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David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne and St. Vincent have shared the second song to their collaborative album, Love This Giant. The song is titled “Weekend In The Dust” and will be one of twelve tracks. When the two broke the news of their dream collaboration, they granted fans with “Who” which was immediately overwhelmed with all of the […]

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin is a legend in her own right, and has certainly been busy in the past few years. Between her Grammy-winning solo album Downtown Church and extensive side endeavors (most significantly her “Band of Joy” project with Robert Plant), Griffin was excited and relieved to announce that she would be bringing things “back to […]

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. Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions Vol 2 – English soul singer Joss Stone is back with her sixth solo record. The album is […]

The Boss is Coming to Boston & Expands Summer Tour

The Boss is Coming to Boston & Expands Summer Tour

The classics are making a comeback in Beantown in 2012. Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going to be playing the TD Bank North Garden November 26th, but there is even more anticipation for a touring true blooded American. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are going to be playing to back-to-back shows at […]

Artist Of The Week: The Head and the Heart

Artist Of The Week: The Head and the Heart

Every week, WERS highlights an artist we love in our Artist of the Week series. This week we have picked Seattle-based The Head and the Heart! After their fantastic live set at WERS last week, as well as an amazing performance at the Newport Folk Festival, we can’t stop listening. The Head and the Heart have achieved […]

Passion Pit Cancel More Shows

Passion Pit Cancel More Shows

About two weeks ago, Passion Pit announced that they would be canceling the shows leading up to their performance at Lollapalooza. On the band’s website, frontman Michael Angelakos posted this: On behalf of the band and myself, I would like to greatly apologize for the show cancelations. In order for me to ensure that there […]

Newport Folk Festival: Exclusive Dawes Interview

Newport Folk Festival: Exclusive Dawes Interview

It’s Saturday at Newport Folk Festival and who better to chat with than with the WERS favorite Dawes? I sat down for an exclusive interview with Griffin Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith, Tay Strathairn, Wylie Gelber and before they hit the main stage this afternoon to hear about their thoughts on Newport, how they perform, and their growing fame. Nina: What’s it […]

Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

That’s right, the folk innovator was herself once a newcomer to the burgeoning scene, and of all venues, at the legendary Newport Folk Festival – the same one we’re bringing news from this weekend. Forty-five years ago this month, she walked on to a less than welcoming audience there, only to leave them mesmerized by […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday and TGIF! And an interesting one for music history per usual, of course. On July 27, 1979 in Scottsdale, Arizona, an Indian art store owned by shock rocker Alice Cooper was firebombed, resulting in $200,000 worth of destruction to the shop. Cooper, unsurprisingly, had been making some negative remarks regarding disco music (who could blame […]

Throwback Thursday: Queen

Throwback Thursday: Queen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Roger Taylor’s birthday with a set of Queen songs. In early 1970, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of the band Smile were encouraged by a 24 year old Farrokh Bulsara to change their name to “Queen” following the departure of their bassist, Tim Staffell.  Bulsara […]

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