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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 […]

Best Coast Shares New Single

Best Coast Shares New Single

“This Lonely Morning” was released this week from Best Coast’s newest EP Fade Away (out October 22nd), following last month’s release of the single “I Don’t Know How.” The bright surf rock tune explores the hours, days, and countless other times spent waiting for a certain someone to call, and the inevitable haze that comes […]

CHVRCHES Already Planning Next Album

CHVRCHES Already Planning Next Album

On September 24th, Chvrches released their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, to universal critical acclaim. The album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. charts and ranked even higher overseas. The Scottish trio recently revealed in an interview on Billboard.com that they are looking forward to finding creative time to work on […]

Coen Brothers’ Film Has Star-studded Soundtrack

Coen Brothers’ Film Has Star-studded Soundtrack

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new movie Inside Llewyn Davis is a portrait of New York’s 1960s folk music scene. But it was more than just folk artists who promoted the film at an event in the Big Apple Sunday night. Musicians as varied as Elvis Costello, Jack White, and Marcus Mumford performed at the event, called […]

Michael Jackson’s Family Loses in Wrongful Death Case

Michael Jackson’s Family Loses in Wrongful Death Case

It would be difficult to have an existence in which you had never at least heard of the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson — or to have never seen his iconic “Thriller” video that revolutionized the MTV generation. It would also be difficult not to remember the fateful day he died a little over […]

Throwback Thursday: Sting

Throwback Thursday: Sting

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of the Police in honor of frontman Sting’s 63rd Birthday! Gordon Matthew Thomes Sumner is better known by his stage name Sting and was born October 2nd, 1951. Growing up in Wellsend, England Sting used to sneak into the nightclubs to catch acts like Cream […]

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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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