimee Mann and Shins’ frontman James Mercer also joined this list when they appeared on the late night program together to perform “Living a […]

Throwback Thursday: Arlo Guthrie

Throwback Thursday: Arlo Guthrie

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set of songs from Arlo Guthrie. While Arlo Guthrie is without a doubt one of the most important and influential artists of all time, especially to many of the artists played on WERS, you probably already figured out why we’re choosing this Thursday to highlight the legend.  Hint: it […]

“¡DOS!” by Green Day

“¡DOS!” by Green Day

¡UNO!, the first album in Green Day’s current trilogy ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE!, was a breath of fresh air coming from these guys that, since 2004, released two rock operas that were politically charged. ¡DOS!, like ¡UNO!, brings us back to that garage punk, beautifully angsty sound that we know and love this band for. The […]

Fiona Apple Cancels Tour Dates

Fiona Apple Cancels Tour Dates

Fiona Apple released an open letter explaining that she is cancelling her upcoming tour dates due to her dog Janet’s downhill condition. Throughout the letter , that was both handwritten and typed out, she explains Janet to be a motivator in her life, sitting under the piano while she crafted her songs. Apple showed a […]

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