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This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good morning and happy belated New Year. 2013 is upon us at long last and seemingly much too fast. Here’s your weekly music history fix for your morning. Today, back in 1976, Mal Evans, a close friend of the Beatles and a former bodyguard and roadie for the group was shot to death by the […]

Throwback Thursday: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Throwback Thursday: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

This week on Throwback Thursday, we’re reflecting on one of rock history’s most successful supergroups—Crosby, Stills, and Nash! David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills formed in 1968 after playing with international acts like The Hollies (Nash), Buffalo Springfield (Stills), and The Byrds (Crosby) and soon became famous for their folky harmonies with a rock edge, rivaled […]

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Artist of the Week: Deer Tick

Combining folk, blues, and country, Deer Tick surfaced in 2004 in Providence, Rhode Island. At this time, the alternative country band was still developing as a solo project of guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley. McCauley remained the band’s only official member for the first three years of its existence until, in 2007, he was joined […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good morning! Hope the holidays have treated you well and that you’re looking forward to the impending New Year. Since the world didn’t end, we’ll be going about business as per usual, so here’s your weekly fix of music history for this Friday. On this day back in 1983, Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys […]

Throwback Thursday: Annie Lennox

Throwback Thursday: Annie Lennox

This week for Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Annie Lennox, whose birthday was this Christmas. Annie Lennox is in pretty successful company as a Christmas baby – Sir Isaac Newton, Rod Serling, Jimmy Buffett, and Humphrey Bogart are among some of the more notable people to share that birthday.  Out of all of […]

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

A pop driven, chorus chanting, synthesized foursome, Walk the Moon is the biggest thing to come out of Ohio in 2012 other than steel and agriculture. Originally forming in 2008 and taking their name from the Police song “Walking on the Moon” the band did not officially come together with its current members until 2010. Still […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning. Happy End of the World! Somehow I’m magically still here and that means that the day must go on. Here’s your music history fix for the Final Friday. In 1970 in his zealous quest to become an honorary agent for the DEA and do his part in the war on drugs, Elvis was […]

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Gearing up for the holiday season?  Why not kick back with some live music before the it takes over your life for a while? Friday, December 21st TIM GEARAN—ATWOOD’S TAVERN On Friday, December 21st, folk, blues and Americana singer Tim Gearan will be performing at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The Somerville resident describes himself […]

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. BLINK 182: DOGS EATING DOGS Only the second EP from the band, this is their first self-released recording since their split with their […]

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

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