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Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

The Irish Perform Live In Studio

The Irish Perform Live In Studio

The story of growing up as an Irish-American is one familiar to many Bostonians, and an experience that creates an immediate bond between anyone who has shared the culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt’s claim to fame is in his ability to articulate this experience in his work, which includes the classic Angela’s Ashes. However, […]

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

When New York power pop rockers fun. arrived in Boston last night, over two thousand fans flocked to the Orpheum Theater nestled in downtown’s theater district. The crowd, that ranged from 20-somethings to parents accompanying their fun.-loving teens, piled into their seats at the sold out show. The house lights dimmed and the audience roared […]

SAVOY Live at Middle East

SAVOY Live at Middle East

If you didn’t find anything better to do to begin your weekend last week or none of your friends picked up the phone, well that’s because they were probably crammed up in the Middle East Downstairs enjoying some epic tunes from Savoy. The trio that makes up this group, Gray, Ben, and Mike, recently launched […]

Artist of the Week: fun.

Artist of the Week: fun.

This week WERS is featuring New York City natives fun. as our honorary Artist of the Week. This American indie rock band comprised of members of The Format, Anathallo, and Steel Train blew up in 2012. The trio – Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff release a debut album together as fun. in 2009 […]

Wheelock Family Theater In Studio

Wheelock Family Theater In Studio

There’s something magical about musical theater, even when its performed in the WERS studio. Several of the cast members from the Wheelock Family Theater’s production of Oliver! stopped by the station this afternoon to give us a preview of the musical, accompanied by musical director Jon Goldberg. For the first song of the set, Charlie […]

Ra Ra Riot Live at Paradise

Ra Ra Riot Live at Paradise

In the midst of the longest spell of below freezing temperatures Boston has seen since 2005, the city got a much needed dose of upbeat indie rock from Ra Ra Riot last night. The New York City natives stopped by the Paradise Rock Club fresh off of the release of their new album Beta Love. […]

Walk The Moon Live at Paradise

Walk The Moon Live at Paradise

After a week of frigid winter weather, the Cincinnati-based band Walk the Moon provided Boston with a much-needed burst of color. Fans of all ages braved the cold to hear them play a sold out show at the Paradise Rock Club, and they were rewarded with hours of pure indie-rock fun. Opening for them was […]

Datsik Live At Royale Nightclub

Datsik Live At Royale Nightclub

Last week Canadian dubstep sensation Datsik (Troy Beetles) took his Firepower Records Tour and pressed the restart button launching his Firepower Reloaded Tour. It has been a little over a year since Datsik’s acclaimed Firepower Records started. He also made an appearance in Worcester’s Palladium during his first record tour in the fall. Since then, […]

On the Verge: Family Of The Year

On the Verge: Family Of The Year

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 the Los Angeles based indie quintet Family of the Year. The band consists of brothers Sebastian and Joseph Keefe (both of whom have local recognition in Boston as […]

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