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New Releases Tuesday: August 20th

New Releases Tuesday: August 20th

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. TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Made Up Mind Made Up Mind is the third album from the southern soul group, the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Husband and […]

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

This week WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Valerie June as our Artist of the Week! Valerie June grew up in Tennessee while attending a church where the entire congregation sang hymns together, helping June develop a strikingly unique voice and lyrical delivery of her own. After high school June tried her hand at singing in a […]

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from Woodstock performers like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the legendary festival. The Woodstock Music Festival was billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music” and took place on farm in the Catskills of New York. The […]

Concert Watch: August 14th-20th

Concert Watch: August 14th-20th

Tonight, August 14th– Parachute, The Sinclair It’s the perfect night for Parachute to be in Boston– the former college buddies just released a new album yesterday and are launching their first big touring effort since their 2011 sophomore effort. An O.A.R. for the modern age, they’ll get you feeling the feelings that force you to […]

On the Verge: Escondido

On the Verge: Escondido

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 On The Verge performance comes from the Nashville, Tennessee-based Escondido. The band, made up of Jessica Maros and Tyler James, released their debut album The Ghost of Escondido earlier this year. As James says […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

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. BLOC PARTY, THE NEXTWAVE SESSIONS This five song EP from the UK four piece was primarily made during the band’s worldwide 2012 tour. […]

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

This week WERS is featuring Grammy Award winners Kings of Leon as our Artist of the Week! Kings of Leon is a family affair formed by three Followill brothers, Caleb, Nathan, and Jared,  in 2000. The brothers grew up traveling through America with their Pentecostal, evangelist father until he left preaching behind and divorced his wife […]

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

As the rain falls from the Boston sky, let’s take a look back at this week in music history and hope for the sun! On August 8th, 1969 an icon that has last decades was created.  On this day photographer Iain McMillan took photos of the Beatles as they crossed Abbey Road.  A police officer […]

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of U2 to celebrate the 52nd birthday of their guitarist The Edge! David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, was born in 1961 in London, England. Edge was raised in Ireland and attended the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is here […]

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Greetings, concertgoers! This week brings not only nice weather and good vibes (shut up, I can be a hippie this once), but yet another terrific festival to the New England scene. From Outside the Box to Boston Calling to Summer Arts Weekends, the volume of large-scale musical events in Boston are growing with each passing […]

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