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Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

WERS is featuring eight-piece, California-based collective The Mowgli’s as our Artist of the Week! Named after a character from The Jungle Book, The Mowgli’s are a band whose consistently dense harmonies and collaborative songwriting process demonstrate an intense belief in community, unity, and universal love. Their belief in the unifying power of music is so strong that, […]

New Pixies Song, “Bagboy”

New Pixies Song, “Bagboy”

Following news that Kim Deal left the Pixies, it seems the band is ready to move forward with new music. This morning saw the release of a new song called “Bagboy” as well as an accompanying video (which you can watch here) directed by Lamar + Nik. “Bagboy” was recorded last October and apparently does […]

This Week In Music History: June 23rd-29th

This Week In Music History: June 23rd-29th

Time for another look back into this week in music history! This is a historic week for Hyde Park…the one in London, not Boston.  June 29th, 1968 marks the first free concert to be held in the park.  The show featured Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Roy Harper.  This also coincided with the […]

Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

Throwback Thursday: Mavis Staples

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Mavis Staples in honor of her new album, One True Vine. Mavis Staples was born July 10, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her music career with her family group, The Staple Singers, in 1950. The Staple Singers consisted of Mavis, her […]

Concert Watch: June 26th-30th

Concert Watch: June 26th-30th

Happy Wednesday, concert lovers! Whether you’re swept up in the heat wave or a wave of controversial politics, there’s no better way to unwind than with a good, old-fashioned awkward dance in a club that’s too dark for anyone to criticize. Here’s this week’s lineup! Friday, June 28th - Fitz & the Tantrums @ Paradise Rock Club […]

New Releases Tuesday: June 25th

New Releases Tuesday: June 25th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week BOOKER T. JONES, SOUND THE ALARM This is the 10th album for four-time Grammy Award winner Booker T. Jones. Sound The Alarm showcases […]

Arcade Fire Announce New Album Release Date

Arcade Fire Announce New Album Release Date

Fans of Arcade Fire, rejoice! The long awaited follow-up to 2010’s The Suburbs is finally tangible. Amidst months of shadowy rumors and speculation about the band’s latest recordings, some major, concrete news has emerged: the official release date for the next album is September 9th, 2013. The new release falls a little over the three […]

Artist of the Week: The Boxer Rebellion

Artist of the Week: The Boxer Rebellion

WERS is featuring international Alternative-Rock group The Boxer Rebellion as our Artist of the Week! Not to be confused with the 19th century Chinese uprising, the Boxer Rebellion formed in 2002 when frontman Nathan Nicholson, an American student in England at the time, met Australian guitarist Todd Howe and Englishmen Piers Hewitt and Adam Harrison. […]

This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

It’s Friday! That means so many beautiful things for so many people, but it also means that it’s time to take a look back at music history. Born on this day in 1944 is Kinks singer and songwriter Ray Davies.  Davies was born the seventh of eight children in North London, England.  His only younger […]

Throwback Thursday: Fleetwood Mac

Throwback Thursday: Fleetwood Mac

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Fleetwood Mac in honor of their upcoming performance at the Comcast Center in Mansfield tomorrow, June 21st. Fleetwood Mac are a British rock group formed around 1967 in London. Over the years the band has gone through so many line-up changes that […]

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