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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from British punk-rockers the Clash to honor the 34th anniversary of their first North American tour! The Sex Pistols may have jump-started the British punk movement, but the Clash had perfected it with their outlaw image, righteous politics and a roots-influenced sound that earned them passionate followings in […]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little […]

New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

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. FRIGHTENED RABBIT: PEDESTRIAN VERSE Scott Hutchison and the guys in Frightened Rabbit have released their fourth full-length album, Pedestrian Verse. The record is […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy frigid, February Friday! Month of unnecessary candy consumption, awkward conversation hearts and…uh, love. Right. That. Well, if there’s something I love, it’s music and to start off your February here is today’s weekly fix of music history. In 1964 the epitome of sanity, Indiana Governor Welsh, decided that The Kingsmen’s hit […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Beatles, one of the most (if not the most) beloved and influential bands of all time, to honor the anniversary of their famous final rooftop concert! Forty-four years ago, on January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave a surprise concert on the roof of their Apple Records […]

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Tonight, Club Passim – January 30–  Ryan Montbleau A Peabody native and WERS favorite, Ryan Montbleau is the perfect blend of folk and edge who never forgets his roots. Between his solo work and with the Ryan Montbleau band, he’s racked up eight albums since 2002, and is currently touring in support of 2012’s For Higher in the […]

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. KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: FEELING MORTAL Singer and actor, Kris Kristofferson returned with his first album in four years, Feeling Mortal. Don Was, of the […]

Artist of the Week: fun.

Artist of the Week: fun.

This week WERS is featuring New York City natives fun. as our honorary Artist of the Week. This American indie rock band comprised of members of The Format, Anathallo, and Steel Train blew up in 2012. The trio – Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff release a debut album together as fun. in 2009 […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy freezing, frigid, frosty Friday. I may literally turn into snowman sometime soon, but to get you through the steadily dropping temperatures here is today’s music history fix. On this day in 1971, Charles Manson and three female members of his “family” (creepy) were found guilty of seven counts of murder in the first […]

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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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