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On the Verge: David Ford

On the Verge: David Ford

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 singer/songwriter David Ford. Ford comes to the WERS studio all the way from the UK. Before going solo, Ford found success with the British indie group Easyworld, […]

New Release Tuesday: November 12

New Release Tuesday: November 12

It’s New Release Tuesday at WERS, and we’re celebrating previously unreleased tracks from our favorites, the impending holiday season, and good old fashioned new music. Let’s get to it! Grizzly Bear, Shields: B-Sides Want to remember what it feels like to fall in love all over again? Brooklyn natives Grizzly Bear want you to, too. Their […]

Artist of the Week: The Killers

Artist of the Week: The Killers

WERS is proud to announce The Killers as our Artist of the Week in celebration of the release of their first greatest hits album, Direct Hits.  Twelve years and four albums deep into an extremely successful career, The Killers began after then-synthpop artist and future frontman Brandon Flowers attended an Oasis concert and decided it was […]

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Joni Mitchell in honor of her 71st birthday! Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Her family moved to Saskatchewan and Mitchell was struck with polio. Beating the odds she recovered and began to sing and teach herself to play […]

Concert Watch: November 8-11

Concert Watch: November 8-11

Baseball season is over and Boston came out on top! Wooooo! But with the World Series wrapped up there are still plenty more exciting happenings in Boston, including a couple sold out concerts, so consider yourself lucky if you managed to grab a ticket to any of these: Friday, November 8 – Kate Nash @ […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Velvet Underground in memory of Lou Reed. Lewis “Lou” Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and grew up on Long Island. Reed learned how to play guitar and gained an early interest in rock and roll music. Reed attended Syracuse University in […]

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Hello music lovers! Live Music Week may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of great live acts playing in Boston this week: Friday, November 1 – Neko Case @ The Orpheum Theatre The woman or “Man” behind October’s WERS Album of the Month, The Worse Things Get…, wraps up her North American […]

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

Is it Halloween or Christmas? This Tuesday has been jam-packed with fabulous releases,including one of the biggest drops of the year, so let’s dive right in. Arcade Fire, Reflektor This one’s a no-brainer: Arcade Fire only releases an album, historically, every three years, so any release is one to be thrilled about. Reflektor takes a different thematic […]

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

There was no clearer pick for WERS’ Artist of the Week than Arcade Fire– not only was their fourth effort Reflektor released this past Thursday, but their potential as a group poised for the mainstream has never seemed more likely. In 2010, their masterful work on The Suburbs  gained almost universal critical acclaim, but some confusion from […]

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