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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 [...]

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

This week for Throwback Thursday we are having a special set of Paul McCartney in honor of his latest album, New, which was released just on Tuesday. Sir James Paul McCartney is a living music legend with a career spanning almost fifty years. Starting off with humble beginnings with the Quarrymen in 1957 playing skiffle [...]

Concert Watch: Oct. 16 – 19

Concert Watch: Oct. 16 – 19

Good morning, concertgoers! Live Music Week is fast approaching as the festivities begin this Saturday, October 19th. Now let’s take a look at some of the live happenings leading up to it. Wednesday, October 16 – Pearl Jam @DCU Center The one and only Pearl Jam continue their almighty reign! They were an essential figure [...]

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 [...]

On the Verge: Kingsley Flood

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 six-piece rock group Kingsley Flood. Kingsley Flood comes right from Boston’s own backyard, though they share allegiances with from Washington D.C. as well. But we’re happy to [...]

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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