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Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor was released on October 29, 2013 and has already debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. In it’s first week, Reflektor sold 140,000 copies. This marks the second number one album for Arcade Fire, following a close second to their album The Suburbs in 2010, which sold 156,000 copies in its first week. […]

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Joni Mitchell in honor of her 71st birthday! Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Her family moved to Saskatchewan and Mitchell was struck with polio. Beating the odds she recovered and began to sing and teach herself to play […]

Concert Watch: November 8-11

Concert Watch: November 8-11

Baseball season is over and Boston came out on top! Wooooo! But with the World Series wrapped up there are still plenty more exciting happenings in Boston, including a couple sold out concerts, so consider yourself lucky if you managed to grab a ticket to any of these: Friday, November 8 – Kate Nash @ […]

Win Kate Nash Tickets!

Win Kate Nash Tickets!

88-9 WERS is proud to debut our new “Boston Sessions” series, this Friday afternoon featuring Kate Nash at the Red Room at Club 939 (located at 939 Boylston St., Boston) at 3:30 PM! “Boston Sessions” is a new interview/ live performance radio and web broadcast show showcasing some of the best talent and most interesting […]

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

Despite releasing an album this year (the falsetto filled, 80s-inspired Comedown Machine), it has been a relatively quiet year for The Strokes. There was no tour behind the album and almost zero press as well. In fact, the most we heard out of any of The Strokes was via Har Mar Superstar’s podcast in which […]

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Earlier today, Arctic Monkeys released the dates and locations of their new and upcoming 2014 US tour. As we speak, the band is in the midst of their European tour and will wrap up the year with a sweep of the west coast. Their 2014 tour visits the east and makes a very special headlining […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Spontaneity, confusion, and innovation appeared to be the theme of Sunday night’s first Youtube Music Awards. The show, directed by Spike Jonze and hosted by Jason Schwartzmann and Reggie Watts, was completely unscripted and unpredictable in nature. The term “live” was taken quite literally; music videos were actually created on the spot, with fan participation […]

Phish Debut New Material

Phish Debut New Material

Phish decided to release new music from their unrecorded new album Wingsuit during their Halloween show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The news came after the doors to the venue opened and fans were handed the traditional “Phishbill.” After examining the set list, speculation among fans ended, as they were now able to […]

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Velvet Underground in memory of Lou Reed. Lewis “Lou” Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and grew up on Long Island. Reed learned how to play guitar and gained an early interest in rock and roll music. Reed attended Syracuse University in […]

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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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