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Paul McCartney Debuts New Songs at Queens High School

Paul McCartney Debuts New Songs at Queens High School

Yesterday, Sir McCartney graced the stage in front of 400 students at Frank Sinatra School for the Arts (a performing arts high school in Astoria, Queens) for a surprise performance. The former Beatles/Wings/solo mastermind said in his lovably endearing voice, “This beats going to class.” McCartney and his phenomenal band played 13 songs (setlist below) […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small […]

Broken Bells Working on Second Album

Broken Bells Working on Second Album

What do you get when you take The Shins’ lead singer, James Mercer, and pair it with mastermind Brian Burton, more commonly known as Danger Mouse? Broken Bells! This Grammy-nominated alternative duo is finally coming out with their second full length album this January. Titled After the Disco, Broken Bells has only released one full […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 9 – Oct. 12

Concert Watch: Oct. 9 – Oct. 12

The government might still be shut down, but Boston’s concert scene is as active as ever! You will not believe who’s coming into town this week: Wednesday, October 9 – Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck @ Wang Theatre The first of this week’s shows stars a pair of legends! Brian Wilson was the mastermind behind […]

Jesus and Mary Chain Releasing Box Set

Jesus and Mary Chain Releasing Box Set

When the Jesus and Mary Chain first started up back in the 80s, to say they were an unpredictable band was an understatement. Their music, loud and noisy, threw together sludgy, Stooges-esque guitar playing with the sweet melodies of 60s girl groups in a way that was unheard of. Their shows, that would sometimes barely […]

Pixies Announce 2014 Tour

Pixies Announce 2014 Tour

Pixies has been revived. The alternative-rock legends are set to embark on a 33-city tour from mid-January to March with support from Best Coast, Cults, and Fidlar. The previously announced 2013-14 world tour (which launch last weekend) takes them across Europe through November. The band released a four-track called EP-1 on September 3rd, following bassist […]

Neutral Milk Hotel Extends Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel Extends Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel’s highly anticipated reunion tour continues to grow. The band announced Friday that they’ve made a few changes to the Australian leg as well as a few new shows to the North American route of the tour. The band announced their initial tour dates back in April, fifteen years after the band had […]

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

Artist of the Week: Atlas Genius

This week, WERS’s Artist of the Week is South Australian band Atlas Genius, who will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston tomorrow! Like many great bands, Atlas Genius came from very humble beginnings– they started out as a three-piece covers band in Adelaide back in 2009, and began to write original material […]

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This week in music history features some of your favorite musicians’ births, and sadly a death. Either way, these important individuals kept rock and roll alive in their time, and continue to influence it today. Born on October 5th, 1943 was American rock n’ roller Steve Miller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The guitarist and singer scored […]

Cage The Elephant To Release New Album

Cage The Elephant To Release New Album

Cage The Elephant’s new album Melophobia is set for release on Tuesday, October 8th. Best known for their song “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” the Kentucky band took time off after nearly five years of nonstop touring to create the new album. Melophobia includes ten tracks and will be released via RCA Records. The […]

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