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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 […]

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful,” sensuous singer Lana Del Rey sings in her brand new track, “Young & Beautiful”. The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby will include the lush Lana Del Rey ballad as the first single from the compilation. In recent weeks, […]

Riddim Watch: Shango Riddim

Riddim Watch: Shango Riddim

Shango riddim starts off with a police siren and it’s completely appropriate. This riddim should be arrested for being so good. Through out the riddim there is a melodious beat. Anthony Que starts off the riddim right with “Words of Wisdom”. Lutan Fyah then pleads in “Boost No War”. The rest of riddim is just […]

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix has been having an amazing year in 2013. The French band is about to release their fifth studio album Bankrupt! on April 23 after releasing the extremely popular single off of the album “Entertainment.” Phoenix has also been making the rounds on the festival circuit including an amazing performance at Coachella last week. Phoenix […]

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

WERS is celebrating David Bowie’s latest release, The Next Day, as our April Album of the Month! “Here I am, not quite dying,” David Bowie chants along on the upbeat title track to his first new album in ten years, The Next Day. “My body left to rot in a hollow tree, its branches throwing shadows on […]

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

If you haven’t heard it by now, stop reading this and listen to the new Daft Punk single “Get Lucky.” In it, the robots team up with the talented producer Pharrell (who sings on the track) and the legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers. The track’s groove harkens back to the funky sound of the 70’s while […]

Twitter Launches #Music App

Twitter Launches #Music App

Early yesterday and after a week of teasing, Twitter finally launched the #Music app. This app allows users to stream and discover new music via your Twitter account. This app is different than others like Spotify or Youtube because the search tool uses trending topics and data across Twitter to make recommendations for listeners. The […]

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

With all of the craziness surrounding the Hub this morning, let’s take a break and look back on some landmarks in music history! On this day in 1965, The Beatles released their single “Ticket to Ride” on Capitol Records in the United States. The label stated at the time the song was from an upcoming […]

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