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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 […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 24

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 24

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. DEER TICK: Negativity This is the fifth studio release for the Rhode Island indie-rock band. The album’s 12 tracks reflect a range of […]

Artist of the Week: Grouplove

Artist of the Week: Grouplove

This week we’re featuring GROUPLOVE as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Spreading Rumours! The origin story of Los Angeles-based indie band Grouplove is a hippie with a guitar’s dream– two crazy kids meet in Manhattan, develop a sound and discover three additional members during an artist’s residency in Crete, […]

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

Happy Friday! That means it’s time for a look back at music history. On this day in 1975, David Bowie scored his first #1 single in the United Sates. “Fame” was the first to reach the top of the charts in the States, as well as the first to even breach the top 10. The […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Jimi Hendrix in memory of his the forty-third anniversary of his death. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. In the mid 1950’s Jimi used to carry around an old broom in elementary school and pretended it was a […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 18-22

Concert Watch: Sept. 18-22

Good morning concertgoers! As the final vestiges of summer make their way out, why not try to squeeze out a little extra summer fun with some live music? Here are some of the shows happening this week to round out the summer: Wednesday, September 18th – Jake Bugg @ House of Blues Like the “Lightning […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 17

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 17

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. JACK JOHNSON: From Here to Now to You This will be Johnson’s sixth studio album in a career that spans a little over […]

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

This week we’re featuring Elvis Costello and the Roots as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Wise Up Ghost! It’s rare for two high-profile acts to combine forces and release something truly interesting material a la Billy Bragg and Wilco or David Byrne, but never in genres as vastly different […]

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