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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 […]

Concert Watch: July 31st-August 1st

Concert Watch: July 31st-August 1st

Hello, concert-goers! Even as the summer begins to cool, that doesn’t scare wonderful music away from the city that sometimes (almost always) sleeps after 2AM, or earlier if you’re trying to catch the T. I mean, you could pay for a cab, but really? What dive bar is worth it? Take it from me and save your pennies […]

Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Collaborations In Works

Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Collaborations In Works

Back in 1983, the King of Pop and one of the most legendary rock and roll frontmen, Freddie Mercury, recorded three songs together in Michael Jackson’s home studio. Unfortunately, the two had a falling out and the tracks have been unreleased since then. In Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, Mercury is quoted saying, […]

New Releases Tuesday: July 30

New Releases Tuesday: July 30

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. ALELA DIANE, ABOUT FAREWELL About Farewell is the fifth album from Portland-based singer and songwriter Alela Diane. This album is more stripped down […]

The Civil Wars Will Release New Album

The Civil Wars Will Release New Album

It seemed like things were going swimmingly for country duo The Civil Wars—skyrocketing to fame, winning three Grammys, collaborating with the likes of Taylor Swift—and all coming from their debut album, Barton Hallow. The critically-acclaimed release, which featured the Southern rock stylings of guitarist/vocalist John Paul White and the aching, impressive vocals of Californian Joy […]

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