Home » Archives by category » Music News (Page 42)

Throwback Thursday: Warren Zevon

Throwback Thursday: Warren Zevon

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from folk-rock legend Warren Zevon, who would have turned 66 years old today! Born in Chicago, Illinois, Warren Zevon’s love of music began with an early fascination of classical music when he became acquainted with Robert Craft and Igor Stravinsky. At age 16, shortly after his parents’ […]

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

We get it, concertgoers. It’s hot, then it’s cold, then the T is shut down five minutes before you need to be at work and life has hit its all-time low. But your depression-numbed brain has forgotten about something, friends, and we’d be insulted if you weren’t all so cute. It’s the healing power of […]

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. RA RA RIOT: BETA LOVE American indie rock group Ra Ra Riot released their third full-length album today entitled Beta Love. The Syracuse, […]

Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara are this week’s Artist of the Week here at WERS. Hailing from Calgary, the duo is comprised of identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. Both sisters play guitar, keyboards, sing, and write the music together. Tegan and Sara began writing music together at age 15 when they […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday! The temperatures seem to be steadily plummeting but don’t let that get you down. Here’s your weekly fix of music history madness. First off today commemorates a particular day of anarchy in the U.K. when in 1978 the Sex Pistols concluded their U.S. tour and their career. Rotten had become increasingly frustrated with […]

Throwback Thursday: Steve Earle

Throwback Thursday: Steve Earle

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from roots rocker Steve Earle in honor of his 58th birthday! Born in Virginia and raised in Texas, Steve Earle began playing guitar at age 11 and has straddled the line between rock and country ever since. His 1986 debut album Guitar Town had attracted fans of both genres, topping […]

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Happy Wednesday, concert-goers! Whether you’re starting out a new job, a new year, or a new semester, nothing hits the spot at the end of a long day quite like live music. As per usual, we’re here to help! Here’s the rundown of the amazing shows the Boston area has to look forward to in the coming week: […]

Artist of the Week: G. Love & Special Sauce

Artist of the Week: G. Love & Special Sauce

This week WERS is featuring Philadelphia native hip-hop band G. Love & Special Sauce as our Artist of the Week. The group formed when frontman Garrett Dutton (known as G. Love) was performing in a Boston bar. It was there where he met band mate Jeffrey Clemens. The two began working as a duo and […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy Friday! What better way to close out the week than with some music Back on this day in 1969, Jim Morrison and a pal were living it up on a jet on their way to Phoenix to catch The Rolling Stones in concert. During the flight, however, Morrison did a little […]

Throwback Thursday: Shawn Colvin

Throwback Thursday: Shawn Colvin

This week for Throwback Thursday, we are featuring folk rocker Shawn Colvin. Colvin is an American singer-songwriter who you might recognize from her hit “All Fall Down” that regularly graces the WERS airwaves. She is best well known for her 1997 single “Sunny Came Home” that landed her not only a Grammy Award nomination – […]

Emerson College

WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

CONNECT WITH US