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Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

This week we are featuring Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand as our Artist of the Week. Having taken their name from the archduke whose assassination launched World War I, Franz Ferdinand exploded onto the music scene within just two years of forming when their second single, “Take Me Out,” hit No. 3 on the UK […]

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

As always, this week was full of exciting music history! Twenty bucks says that you probably can guess who drove a car into a pool on this day in 1967. On this day in 1970, Lou Reed performed with The Velvet Underground for the last time at the famed New York club Max’s Kansas City. […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from the late John Lee Hooker to celebrate what would have been his 96th birthday. John Lee Hooker was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the youngest of eleven children whose father was a Baptist preacher. Hooker and his siblings were only allowed to […]

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Tonight – August 21st – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, House of Blues Eighties pop rock will certainly be alive and well in Boston this evening. The happy married couple come to Boston this evening to hit the city with their best shot.  They met in 1979 and then married shortly after in 1982.  Since […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 20th

New Releases Tuesday: August 20th

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. TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Made Up Mind Made Up Mind is the third album from the southern soul group, the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Husband and […]

Will Oasis Tour Soon?

Will Oasis Tour Soon?

When Oasis’ “Wonderwall” seeps through the airwaves of a car radio, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know all the words to what is easily the band’s biggest hit, from their 1995 album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? After all, who doesn’t love to croon along with Liam Gallagher’s deliciously angsty vocals? The […]

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

Artist of the Week: Valerie June

This week WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Valerie June as our Artist of the Week! Valerie June grew up in Tennessee while attending a church where the entire congregation sang hymns together, helping June develop a strikingly unique voice and lyrical delivery of her own. After high school June tried her hand at singing in a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

As we take a look back, this is a truly legendary week in music history! August 16, 2013 marks the anniversary of the death of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential and mysterious musicians of the 20th century. The blues legend only left behind a few dozen songs for us, but his talent and […]

French Singer Lou Doillon Begins to Rise

French Singer Lou Doillon Begins to Rise

She’s been famous all of her life, in France at least. Her father is a famous film director, her mother was the muse that inspired the iconic Hermes Birkin bag, she’s the face of Gyvenchy and a French it-girl. But Lou Doillon might now start to make a more authentic path of her own in the music […]

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from Woodstock performers like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the legendary festival. The Woodstock Music Festival was billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music” and took place on farm in the Catskills of New York. The […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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