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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Iggy and The Stooges to commemorate the release of their latest album Ready To Die. Iggy and The Stooges are an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan first emerging in 1967. The band had poor commercial success at first, but soon gained a […]

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

There’s a new way to see your favorite artists without spending a dime (no, not by sneaking in the back door)! The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, an organization dedicated to the end of extreme poverty, allows concertgoers to win tickets through social activism. Huge acts like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Brandi […]

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Good afternoon, concert-goers! This week’s lineup is almost as good as the weather we’ve been having, so let’s get down to it so you can start snapping up your tickets! Friday May 3rd- He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ The Middle East This up-and-coming L.A. band is on the verge of widespread notoriety after […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

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. Akron/Family, Sub Verses This is the seventh full studio album from the folk rock experimental trio, Akron/Family. The album was produced by Randall Dunn. […]

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

It has been two weeks since the Boston marathon bombing and the amazing support from so many Bostonians have helped so many. Benefits and relief efforts have been popping up in the past weeks and have been raising countless dollars to help those who suffered on Marathon Monday. Boston locals, the Dropkick Murphys were on […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Now that the week is wrapping up, let’s take a brief look back in music history… On April 26 in 1980, Blondie hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart with the track “Call Me.” This was the group’s fourth single to hit the No. 1 slot in their long-lived career. “Call Me,” was featured […]

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

In her tragically short life, Amy Winehouse was able to have a huge impact musically and culturally. The story of Winehouse’s twenty-seven years of life will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from director Asif Kapadia. Kapadia is critically acclaimed for his documentary, Senna, about race-car driver Aryton Senna, which won awards at the […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Richie Havens in remembrance of his life and career. Richie Havens was an American folk rock guitarist, songwriter, and activist born in Brooklyn in 1941. Havens left Brooklyn at age 20, released his first two albums for Douglas Records and went on to sign […]

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Greetings, concertgoers! It’s been a powerful week here in Boston, and there’s an equally compelling concert lineup this week to take the edge off. Let’s take a gander at this week’s lineup: Tonight, April 24th: Robyn Hitchcock at the Paradise The prolific guitarist dabbled in a number of bands over his forty years in the […]

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White enjoyed his time as “Record Store Ambassador” this year, delivering copies of Third Man Records releases to various record stores throughout the country and just bringing attention to the world of vinyl records. Back at his own Third Man Records, on Record Store Day, White recorded a cover of Loretta Lynn’s 1970 “Coal […]

Emerson College

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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