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POTW - The Alcott (Blog)
Discover WERS :: May 9, 2023

Pick of the Week: The National ft. Taylor Swift “The Alcott”

"The record is a somber exploration of the band’s inner psyche inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel 'Frankenstein.' Ultimately, this mesmerizingly mellow mood is best encapsulated in one track: 'The Alcott'..."
Discover WERS :: May 2, 2023

Pick of the Week: Foo Fighters “Rescued”

“'Rescued' is classic Foo Fighters, with its high-energy rock sound and introspective lyrics. It’s a great example of what Foo Fighters does best: deliver powerful rock songs with plenty of heart and soul..."
New Discoveries Blog (5/2)
Discover WERS :: May 2, 2023

Playlist: New Discoveries 5/2

Discover new songs with our 'ERS music team! This week we're bringing you the latest music from Lana Del Rey, Teezo Touchdown, Manchester Orchestra, Steve Lacy, and Blondshell.
Songs that Make us Want to Touch Grass (blog)
Discover WERS :: April 30, 2023

Playlist: Songs that Make us Want to Touch Grass

"This week, our music staff put together an upbeat playlist of their favorite springtime songs (AKA the songs that make them want to touch grass)..."
Caroline Polacheck Concert Photo (blog)
Artist Interviews :: April 28, 2023

Interview: Caroline Polacheck on her Cathartic New Album and Operatic Tour

"Caroline Polachek constantly asks us to listen closely to the sound of her music for themes and motifs of desire, connectivity, and catharsis—all intense, tactile, and very physical experiences—which are also present in her groundbreaking lyricism..."
Discover WERS :: April 21, 2023

Live Music Week: Spring 2023 Lineup

We're asking for your help in rebuilding Studio 889, and re-airing some legendary performances recorded over the last 25 years. Don't miss these exclusive, stripped back sets!
Discover WERS :: April 21, 2023

Interview: Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins on Celebrants, Family, and Great Radio

Nickel Creek have been pushing the boundaries of folk music for over thirty years. Their new album Celebrants takes them into newly personal territory and challenging arrangements, reimagining what's possible for an acoustic trio. Our afternoon host, Phil Jones got to speak to their fiddle player, Sara Watkins, before their show at the MGM Music Hall in Boston on Saturday April 22nd.
New Discoveries 4/18 (Blog)
Discover WERS :: April 18, 2023

Playlist: New Discoveries 4/18

WERS music writers bring you new music every week! This fresh playlist includes songs from Feist, Benny Sings feat. Remi Wolf, and The Beths.
POTW: Natalie Merchant
Discover WERS :: April 17, 2023

Pick of the Week: Natalie Merchant “Tower of Babel”

"The message of 'Tower of Babel' is clear and poignant. Merchant laments our current social climate—one of intense division..."
Discover WERS :: April 14, 2023

Biz Markie: Nobody Beat the Biz!

ERS-Plus is turning up the volume on MCs across 50 years of Hip Hop! This month we celebrate Biz Markie.
Caroline Rose Concert Photo
Discover WERS :: April 12, 2023

Show Review: Caroline Rose Remembers Everything on “The Art of Forgetting” Tour

"Rose had the audience on their toes all night, but they were most thrilled when the musician crowd surfed..."
Molly Lewis Feature (blog)
Discover WERS :: April 12, 2023

Professional Whistler Molly Lewis is the Cool New Artist You’ve Been Waiting For

"Lewis creates a landscape for whistling in the 21st century by pairing her stunning voice with jazz and pop sounds..."

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