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Kings of Leon Announce New Music

Kings of Leon Announce New Music

It’s been nearly five years since Kings of Leon’s fourth full-length release, the explosive Only by the Night that catapulted the band into the spotlight with chart-topping singles such as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody”. The success of that album lead Kings of Leon to headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2009, as well […]

Artist of the Week: Daft Punk

Artist of the Week: Daft Punk

WERS is featuring Dance pioneers Daft Punk as our Artist of the Week! The masked French duo, consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, first began recording as Daft Punk after their previous band, Darlin’, received a negative review in which their music was described as, “a dafty punk trash.” Daft Punk adopted the […]

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

As the week comes to a rainy conclusion, it’s time for This Week In Music History! This day in 1969 marks the debut of British supergroup Blind Faith.  Consisting of Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), and  Ric Grech (Family), Blind Faith was one of the world’s first […]

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is celebrating the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen in honor of the 29th anniversary of the release of his album Born in the USA.  Bruce Springsteen was born in 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey and is still performing and touring today at the age of 63. Springsteen has been […]

Concert Watch: June 5th-June 7th

Concert Watch: June 5th-June 7th

Good morning, music lovers! Now that the heat wave has subsided, we can focus less on the trying not to melt thing and more on the seeing shows that are great thing. Remember that? To help your memory along, a bevy of terrific musicians are hitting Boston this week, so let’s proceed! Tonight, June 5th […]

New Releases Tuesday: June 4

New Releases Tuesday: June 4

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. BEN FOLDS FIVE, BEN FOLDS FIVE LIVE This is the fourth album release for the alternative trio led by pianist and singer, Ben Folds. This […]

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Arts & Crafts is about more than paper maché and rubber stamping; it’s something that has undoubtedly become a staple in the vocabulary of any indie music fan. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Arts & Crafts Productions is a record label founded by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew. Remedios, a former Virgin Records exec, and […]

Artist of the Week: Lissie

Artist of the Week: Lissie

WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Lissie as our Artist of the Week! Born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus to an interior designer and a physician, Lissie had developed an early interest in music that lead her to perform in school theatre productions such as Annie (in which she played the title role). By the time she finished her studies […]

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Laurie Anderson, wife of Lou Reed, the 71 year old founding member of The Velvet Underground, has revealed that Reed is recovering from surgery at a clinic in Cleveland, OH. Reed has had a long history with drugs and alcohol, fueling inspiration for the songs that made The Velvet Underground both famous and tremendously influential, […]

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

Pixies fans rejoice. Currently in works is a coffee table book documenting the Boston-based alternative rock band Pixies. Perhaps one of the most influential bands in indie rock history, Pixies formed in Boston in 1986 and disbanded in 1993. Pixies members went on to focus on their separate careers until reuniting in 2004. The book […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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