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Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg took to the stage at the beautiful and acoustically fantastic Berklee Performance Center at around 8pm Sunday night. Flanked by a full band for about 2/3rds of his set, Bragg played a career spanning set that lasted a good two hours. Bragg’s politically charged reputation proved true as he held court on everything […]

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

It has been two weeks since the Boston marathon bombing and the amazing support from so many Bostonians have helped so many. Benefits and relief efforts have been popping up in the past weeks and have been raising countless dollars to help those who suffered on Marathon Monday. Boston locals, the Dropkick Murphys were on […]

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James is a somewhat odd fellow. Band leader of the almighty indie rock, jam band hybrid My Morning Jacket, James has traversed through many spiritual and musical journeys during his fifteen years with the band. And now, with the release of Regions of Light and Sound of God, James has decided to strike out […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Now that the week is wrapping up, let’s take a brief look back in music history… On April 26 in 1980, Blondie hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart with the track “Call Me.” This was the group’s fourth single to hit the No. 1 slot in their long-lived career. “Call Me,” was featured […]

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

In her tragically short life, Amy Winehouse was able to have a huge impact musically and culturally. The story of Winehouse’s twenty-seven years of life will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from director Asif Kapadia. Kapadia is critically acclaimed for his documentary, Senna, about race-car driver Aryton Senna, which won awards at the […]

Riddim Watch: Tin Mackerel Riddim

Riddim Watch: Tin Mackerel Riddim

The London label Maximum Sound (Bwoy Killers) reveals his latest series very energetic dancehall with this promo mix led by Major Mackerel. The Tin Mackerel riddim is pulsating hot. The line up the sweet voice found Tony Curtis, Burro Banton Cecile and used in the home Maximum Sound and two new combinations with Konshens & […]

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Greetings, concertgoers! It’s been a powerful week here in Boston, and there’s an equally compelling concert lineup this week to take the edge off. Let’s take a gander at this week’s lineup: Tonight, April 24th: Robyn Hitchcock at the Paradise The prolific guitarist dabbled in a number of bands over his forty years in the […]

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White enjoyed his time as “Record Store Ambassador” this year, delivering copies of Third Man Records releases to various record stores throughout the country and just bringing attention to the world of vinyl records. Back at his own Third Man Records, on Record Store Day, White recorded a cover of Loretta Lynn’s 1970 “Coal […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. PHOENIX, BANKRUPT! Phoenix, the French rock band who hail from Versailles, have released their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!. Philippe Zdar, one half of […]

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

It takes a lot of effort to set up a band with as many people and instruments as Hey Marseilles brought into the WERS studio this afternoon for On the Verge, but the hard work definitely paid off. The Seattle band’s set filled the room with beautiful and unique sounds that commanded the attention of […]

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