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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 […]

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. PHOENIX, BANKRUPT! Phoenix, the French rock band who hail from Versailles, have released their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!. Philippe Zdar, one half of […]

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful,” sensuous singer Lana Del Rey sings in her brand new track, “Young & Beautiful”. The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby will include the lush Lana Del Rey ballad as the first single from the compilation. In recent weeks, […]

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix has been having an amazing year in 2013. The French band is about to release their fifth studio album Bankrupt! on April 23 after releasing the extremely popular single off of the album “Entertainment.” Phoenix has also been making the rounds on the festival circuit including an amazing performance at Coachella last week. Phoenix […]

Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

This week, WERS is featuring Jake Bugg as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Robin Hood’s hometown of Nottingham, this English singer-songwriter’s young career seems to be taking off of late.  He started playing guitar at age 12 after an introduction from his uncle and by age 16 (he’s only 19 now) he had […]

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

If you haven’t heard it by now, stop reading this and listen to the new Daft Punk single “Get Lucky.” In it, the robots team up with the talented producer Pharrell (who sings on the track) and the legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers. The track’s groove harkens back to the funky sound of the 70’s while […]

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