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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 […]

On the Verge: Sanders Bolkhe

On the Verge: Sanders Bolkhe

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On the Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. Today’s On The Verge performance comes from folk singer/songwriter Sanders Bohlke. Bohlke debuted on the scene over seven years ago, when he released his self-titled album. Since that time, he’s slowly, yet consistently, been […]

Concert Watch: September 11-14

Concert Watch: September 11-14

Hello concertgoers! As the school year begins going full swing, Boston’s local concert scene continues to go full steam ahead. That’s why we have yet another exciting week of shows coming up: Wednesday, September 11th – Michael Franti and Spearhead w/ Kopecky Family Band @ House of Blues Tonight the House of Blues is featuring […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept.10

New Release Tuesday: Sept.10

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. Arctic Monkeys: AM Today celebrates the U.S. release of the fifth highly anticipated Arctic Monkeys album AM, putting a spin on lead singer […]

This Week in Music History: September 5th-6th

This Week in Music History: September 5th-6th

The smell of fall is in the air, the kids are back at school, and it’s time for another look back at music history! On September 5th, 1946 Farrokh Bulsara was born in what used to be Zanzibar. Who is Farrokh Bulsara, you ask? Most people know him as the man, myth, and legend Freddie […]

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from The Cranberries in honor of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s 42nd birthday! Dolores O’Riordan was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland and was the youngest of seven children. It was in 1990 that O’Riordan auditioned for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 5th – 7th

Concert Watch: Sept. 5th – 7th

Greetings, concertgoers! As you pack your backpacks for college, grad school, or your own kids, you’re going to need some sweet, soothing somethings to get you through those torturous school nights. Here’s what we’ve got on the menu for you this week! Thursday, September 5th – Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) @ Brighton Music Hall It’s […]

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