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Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

WERS’ Artist of the Week is California-based band Cold War Kids, who are playing a show at the House of Blues on October 18th! Begun in 2004 by frontman Jonnie Russell in his apartment, the group released their first two EPs, Mulberry Street and With Our Wallets Full before gaining national attention after over a year of rigorous touring. […]

This Week in Music History: Oct. 9 – Oct. 11

This Week in Music History: Oct. 9 – Oct. 11

In this week in music history, one of the biggest bands ever was formed, and two of rock’s greatest heroes were born. On October 11th, 1990, Nirvana performed with drummer Dave Grohl for the first time at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington. The orinigal drummer was Bob McFadden, only for a month, […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 9 – Oct. 12

Concert Watch: Oct. 9 – Oct. 12

The government might still be shut down, but Boston’s concert scene is as active as ever! You will not believe who’s coming into town this week: Wednesday, October 9 – Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck @ Wang Theatre The first of this week’s shows stars a pair of legends! Brian Wilson was the mastermind behind […]

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

This week, WERS’s Artist of the Week is South Australian band Atlas Genius, who will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston tomorrow! Like many great bands, Atlas Genius came from very humble beginnings– they started out as a three-piece covers band in Adelaide back in 2009, and began to write original material […]

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This week in music history features some of your favorite musicians’ births, and sadly a death. Either way, these important individuals kept rock and roll alive in their time, and continue to influence it today. Born on October 5th, 1943 was American rock n’ roller Steve Miller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The guitarist and singer scored […]

Throwback Thursday: Sting

Throwback Thursday: Sting

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of the Police in honor of frontman Sting’s 63rd Birthday! Gordon Matthew Thomes Sumner is better known by his stage name Sting and was born October 2nd, 1951. Growing up in Wellsend, England Sting used to sneak into the nightclubs to catch acts like Cream […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

A new month means a new set of shows! Let’s take a quick look at all the WERS favorites stopping in Boston to kick off October: Wednesday, October 2 – ZZ Ward w/ The Wild Feathers @ Paradise Rock Club The Down & Dirty Shine Tour comes to the Paradise Rock Club tonight with a […]

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

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. DR. DOG: B-Room This is the eighth studio release from the Pennsylvania-based band. The tracks are reminiscent of the band’s previous albums and […]

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

This week we’re featuring Tame Impala as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Perth, Australia, Tame Impala has spent the better part of five years defining contemporary psych-rock with 2010′s Innerspeaker, last year’s Lonerism and a jam-packed international tour schedule. They’ll be hitting the Agganis Arena with headliners The Flaming Lips, and have cut […]

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