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Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

Phoenix New Music Video

Phoenix New Music Video

A couple of weeks ago Phoenix released a song titled “Entertainment” which is the first single off of their upcoming album Bankrupt! A few days ago Phoenix released a music video for this newly released song. The video was directed by Patrick Daughters who most notably did “1234” by Feist and has also worked with […]

Steve Reich Premier

Steve Reich Premier

Its very inspiring to see two musicians, who exist in two different realms of music, come together and inspire each other. Steve Reich, the minimalist composer of Music for 18 Musicians (along many other fabulous compositions), announced early last year that he was going to premiere a piece of music titled “Radio Rewrite”. According to […]

“In Time” by The Mavericks

“In Time” by The Mavericks

Ever since 1989, The Mavericks have been wooing the Western Hemisphere with their country Cuban sound – and despite an eight year hiatus – their new album In Time, released February 26th by Valory Music, proves no less successful. Although the reason for the band’s 2003 breakup is rather ambiguous, their website explains that during […]

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

50 years after playing their first show and releasing their first album, The Rolling Stones are set to tour again this summer. Recently, according to numerous music news sites (Rolling Stone, NME, Billboard, etc.) a “concert business source” has confirmed that the Stones plan to play 18 concerts in North America this year. In addition, […]

Taylor Swift In Vanity Fair

Taylor Swift In Vanity Fair

It’s safe to say Taylor Swift’s appetite for attention is insatiable and this week’s stunt further proves that statement. In the April issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift inferred that both Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are going to hell for making comments regarding Swift’s love life at the Golden Globes. Throughout the award show, […]

25th Anniversary of R.E.M.’s Green

25th Anniversary of R.E.M.’s Green

R.E.M. announced through their website this past Tuesday that they’ll be re-releasing their 1988 album, Green, as a deluxe edition on May 14th. Released twenty five years ago on Warner Bros. Records, the album was the bands major label breakthrough featuring the hits “Orange Crush,” “Stand,” “Pop Song 89,” and “Get Up.” The original album […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing songs from the Who’s Tommy to mark the anniversary of “Pinball Wizard’s” debut in the U.K. Primarily the brain child of guitarist Pete Townshend, the Who’s Tommy was perhaps the first grand rock-opera ever recorded. Tommy is a double-album about an abused and handicapped child who eventually […]

Concert Watch: March 7th-9th

Concert Watch: March 7th-9th

Hey, concert-goers! Finally recovered from the massive heart attack the Newport and Boston Calling lineups gave you? Cool! We’ve still got a few more weeks of winter to plow through (groundhogs are inaccurate meteorologists), so here’s a few great shows to keep you sane in the meantime. Thursday, March 7th: Animal Collective at House of […]

Morrisey Switches 1989 Album Cover

Morrisey Switches 1989 Album Cover

Last month, Morrisey announced that a reissue of the 1989 single, ‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’ and the 1991 album, Kill Uncle will be released on April 8th. With hopes in creating something truly special Morrisey had an unseen picture of himself and David Bowie taken in 1992 in New York City, in […]

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