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Alanis Morissette’s Music Brought to Broadway

Alanis Morissette’s Music Brought to Broadway

Alanis Morissette is the latest of a string of popular musicians, such as Green Day and The Four Seasons, to transition onto the Broadway stage over the past decade. Her landmark debut album, Jagged Little Pill, will act as the basis for a new musical that will be produced by Broadway veterans Vivek J. Tiwary […]

Paul Simon and Sting Announce 2014 Tour

Paul Simon and Sting Announce 2014 Tour

If you have ever wanted to hear Sting sing “You Can Call Me Al” or Paul Simon cry out “Roxanne,” you just might get your chance next year. Paul Simon and Sting have announced they will be touring North America together in early 2014. Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will cross the country […]

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor was released on October 29, 2013 and has already debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. In it’s first week, Reflektor sold 140,000 copies. This marks the second number one album for Arcade Fire, following a close second to their album The Suburbs in 2010, which sold 156,000 copies in its first week. […]

The Fratellis Live In Studio

The Fratellis Live In Studio

Just this week the Fratellis stopped by the WERS 88.9 FM studios to play a few songs for us. The Fratellis is an indie rock band native to Scotland. You know them best by their hit songs “Chelsea Dagger” and “Henrietta,” but now the Fratellis are making more music that’s just as catchy. They released […]

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 […]

Polica Live at Paradise Rock Club

Polica Live at Paradise Rock Club

Life as a buzz band must be both thrilling and exhausting. Quickly thrust into the spotlight, a band must learn how to swim or be ravenously eaten up by critics and disappointed fans alike. Crazy how much excitement one or two songs that can create, ramping up expectations for bands who shouldn’t have to worry […]

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 […]

The Head and the Heart Live at Royale

“We’re The Head and the Heart and we’re from Seattle, Washington,” said Josiah Johnson to the audience of the Royale Friday night. A simple introduction for a group whose popularity has been rapidly increasing since the release of their sophomore album, Let’s Be Still. They didn’t need more introduction that that, quickly plunging into the […]

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