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Concert Watch: May 15th-17th

Concert Watch: May 15th-17th

Happy Wednesday, concert-goers! Whether you’re passing through town for a graduation or two or are a permanent resident of the Boston scene, this week promises a bunch of terrific shows from new and established artists hoping to win you over with new material. Shall we take a look? Tonight, May 15 – Vampire Weekend @ […]

Artist of the Week: The Wild Feathers

Artist of the Week: The Wild Feathers

WERS is featuring The Wild Feathers as our Artist of the Week! The Wild Feathers are a brand new band breaking onto the scene.  Composed of Ricky Young, Taylor Burns, Joel King, Ben Jarvis, and Preston Wimberly, The Wild Feathers are quickly growing in popularity with folk and AAA fans.  The band was formed approximately […]

Austin City Limits 2013

Austin City Limits 2013

Austin’s yearly Austin City Limits festival recently announced its lineup and it is absolutely bursting with tons of incredible bands. After the past couple of years proved to be quick sell-outs, C3 (the Austin based booking agency behind Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza) decided to expand the festival over two weekends, in the same vein […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s the end of another week here at WERS, and time to take a look back at what history has been made on this day in the past. May 10th marks the birth of two music legends, John Ritchie in 1957and Paul Hewson in 1960. Never heard of them? Well, they grew up to be […]

Throwback Thursday: Peter Gabriel

Throwback Thursday: Peter Gabriel

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, WERS is celebrating Peter Gabriel in honor of the 27th anniversary of his hit album So. English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel is most well known as the lead singer and flutist for progressive rock legend – Genesis. Gabriel was one of Genesis’ founding members back in 1967 with a few of […]

Bright Eyes Sees Hit 2005 Album Go Gold

Bright Eyes Sees Hit 2005 Album Go Gold

The RIAA has announce that Bright Eyes’ 2005 I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning has gone gold. Selling 500,000 units, the classic album is the first gold album for Saddle Creek Records. Robb Nansel of Saddle Creek explained their humble thoughts in a statement on their site, much of it trying to find the overall meaning […]

Concert Watch: May 8th-10th

Concert Watch: May 8th-10th

Good morning, concert goers! As the summer approaches, the concert schedule at local venues begins to heat up—here’s the impressive lineup for this week alone! Tonight, May 8th – Capital Cities @ Paradise The Los Angeles internet success story bursts onto the Boston scene with their alt-dance sound after the success of rising single “Safe […]

Artist of the Week: Boy

Artist of the Week: Boy

WERS is featuring Boy as our Artist of the Week! Don’t let the name fool you. Boy is actually a female duo featuring Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, who met each other while taking a pop-music class at Hamburg in 2005. Because they had each had other musical projects going on […]

New Material From Boards of Canada

New Material From Boards of Canada

Best known for their cult, ambient classic, Music Has The Right To Children, Boards of Canada have teetered on the brink of un-existence since The Campfire Headphase, their last full-length release in 2005. The duo, made up of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, formed in 1986 and released their first EP, Catalog 3, in the summer […]

Big Names To Play One Fund Benefit

Big Names To Play One Fund Benefit

In tough times, music is something that everyone can rally around and relate to. Following the emotional second half of April, Bostonians need (and deserve) an event to bring them together and share the communal happiness that music brings. Yesterday the president of Live Nation New England, Don Law, announced “Boston Strong: An Evening of […]

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