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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 […]

Paul McCartney Plays Hollywood Boulevard

Paul McCartney Plays Hollywood Boulevard

It’s been almost 45 years since The Beatles gathered on a London rooftop to play their last show. But Paul McCartney is still at it. The 71-year-old performed a 15 song set on Hollywood Boulevard Monday night. About ten thousand people showed up for the performance which took place right after McCartney’s appearance on Jimmy […]

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This week in music history is full of birthdays (i.e. Avril Lavigne) and debuts, but here are some of the most influential events that took place this week in music history! Born this week, on September 23rd, 1930, was the legendary Ray Charles. One of the most prolific rhythm & blues and soul artists of […]

Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac began as a British blues band that formed in London in 1967. Peter Green formed the original group, but the only remaining original members are Mick Fleetwood (drummer) and John McVie (bassist), both of which the band was named after. In 1970, Christine McVie (keyboards)–John’s then wife–joined the band. Members dwindled and the […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Roxy Music in honor of Bryan Ferry’s 68th Birthday. Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, England to a small working class family. Ferry formed Roxy Music in 1970 beginning with Graham Simpson, Andy Mackay, and Brian Eno. There were many exchanging members of Roxy […]

Tom Waits to Perform at Benefit

Tom Waits to Perform at Benefit

Another huge name has been added to the already stellar lineup for this year’s installment of Neil Young’s infamous all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit. Tom Waits has recently announced that he will perform at the event with Les Claypool (of Primus) on bass, Dave Hidalgo (of Los Lobos) on guitar, and Waits’ son Casey on drums […]

Hear Lorde’s Debut Album

Hear Lorde’s Debut Album

Some musicians have just got what it takes to get their music heard and heard often. In this case, New Zealand native crowns 16-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, with that honor. Because of this, Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, has been much anticipated and is finally available for streaming before its September 30th […]

The Horrors Talk About New Album

The Horrors Talk About New Album

The Horrors started off as psych-goth rockers enthrall to obscure 60s garage rock, impossibly skinny jeans and big hair. They still love the skinny jeans and garage rock, but they’ve grown into one of the key players in the UK psych scene. Once criticized for being more style than substance, the band proved their critics […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 25 – 30

Concert Watch: Sept. 25 – 30

Greetings concertgoers! It looks like autumn is starting to creep in, and we have quite a selection of artists coming into town to ring in the new season: Wednesday, September 25th – KT Tunstall @ Somerville Theatre Coming all the way from Scotland, KT Tunstall returns to Boston tonight. Last weekend James Reed of the […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 24

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 24

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. DEER TICK: Negativity This is the fifth studio release for the Rhode Island indie-rock band. The album’s 12 tracks reflect a range of […]

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