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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

The day is young and the fall is fresh so what better time for your weekly music history update! On this particular day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his spiced-up version of the Bob Dylan track “All Along the Watchtower”. Dylan reportedly liked the revamp of his acoustic track. But who wouldn’t, c’mon, it’s Hendrix. This fall Dylan […]

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Leonard Cohen to celebrate his 78th birthday, which is this Friday. Lou Reed, when inducting Leonard Cohen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, described him as part of the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”  It would be hard to argue with […]

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

The sun never goes down on the Boston music scene even when it’s pouring, so be sure to catch these great Boston area shows this weekend! Thursday,  September 20th BOSTON BEYOND BORDERS (featuring Paula Cole, Bob Bradshaw, Susan Cattaneo, Melissa Ferrick) at Red Star Union – Hosted by John Laurenti, this musical showcase spotlights the musical […]

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. Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky - New England natives, Dinosaur Jr. are back with their tenth studio album, I Bet On Sky. The […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

What’s interesting about a Friday morning in early September? Your weekly fix of music history, that’s what. Twenty-eight years ago in 1984, MTV introduced their now annual award show, the MTV Video Music Awards. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd, one of the original cast members of SNL, co-hosted the show. This original broadcast of the […]

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and […]

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 14th-September 16th, 2012 Friday, September 14th BLOC PARTY, CEREMONY—HOUSE OF BLUES Bloc Party, the British Indie-Rock band take the stage at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street on Friday, September 14th. They are currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Four, which dropped on August 20th. Ceremony will be performing […]

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. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers’ last record, I And Love And You, was their well-deserved breakout moment, bringing their joyous […]

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Every week, WERS picks one artist to highlight as our Artist of The Week, and this week we have chosen the Belfast, Northern Ireland-born singer-songwriter, Van Morrison. Morrison will be releasing his 34th studio record, Born To Sing: No Plan B, on October 2nd. Morrison got his musical start when he joined the band Them. Them had several […]

Watch New David Byrne & St. Vincent Video

Nothing beats collaborations. When you combine the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and WERS favorite St. Vincent, you get an album that’s hard to explain (other than that there are plenty of horns in the songs). The two just released the video for their single “Who” off of their record Love This Giant.  Explaining the meaning […]

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