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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 […]

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

It’s one of the most popular album covers from the ’60s and is reprinted and reposted nearly everywhere imaginable nowadays. It’s time The Velvet Underground and Nico’s popular self-titled debut from 1967 will be treated to a deluxe reissue to celebrate the record’s 45 anniversary. On October 1st, the album will come out on Universal […]

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: July 27th-July 29th, 2012. Friday, July 27th SUZANNE VEGA—COPLEY SQUARE PARK On Friday, July 27th, folk singer Suzanne Vega will be performing in the great outdoors at Copley Square Park in Copley Square. Expect to hear some new tracks off of her forthcoming album, Close-up Vol. 4, Songs of Family. Saturday, July 28th FRANK […]

New Order Reunites for Autumn Tour

New Order Reunites for Autumn Tour

If you’ve been longing for the return of post-punk, you’ll know that the wait hasn’t been a short one. Pioneers like XTC, Joy Division, and Echo and the Bunnymen haven’t toured this decade at all, but the autumn holds promise for the return of the movement. Just when we couldn’t get any more excited for […]

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. Passion Pit, Gossamer – Passion Pit’s sophomore album doesn’t disappoint. While some songs are as evocative and airy as the album’s name, others are […]

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