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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 […]

‘The Electric Lady’ Tracklisting Revealed

‘The Electric Lady’ Tracklisting Revealed

After what seemed like an eternity since her debut album, Janelle Monae has reveled the track listing for her forthcoming sophomore effort, The Electric Lady. Due to release on September 10th, the album features a huge amount of big name collaborations. Along with her recently released single, “Q.U.E.E.N.” with Erykah Badu, The Electric Lady features […]

Concert Watch: August 14th-20th

Concert Watch: August 14th-20th

Tonight, August 14th– Parachute, The Sinclair It’s the perfect night for Parachute to be in Boston– the former college buddies just released a new album yesterday and are launching their first big touring effort since their 2011 sophomore effort. An O.A.R. for the modern age, they’ll get you feeling the feelings that force you to […]

Beach House Scoring Todd Cole Film

Beach House Scoring Todd Cole Film

“Who listens to guitar music anymore? That’s so circa 2003,” says a preteen boy while he and his friends sit around a table preparing to play dungeons and dragons. This Must Be the Only Fantasy is the newest collaboration film between Rodarte and photographer/director Todd Cole. Cole is primarily a fashion photographer who also dabbles […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

New Releases Tuesday: August 13th

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. BLOC PARTY, THE NEXTWAVE SESSIONS This five song EP from the UK four piece was primarily made during the band’s worldwide 2012 tour. […]

Arctic Monkeys Share New Dreamy Music Video

Arctic Monkeys Share New Dreamy Music Video

British indie-rockers Arctic Monkeys and music video king Nabil have teamed up to create a dreamy, hallucinatory work of art. “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is the latest single from the Arctic Monkeys’ forthcoming album, AM, which is set to be released on September 9th. The much-anticipated follow-up to their last album, […]

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

Artist of the Week: Kings of Leon

This week WERS is featuring Grammy Award winners Kings of Leon as our Artist of the Week! Kings of Leon is a family affair formed by three Followill brothers, Caleb, Nathan, and Jared,  in 2000. The brothers grew up traveling through America with their Pentecostal, evangelist father until he left preaching behind and divorced his wife […]

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

As the rain falls from the Boston sky, let’s take a look back at this week in music history and hope for the sun! On August 8th, 1969 an icon that has last decades was created.  On this day photographer Iain McMillan took photos of the Beatles as they crossed Abbey Road.  A police officer […]

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