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This Week in Music History: June 30th-July 6th

This Week in Music History: June 30th-July 6th

Happy holiday weekend! Though this week mostly goes down in history because of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, that doesn’t mean music stopped making history! And who knows, maybe Ben Franklin picked up a guitar and starting shredding with Thomas Jefferson on vocals after they signed the document.  Declaring a country’s independence is […]

Throwback Thursday: Independence Day

Throwback Thursday: Independence Day

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of patriotic songs from Woody Guthrie, the Violent Femmes, Don McLean, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in honor of independence day. “American Girl” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers This is the second single off of the self-titled debut album for Tom Petty & […]

Concert Watch: July 3rd–6th

Concert Watch: July 3rd–6th

Concertgoers, it’s time to celebrate the fact that you’re not British! Boo! They eat healthier food than us, usually! The worst! Grill up those hot dogs and forget your troubles this week with the upcoming concert forecast, which is sunny as it gets. Tonight – Cayucas @ Great Scott If this Santa Monica indie pop […]

On the Verge: Nora Jane Struthers

On the Verge: Nora Jane Struthers

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 Americana singer-songwriter Nora Jane Struthers.  Struthers is featured today along with her band The Party Line while working off her second album Carnival, which was released this […]

New Releases Tuesday: July 2

New Releases Tuesday: July 2

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 PRETTY LIGHTS, A COLOR MAP OF THE SUN This is the fourth studio album for Derek Smith, better known as Pretty Lights. This […]

Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

WERS is featuring eight-piece, California-based collective The Mowgli’s as our Artist of the Week! Named after a character from The Jungle Book, The Mowgli’s are a band whose consistently dense harmonies and collaborative songwriting process demonstrate an intense belief in community, unity, and universal love. Their belief in the unifying power of music is so strong that, […]

This Week In Music History: June 23rd-29th

This Week In Music History: June 23rd-29th

Time for another look back into this week in music history! This is a historic week for Hyde Park…the one in London, not Boston.  June 29th, 1968 marks the first free concert to be held in the park.  The show featured Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Roy Harper.  This also coincided with the […]

Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Mavis Staples in honor of her new album, One True Vine. Mavis Staples was born July 10, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her music career with her family group, The Staple Singers, in 1950. The Staple Singers consisted of Mavis, her […]

Concert Watch: June 26th-30th

Concert Watch: June 26th-30th

Happy Wednesday, concert lovers! Whether you’re swept up in the heat wave or a wave of controversial politics, there’s no better way to unwind than with a good, old-fashioned awkward dance in a club that’s too dark for anyone to criticize. Here’s this week’s lineup! Friday, June 28th - Fitz & the Tantrums @ Paradise Rock Club […]

On the Verge: Pickwick

On the Verge: Pickwick

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 weeks’ artist On The Verge, Pickwick, come all the way cross country from Seattle, Washington.  The group consists of members Garlen Disston, Garrett Parker, Michael Parker, Kory Kruckenberg, Cassady Lillston, and Alex Westcoat. […]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit […]

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