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“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

The buzz surrounding the Dirty Projectors latest album Swing Lo Magellan, which follows 2009’s Bitte Orca, is that it is the band’s attempt at an album that is more accessible to audiences. The main result is that many of the songs are laid back and toned down. However, Swing Lo Magellan lacks songs that are […]

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

UK-born soul singer Joss Stone first rose to fame in 2003 with her debut album The Soul Sessions, an album that awarded her multi-platinum status and a spot on the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Now nine years later, Stone is still big on the soul music scene with her sixth album, a follow up to […]

Best Coast at The Royale

Best Coast at The Royale

Fans of Best Coast were certainly not to be disappointed at the California-based band’s set at the Royale Boston last night. The show kicked off with two delightful openers: Diiv (a side project of Beach Fossils’ Z. Cole Smith) who treated the crowd to summery, lo-fi pop tunes off of their excellent debut album, Oshin, […]

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

Generations new and old can rejoice together over the fact that The Who have just announced the tour we’ve all been waiting for! Their 37-date North American tour, entitled “Quadrophenia and More”, will begin this fall with a stop at Boston’s TD Garden on November 16th. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform […]

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple’s name has become synonymous with independent music as we know it today—since her auspicious debut in 1996, the singer has become a figurehead for the found music sound and a first-person, exceedingly personal style that continues today. However, Apple barely knows how much she has affected the genre; in a recent interview, she […]

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

With their recent transition to major label Mercury Records in late 2011, fans of The Gaslight Anthem were left wondering if the New Brunswick natives would sacrifice their signature sound or still be able pull off another album riddled with Springsteen-infused punk. Needless to say, Gaslight has indeed done it again. Handwritten, the follow-up to […]

“Banga” by Patti Smith

“Banga” by Patti Smith

While she hasn’t had a true hit since 1978′s “Because The Night”, Patti Smith has come to occupy a unique position in the American music as one of the most iconoclastic, enduring, creative, and distinctive songwriters of her time. It’s difficult to review her albums because they don’t tend to compare to anything else; there are […]

Revo Radar: Knife Party

Revo Radar: Knife Party

Everyone grew up with that certain artist that they still listen to that gets their hips shaking and feet shuffling. So let me introduce to you my friend Knife Party; Knife Party this is my friend (insert your name here). Two members of the electro rock band Pendulum, Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, founded knife […]

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

If several new songs each week just doesn’t satisfy your craving for new music, then you’re in luck. WERS is adding a brand new show to our weekly lineup that features music from up-and-coming acts like Purity Ring, Yeasayer, King Tuff, City and Colour, Polica, Japandroids, and many more. The show, called “Connections”, is hosted by Nic Harcourt […]

On the Verge: ALO

On the Verge: ALO

California natives ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) took some time off from ruling the west to join us here on the east coast in the WERS studio. Over their ten year span, the funky, jammy, poppy, rocky band have released eight studio albums, the latest four under Jack Johnson’s Bushfire Records. Their music features a great […]

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