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On the Verge: Jeff Beam

On the Verge: Jeff Beam

Who sells their new album on cassette? Jeff Beam sells his new album on cassette. The statement alone is enough to sum up the throwback, kicked-back persona of On the Verge artist from the woods of Maine, and he’s got the sound to back it up. Coming into the WERS studios with a flannel shirt, […]

Aerosmith Plays Free Show

Aerosmith Plays Free Show

After rocking Commonwealth Avenue on Monday, Aerosmith, released their brand new album Music From Another Dimension! today. This is the first release from “The Bad Boys from Boston” since their 2004 cover album Honkin’ on Bobo, and their first album with original material since Just Push Play in 2001. Music From Another Dimension! was produced […]

Passion Pit to Tour

Passion Pit to Tour

While once walking the halls of Emerson College, I’m sure Michael Angelakos, now lead vocalist of the group Passion Pit, would not have predicted the success he and fellow members of Passion Pit are experiencing today. Locals of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the group originated back in the year 2007 and since then has embarked on an […]

The xx Release Mobile App

The xx has released a mobile application to accompany their sophomore album, Coexist, which was released earlier this past September. The free app is available for iPhone and Android phones, and is meant to enhance the band’s new album. While I don’t know of any other bands have their phone applications, I can’t say I’m […]

Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Legendary electronic band Depeche Mode are set to release their first album since 2009. While the group did not release the name of the album during their recent press conference, they did say that it would contain around twenty songs and that it will be produced by Ben Hilier (know for producing acts such as […]

Joshua Radin on Coffeehouse

Joshua Radin on Coffeehouse

Early this cold Saturday morning, the sun was just barely pushing through the clouds when singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, accompanied by backup guitarist Brandon Walters, trundled into the WERS studio to play a few stripped-down acoustic versions of several of tracks from his newest album, Underwater. Known best for his beautifully quiet, yet distinct, voice and […]

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

If that title makes absolutely no sense to you, let me bring you up to speed. Atoms For Peace is a project featuring Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) —  a stellar collaboration lineup. Back in September, the group released their first single “Default” via iTunes and scheduled […]

Neil Halstead Live In Studio

Neil Halstead Live In Studio

Live Music Week happens bi-annually at WERS to raise money to keep our station running. We ask if you can pledge your support in order to keep us live on air, bringing you live performances from your favorite musicians. Pledges can be made here.  For one man and his guitar, Neil Halstead can make a big […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy November! And Happy Anniversary to radio! Today commemorates the first radio broadcast from KDKA Pittsburgh in 1920. Thus, making all of my early Friday mornings possible. The station is currently owned by CBS Radio and broadcasts a talk radio format, branded as “The Voice of Pittsburgh”. Also on this day in 1963, The Beach […]

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson’s demeanor in person seems to directly mirror the style of his music, casual and full of the sharp wit reflected in his lyrics, the Emerson College notable alum and singer-songwriter, dropped by the WERS studio this afternoon to play an acoustic set for us back at his old stomping ground. Since his graduation, […]

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