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Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

This week we’re featuring Boston Calling performers Deer Tick as our Artist of the Week! Like a number of acclaimed artists such as Iron and Wine, The The and Fitz and the Tantrums, Deer Tick started out as a solo project by songwriter John McCauley. McCauley began writing music and touring around his nearby hometown […]

This Week In Music History: August 25th-31st

This Week In Music History: August 25th-31st

As August (and summer) come to an end, let’s take another look back at music history. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958.  The King of Pop is the most successful entertainer of all time, and is a cultural icon in almost every way.  After 16 albums and 4 number one singles as a […]

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from country singer Glen Campbell to celebrate the release of his 62nd and final studio album See You There. Born in Delight, Arkansas on April 22, 1936, Glen Campbell had already become a skilled guitarist by age sixteen and dropped out of high […]

Concert Watch: Aug 28 – Sept 3

Concert Watch: Aug 28 – Sept 3

Hello, concert-goers! This is it—the summer is over, but the promise of an amazing autumn concert season hangs in the air. Let’s sneak a peek, shall we? Friday, August 30th: Emeli Sandé at the House of Blues Emelie Sande, still in her twenties, is amazing from top to bottom—she can rock Rihanna hair better than […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 27th

New Releases Tuesday: August 27th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. BLACK JOE LEWIS, Electric Slave The latest release from Black Joe Lewis is the perfect mix of Jack White and The Black Keys. […]

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

This week we are featuring Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand as our Artist of the Week. Having taken their name from the archduke whose assassination launched World War I, Franz Ferdinand exploded onto the music scene within just two years of forming when their second single, “Take Me Out,” hit No. 3 on the UK […]

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

As always, this week was full of exciting music history! Twenty bucks says that you probably can guess who drove a car into a pool on this day in 1967. On this day in 1970, Lou Reed performed with The Velvet Underground for the last time at the famed New York club Max’s Kansas City. […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from the late John Lee Hooker to celebrate what would have been his 96th birthday. John Lee Hooker was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the youngest of eleven children whose father was a Baptist preacher. Hooker and his siblings were only allowed to […]

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Tonight – August 21st – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, House of Blues Eighties pop rock will certainly be alive and well in Boston this evening. The happy married couple come to Boston this evening to hit the city with their best shot.  They met in 1979 and then married shortly after in 1982.  Since […]

On The Verge: Marcella Rose

On The Verge: Marcella Rose

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On the Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist on the verge is punk rock band Marcella Rose, who came up north to Boston from Pembroke Pines, Florida. We have Blink-182 to thank for the founding of Marcella Rose. One […]

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