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New Strokes Video Released

New Strokes Video Released

By now, the music world has heard two new tracks off of The Strokes’ March 26th release Comedown Machine. “One Way Trigger,” the a-Ha’s “Take On Me” inspired track, has led people to think the album will be completely in the same vein. This would be a complete departure from The Strokes original sound and acceptance of frontman Julian […]

Throwback Thursday: The Kinks

Throwback Thursday: The Kinks

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Kinks to honor the 48th anniversary of their third single in a row to become a Top Ten Hot 100 hit and Top 3 UK hit, “Tired of Waiting For You”. The Kinks were at the forefront of the British Beat movement and […]

Concert Watch: March 13th-15th

Concert Watch: March 13th-15th

Ah, Boston in springtime. Great concerts, drunk people tripping over each other whether they’re Irish or not, and the sweet smell of lingering slush. Makes you want to take refuge at the latest killer show, doesn’t it? There’s plenty of greatness going on this week for you, whether your hangover cure is indie rock or […]

Weezer Sets Sail For Second Cruise

Weezer Sets Sail For Second Cruise

Super-fans of the Los Angeles native band, Weezer will be happy to know that the band is setting sail back into the water for their second annual Weezer Cruise. Wait, how can you combine paradise with one of the greatest alternative bands of all time? Well, it’s been two years since Weezer set sail aboard a Carnival cruise […]

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. DAVID BOWIE, THE NEXT DAY David Bowie’s first release in ten years, The Next Day, has finally dropped. Bowie was in the studio […]

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, […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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