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Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy frigid, February Friday! Month of unnecessary candy consumption, awkward conversation hearts and…uh, love. Right. That. Well, if there’s something I love, it’s music and to start off your February here is today’s weekly fix of music history. In 1964 the epitome of sanity, Indiana Governor Welsh, decided that The Kingsmen’s hit […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Beatles, one of the most (if not the most) beloved and influential bands of all time, to honor the anniversary of their famous final rooftop concert! Forty-four years ago, on January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave a surprise concert on the roof of their Apple Records […]

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Tonight, Club Passim – January 30–  Ryan Montbleau A Peabody native and WERS favorite, Ryan Montbleau is the perfect blend of folk and edge who never forgets his roots. Between his solo work and with the Ryan Montbleau band, he’s racked up eight albums since 2002, and is currently touring in support of 2012’s For Higher in the […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: FEELING MORTAL Singer and actor, Kris Kristofferson returned with his first album in four years, Feeling Mortal. Don Was, of the […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy freezing, frigid, frosty Friday. I may literally turn into snowman sometime soon, but to get you through the steadily dropping temperatures here is today’s music history fix. On this day in 1971, Charles Manson and three female members of his “family” (creepy) were found guilty of seven counts of murder in the first […]

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

We get it, concertgoers. It’s hot, then it’s cold, then the T is shut down five minutes before you need to be at work and life has hit its all-time low. But your depression-numbed brain has forgotten about something, friends, and we’d be insulted if you weren’t all so cute. It’s the healing power of […]

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Happy Wednesday, concert-goers! Whether you’re starting out a new job, a new year, or a new semester, nothing hits the spot at the end of a long day quite like live music. As per usual, we’re here to help! Here’s the rundown of the amazing shows the Boston area has to look forward to in the coming week: […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy Friday! What better way to close out the week than with some music Back on this day in 1969, Jim Morrison and a pal were living it up on a jet on their way to Phoenix to catch The Rolling Stones in concert. During the flight, however, Morrison did a little […]

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