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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning! The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and here is your music fix to get you through the end of the work day. On this day in 1980, at the request of Yoko Ono at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, John Lennon fans joined […]

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Happy finals and final days of work, concert-goers! This week’s music-loving agenda errs on the side of alternative, and we’re not complaining. Here’s your weekly menu: Tonight, December 12 – Concrete Blonde @ The Sinclair Initially springing up in the ’80’s, reviving in 00’s, and now in the new decade, Los Angeles alt band Concrete Blonde […]

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. GREEN DAY: TRE Tre, the final album in Green Day’s trilogy of records has dropped just in time for the end of the […]

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

The Artist Of The Week is WERS favorite, Mike Doughty! Doughty first rose to prominence as the leader of the 90s alt-rock band, Soul Coughing and since then has had a fruitful career as a solo artist. Last month he released an all-covers album, The Flip Is Another Honey.   Doughty was born on June 10, 1970 in […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy December! Here’s your regular music history fix to close out your week. On this day back in 1964, principal songwriter for The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown while flying from Houston to Los Angeles. The group intended to follow up their release of Pet Sounds with their most ambitious project yet, […]

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. EL PERRO DEL MAR, PALE FIRE Sarah Assbring, the Swedish musician who performs under the moniker El Perro Del Mar, released her fifth album, […]

On the Verge: River City Extension

On the Verge: River City Extension

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 Indie Rock band from Tom’s River, New Jersey, River City Extension. The eight member band is fronted by Joe Michelini, a successful New Jersey solo act in his own right. He formed the band […]

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

The WERS Artist Of  The Week is Brunswick, New Jersey based rock-band, The Gaslight Anthem! Their latest record, Handwritten, is out now and features the singles “Here Comes My Man” and “45″. The Gaslight Anthem formed back in 2006 and is made up of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy last day of November! The lights on the Boston Common are lit, the tree is up and the holidays are officially upon us in full swing. Here’s the last of your music history fix for November. In 1999, Elton John really ruffled feathers when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall performing […]

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

This week, warm up your music senses with a crazy variety! Tonight, November 28 – Delta Spirit @ The House of Blues Delta Spirit’s signature San Diego sound has been a staple on WERS for years, and their new self-titled album is guaranteed to bring down the House of Blues tonight. They’re in their eighth […]

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