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New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

The new and improved guitarist of The Strokes is ready to release some new solo material. Hammond Jr. recently opened up about his debilitating heroin addiction (which lasted from around 2006 until 2009) in an NME article, saying that by his second solo album (Como Te Llama?) he was in “a dark place.” But now, […]

First Ever YouTube Awards to Air Nov. 3

First Ever YouTube Awards to Air Nov. 3

You may be familiar with a somewhat popular video streaming website: YouTube. They’re kind of a big deal and now they’re ready to flaunt it. November 3rd will mark the date of the first annual Youtube Awards. Taking place at Pier 36 in New York City, the event will be live streamed and feature some […]

Velvet Underground Reissuing White Light/White Heat

Velvet Underground Reissuing White Light/White Heat

For their 45th anniversary, Velvet Underground is reissuing their second LP, White Light/White Heat this December 3rd. Universal Music is set to release a three-disc anniversary disc of the band’s previously recorded album back in the hey day of 1967. The Velvet Underground has a rich history starting off in the late ’60s to early […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

A new month means a new set of shows! Let’s take a quick look at all the WERS favorites stopping in Boston to kick off October: Wednesday, October 2 – ZZ Ward w/ The Wild Feathers @ Paradise Rock Club The Down & Dirty Shine Tour comes to the Paradise Rock Club tonight with a […]

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. DR. DOG: B-Room This is the eighth studio release from the Pennsylvania-based band. The tracks are reminiscent of the band’s previous albums and […]

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

Artist of the Week: Tame Impala

This week we’re featuring Tame Impala as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Perth, Australia, Tame Impala has spent the better part of five years defining contemporary psych-rock with 2010′s Innerspeaker, last year’s Lonerism and a jam-packed international tour schedule. They’ll be hitting the Agganis Arena with headliners The Flaming Lips, and have cut […]

Arcade Fire Plays SNL and Concert Special

Arcade Fire Plays SNL and Concert Special

To kick off the 39th season of Saturday Night Live this past Saturday, indie powerhouse Arcade Fire performed as the featured musical guest. The band showcased two songs from their forthcoming album during the show: “Reflektor” – their latest single released back on September 9 – as well as a previously unreleased track entitled “Afterlife,” […]

HAIM Perform for UK Prime Minister

HAIM Perform for UK Prime Minister

What do you do the day before your full length album drops? For California rockers HAIM, the answer is simple: perform for the UK Prime Minister. The all-female trio, named HAIM after the surname they share, played on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday. They performed “The Wire,” their most recent single, with Prime Minister […]

Bastille Perform Surprise Boston Set

Bastille Perform Surprise Boston Set

On Thursday, September 26th, the British band Bastille decided to surprise Boston with a visit. While taking a break from the string of shows lined up to promote the up and coming band in the U.S., they made a stop in Boston to play an acoustic set on the Boston Common near the Parkman Bandstand. […]

Upcoming Modest Mouse Album Features Nirvana Member

Upcoming Modest Mouse Album Features Nirvana Member

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will be performing on one track of the forthcoming Modest Mouse album. Novoselic revealed that the new album will feature a much edgier sound than any of the band’s previous work. Novoselic has reportedly been collaborating with the band since as early as last summer. The release of Modest Mouse’s sixth […]

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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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