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On the Verge: Justin Jones

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 singer-songwriter Justin Jones, an artist from Virginia who’s fourth album, Fading Light, is available now. Jones has released four albums to date, the most recent having been recorded under [...]

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

The WERS Artist Of The Week is singer-songwriter and guitar player, Bonnie Raitt! Earlier this year Raitt released her sixteenth studio album (and first in nearly 7 years), Slipstream. WERS loves Slipstream so much that we have picked it as our Album Of The Month for August! Raitt grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York and [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Cheers, happy Friday, and TGIF! As I’m just getting back from Florida, at least I know it will be for me. But for those of you who worked all week and stuck it out through the waning days of summer, I salute you. And here’s your weekly fix of music history to show my appreciation [...]

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 24-26, 2012 Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS, TIM MCGRAW, KENNY CHESNEY—GILLETTE STADIUM On both Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be performing at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. They are currently touring to promote their new record, [...]

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

This week’s WERS Artist Of The Week is the North Carolina based folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers, who are set to release a brand new album, The Carpenter, on September 11, 2012. The earliest incarnation of the The Avett Brothers was a band called Nemo, which was formed by brothers Seth and Scott Avett back [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean it’s time to start singing the blues. Unless of course ‘the blues’ refers to the color blue, the shade of indigo to be more specific. On this day August 17th in 1989, the Indigo Girls’ self-titled debut album featuring the hit “Closer To Fine” reigned supreme as a Top 30 [...]

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Thursday at 5 PM WERS brings you Throwback Thursday. This week we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen in honor of his recent performances in the Boston area. The Boss and The E Street Band played to sold-out crowds at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will be playing again at Gillette [...]

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. Purity Ring, Shrines – Take the recent dubstep craze, turn the volume down about ten pegs, add glitchy drums and some tinkling melodies, and layer [...]

Artist of the Week: Mumford & Sons

Artist of the Week: Mumford & Sons

The WERS Artist of the Week is Mumford & Sons! The London-based folk rock group released their first album in late 2009 and ever since then their popularity has grown and grown. The group’s profile is sure to explode even more come this Fall as they are set to release their sophomore LP, Babel. Mumford [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday August 10th! Summer is sadly beginning to fade, but fear not – the good tunes and music history tidbits shall not! On this particular day back in 1985, the King of Pop made what we might call a slight faux pas in regards to his friendship with a lad from Liverpool, Paul McCartney. [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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