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Win Kate Nash Tickets!

Win Kate Nash Tickets!

88-9 WERS is proud to debut our new “Boston Sessions” series, this Friday afternoon featuring Kate Nash at the Red Room at Club 939 (located at 939 Boylston St., Boston) at 3:30 PM! “Boston Sessions” is a new interview/ live performance radio and web broadcast show showcasing some of the best talent and most interesting […]

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

Despite releasing an album this year (the falsetto filled, 80s-inspired Comedown Machine), it has been a relatively quiet year for The Strokes. There was no tour behind the album and almost zero press as well. In fact, the most we heard out of any of The Strokes was via Har Mar Superstar’s podcast in which […]

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Earlier today, Arctic Monkeys released the dates and locations of their new and upcoming 2014 US tour. As we speak, the band is in the midst of their European tour and will wrap up the year with a sweep of the west coast. Their 2014 tour visits the east and makes a very special headlining […]

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Spontaneity, confusion, and innovation appeared to be the theme of Sunday night’s first Youtube Music Awards. The show, directed by Spike Jonze and hosted by Jason Schwartzmann and Reggie Watts, was completely unscripted and unpredictable in nature. The term “live” was taken quite literally; music videos were actually created on the spot, with fan participation […]

Phish Debut New Material

Phish Debut New Material

Phish decided to release new music from their unrecorded new album Wingsuit during their Halloween show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The news came after the doors to the venue opened and fans were handed the traditional “Phishbill.” After examining the set list, speculation among fans ended, as they were now able to […]

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Where Are They Now: Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock started her career as a singer in Toledo, Ohio by singing gospel music. In 1984, she was hired by Roger Troutman to be a background singer for Troutman’s G-Funk group, Zapp. The funk group had several popular hits with Warner Brothers Records. Based on this success, Troutman began recording with Murdock. Murdock and […]

Young the Giant’s Second Album

Southern California rock band Young the Giant have a sophomore comeback up their sleeve. Due this January 21st, 2014, Mind Over Matter has enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Paramore, M83), and this time, the quintet’s eclectic collection is exploring a diverse set of sounds. The band knows their 2010 debut will be a tough […]

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

Where Are They Now: Club Nouveau

As the creative force behind the Timex Social Club’s R&B chart-topper single “Rumors”, producer Jay King decided he could find success by forming his own funk group. He named the group Club Nouveau, and consisted of Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson. The group was brought together in 1986 in […]

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour

Kings of Leon have announced a new tour for 2014 supporting their latest album, Mechanical Bull. Gary Clark, Jr. will be supporting them for the first leg of the tour, which begins in Atlanta on February 5th. With the exception of a few dates that will go on November 2nd, tickets will go on sale […]

The Smiths Ranked on 500 Greatest Albums

The Smiths Ranked on 500 Greatest Albums

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Morrissey who put out his autobiography, entitled Autobiography, last week, and has now had one of his albums named Greatest Album of All-time by The New Musical Express (NME). NME is a weekly UK pop/rock music news journal that has been published since 1952. This week they put […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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