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Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

With growing anticipation of a new album, Havoc and Bright Lights, due out August 28th, Alanis Morissette previewed some of the songs for a special, lucky crowd of a few hundred people on Monday night, according to Rolling Stone. Morissette started recording the album last October, and the first single, “Guardian”, was released this past […]

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 24-26, 2012 Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS, TIM MCGRAW, KENNY CHESNEY—GILLETTE STADIUM On both Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be performing at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. They are currently touring to promote their new record, […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Ariel Pink, Mature Themes – Ariel Pink is, without a doubt, one of the strangest songwriters currently working. He recorded alone for years, singing into a cassette recorder in his basement, before being discovered by Animal Collective and signed to their label in 2004. His 2010 release “Before Today” was his breakthrough, with pop melodies […]

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

This week’s WERS Artist Of The Week is the North Carolina based folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers, who are set to release a brand new album, The Carpenter, on September 11, 2012. The earliest incarnation of the The Avett Brothers was a band called Nemo, which was formed by brothers Seth and Scott Avett back […]

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

While popular and financially successful, Lana Del Rey is far from universally acclaimed. The singer has often been criticized for her weak live singing but has already made the next move in becoming an icon, modeling for the H&M Fall line. Modeling seems like a natural move for Lana considering the inspiration she takes from […]

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

In conjunction with the recent release of their album Swing Lo Magellan, which (if you haven’t listened yet) is phenomenal, Dirty Projectors are releasing a short film titled Hi Custodian. According to Pitchfork, who is promoting the release, this is the gist of what the film will be: Hi Custodian was filmed over the course of […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean it’s time to start singing the blues. Unless of course ‘the blues’ refers to the color blue, the shade of indigo to be more specific. On this day August 17th in 1989, the Indigo Girls’ self-titled debut album featuring the hit “Closer To Fine” reigned supreme as a Top 30 […]

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Thursday at 5 PM WERS brings you Throwback Thursday. This week we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen in honor of his recent performances in the Boston area. The Boss and The E Street Band played to sold-out crowds at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will be playing again at Gillette […]

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ever since Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For Cutie broke out in 1997, it seems he’s always busy doing something. The latest news coming from the Death Cab frontman is of a tour in support of his first solo full-length album, Former Lives. The album is due out October 16 through Barsuk Records. Gibbard will […]

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. Purity Ring, Shrines – Take the recent dubstep craze, turn the volume down about ten pegs, add glitchy drums and some tinkling melodies, and layer […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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