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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 […]

On the Verge: Vikesh Kapoor

On the Verge: Vikesh Kapoor

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 Vikesh Kapoor. Kapoor comes to the studio in support of his upcoming debut album, The Ballad of Willy Robbins. As the title suggests, it is a […]

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This week in music history is full of birthdays (i.e. Avril Lavigne) and debuts, but here are some of the most influential events that took place this week in music history! Born this week, on September 23rd, 1930, was the legendary Ray Charles. One of the most prolific rhythm & blues and soul artists of […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Roxy Music in honor of Bryan Ferry’s 68th Birthday. Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, England to a small working class family. Ferry formed Roxy Music in 1970 beginning with Graham Simpson, Andy Mackay, and Brian Eno. There were many exchanging members of Roxy […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 25 – 30

Concert Watch: Sept. 25 – 30

Greetings concertgoers! It looks like autumn is starting to creep in, and we have quite a selection of artists coming into town to ring in the new season: Wednesday, September 25th – KT Tunstall @ Somerville Theatre Coming all the way from Scotland, KT Tunstall returns to Boston tonight. Last weekend James Reed of the […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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