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Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of U2 to celebrate the 52nd birthday of their guitarist The Edge! David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, was born in 1961 in London, England. Edge was raised in Ireland and attended the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is here […]

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

So ya’ll might of heard of these guys. They dress up like robots and they’ve been making super popular dance music for a while. Whether or not you like their heavily indebted to the 70s album, Random Access Memories, you can’t deny that they’re kind of a big deal. But before all the soft rock […]

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Greetings, concertgoers! This week brings not only nice weather and good vibes (shut up, I can be a hippie this once), but yet another terrific festival to the New England scene. From Outside the Box to Boston Calling to Summer Arts Weekends, the volume of large-scale musical events in Boston are growing with each passing […]

MGMT Share New Music Video

MGMT Share New Music Video

MGMT have been relatively missing in action since frontman Andrew VanWyngarden announced he had about five songs written and they had begun recording in January of 2012. The band has been sporadically playing shows through out the US since then. Their song “Alien Days” was released this past April 20th and their self-titled album is […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 6

New Releases Tuesday: August 6

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. THE CIVIL WARS, THE CIVIL WARS In November, The Civil Wars announced that they were splitting up as a band due to “internal […]

Music Experiment 2.0 Hosting Free Disclosure Show

Music Experiment 2.0 Hosting Free Disclosure Show

There’s a new social media presence taking over the US, and they’re doing it in secret. Music Experiment 2.0 is a themed, social-media powered music series that connects passionate fans with their favorite emerging artists. Boston is the second leg of “The Music Experiment,” which launched in New York last month with Empire of the Sun headlining. Tickets […]

Death Grips Don’t Show at Lollapalooza

Death Grips Don’t Show at Lollapalooza

Most bands would kill for a spot at a major music festival, particularly the Chicago-based Lollapalooza. It has been a staple of the summer music fest scene for years; the festival brings over 160,000 fans during its three day run and boasts a diverse assortment of musicians. Still, there was one band who just didn’t […]

Artist of the Week: The Civil Wars

Artist of the Week: The Civil Wars

This week WERS is featuring folk duo The Civil Wars as our Artist of the Week! Joy Williams and John Paul White began writing music together as The Civil Wars after meeting at a Nashville songwriting session in 2008. The name signifies Williams and White’s very different backgrounds and how they often argued with each […]

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Guy

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Guy

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set from blues guitar legend Buddy Guy in honor of his 77th birthday and his newly released album Rhythm & Blues. Buddy Guy was born and raised in Lettsworth, Louisiana and began learning how to play guitar at a very early age. He began learning on […]

Stream the New Pond Album, by Tame Impala Members

Stream the New Pond Album, by Tame Impala Members

While members of the Australian band Pond may be best known as members of Tame Impala (current Tame Impala keys man Jay Watson, ex-Tame Impala bassist Nick “Paisley” Allbrook, current Tame Impala bassist Cam Avery, and ex-Pond drummer and current Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker), they have forged their own brand of off-the-wall psychedelia, fuzz […]

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