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This Week in Music History: September 5th-6th

This Week in Music History: September 5th-6th

The smell of fall is in the air, the kids are back at school, and it’s time for another look back at music history! On September 5th, 1946 Farrokh Bulsara was born in what used to be Zanzibar. Who is Farrokh Bulsara, you ask? Most people know him as the man, myth, and legend Freddie […]

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from The Cranberries in honor of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s 42nd birthday! Dolores O’Riordan was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland and was the youngest of seven children. It was in 1990 that O’Riordan auditioned for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us […]

Arcade Fire Share Trailer for New Album

Arcade Fire Share Trailer for New Album

It’s no secret that Arcade Fire are one of the best modern bands, and news of a new album has been circulating for a little while now on the web. From Instagram photos to street art in New York City, the Canadian band have been hinting at a new album called Reflector and that something will […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 5th – 7th

Concert Watch: Sept. 5th – 7th

Greetings, concertgoers! As you pack your backpacks for college, grad school, or your own kids, you’re going to need some sweet, soothing somethings to get you through those torturous school nights. Here’s what we’ve got on the menu for you this week! Thursday, September 5th – Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) @ Brighton Music Hall It’s […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 3rd

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 3rd

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. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight The More I Love You This is the sixth […]

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

This week we’re featuring Boston Calling performers Deer Tick as our Artist of the Week! Like a number of acclaimed artists such as Iron and Wine, The The and Fitz and the Tantrums, Deer Tick started out as a solo project by songwriter John McCauley. McCauley began writing music and touring around his nearby hometown […]

This Week In Music History: August 25th-31st

This Week In Music History: August 25th-31st

As August (and summer) come to an end, let’s take another look back at music history. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958.  The King of Pop is the most successful entertainer of all time, and is a cultural icon in almost every way.  After 16 albums and 4 number one singles as a […]

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from country singer Glen Campbell to celebrate the release of his 62nd and final studio album See You There. Born in Delight, Arkansas on April 22, 1936, Glen Campbell had already become a skilled guitarist by age sixteen and dropped out of high […]

Flying Lotus on GTA Soundtrack

Flying Lotus on GTA Soundtrack

For many, Sunday night meant the annual MTV VMAs. I’m sure you’ve all read about the show or even watched it live and now, depressed at how far western civilization has fallen, you’re now ready for the sun to explode and destroy us all. BUT WAIT, there’s hope! Because hidden amongst all of the empty […]

Concert Watch: Aug 28 – Sept 3

Concert Watch: Aug 28 – Sept 3

Hello, concert-goers! This is it—the summer is over, but the promise of an amazing autumn concert season hangs in the air. Let’s sneak a peek, shall we? Friday, August 30th: Emeli Sandé at the House of Blues Emelie Sande, still in her twenties, is amazing from top to bottom—she can rock Rihanna hair better than […]

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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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