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Boston Calling Lineup Announced!

Boston Calling Lineup Announced!

After teasing us for over a week on Facebook, Boston Calling finally released their spring 2017 lineup this morning and let us just say… it was worth the wait. Featuring headliners Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance the Rapper this is a show you won’t want to miss. We’re also stoked to see WERS favorites […]

Hosting Standing Room Only

Hosting Standing Room Only

-By Sam Fidler Broadway on the radio runs in my DNA. Not a weekend went by in our house without WERS special programming playing on our old, reliable Bose radio/CD player, oftentimes right in our dining room over dinner. As a kid, I would grip my mom’s phone waiting for the DJs on The Playground […]

Three Female Led Bands to Add to Your Playlist

Three Female Led Bands to Add to Your Playlist

As an on air DJ at WERS, and a musician myself, I have always treasured music in all its forms. From broadway to punk rock, I am entranced by it all. While I will listen to just about any artist you throw my way, I have always had a special place in my heart for […]

Crashfest World Music Festival

Crashfest World Music Festival

World Music/CRASHarts presents CRASHfest a music festival 1 Night * 3 Stages * 10 Bands Global Street Food * International Beer & Cocktails   Featuring: Bombino * San Fermin & Now Ensemble * Salif Keita * Debo Band * Orkesta Mendoza Daby Touré * Carrie Rodriguez * LADAMA * Air Congo * Emperor Norton’s Stationary […]

The Top 88 of 2016

The Top 88 of 2016

  It was another awesome year for Music Discovery on 88-9 WERS! Thanks to your input and support all year, we enjoyed putting together the Top 88 Songs of 2016 most of which you hear first here! So, here’s the list as you heard George Knight count them down over New Year’s Weekend!   88.9 […]

Boston Music Awards Winners

Boston Music Awards Winners

Congratulations to all the artists and bands who were nominated, as well as those who won last night at the Boston Music Awards! If you missed it last night,  here are the winners! Artist of the Year PVRIS Album/EP of the Year Cousin Stizz – “Monda” Song of the Year PVRIS – “You And I” […]

Porter Robinson | Madeon: Shelter Tour Review

Porter Robinson | Madeon: Shelter Tour Review

  By Gabriela Mancuso & Erin Jean Hussey The Boston leg of Porter Robinson and Madeon’s Shelter tour at the Orpheum Theater could be characterized as otherworldly.  Robinson differentiated himself in the electronic dance community in 2014 with his melodic and wistfully beautiful sounds on Worlds. Hugo Pierre, known by his stage name Madeon, released […]

Favorite Discoveries of 2016

Favorite Discoveries of 2016

  By : Alex LaRosa   As you’ve probably heard time and time again, WERS is Boston’s “Music Discovery” station. We try our hardest to find new songs from artists that you might not have heard of, and then give them a chance to make their mark on music by putting their songs on the […]

Getting Inside

Getting Inside

 By: Phillip Jones There’s much more than meets the eye to WERS. Of course, we’re talking about a radio station here, so there isn’t all that much you DO see anyway. Probably just the logo and our website. Maybe you live in Boston and can walk past the station to see our lovely control room, […]

My Favorite Venues

My Favorite Venues

By Ross Ketschke I have lived in Boston for just about three years, and my absolute favorite thing about this amazing city is the vibrant music scene. Here’s a rundown of my five favorite places to see a show in the Boston area. Great Scott A venue that truly embodies Boston’s historic punk rock scene, […]

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