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The Gaslight Anthem Release “Handwritten”

The Gaslight Anthem has finally released their fourth LP, Handwritten. NPR got on the boat last week and provided a full live stream of the album, putting fans in a frenzy. The band has just played a couple sold out shows revving them up for all of the hype. Handwritten has been received wildly well […]

Florence Welch Recovers Vocals

Florence Welch Recovers Vocals

About a week ago, fans of Florence and the Machine got the distressing news that Florence Welch sustained a vocal injury and “Wouldn’t be able to sing for a week.” This is especially troublesome given that Florence was just about to embark on a big US and North American tour. Her first official break from […]

Artist Of The Week: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Artist Of The Week: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Every week WERS highlights an artist we love in our Artist Of The Week series. This week we have picked Los Angeles, California based group Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros who have recently released a brand new album, Here. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are led by Alex Ebert, who formerly fronted the […]

New Supergroup Divine Fits Announce First Live Shows

New Supergroup Divine Fits Announce First Live Shows

If you haven’t hear of Divine Fits yet, don’t worry. They’re the newest “supergroup” made up of members of Spoon, Wolf Parade/Hansome Furs, and New Bomb Turks – more specifically Britt Daniel (lead singer of Spoon), Dan Boeckner (singer and guitarist for Wolf Parade and guitarist for Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (drummer for New […]

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

Generations new and old can rejoice together over the fact that The Who have just announced the tour we’ve all been waiting for! Their 37-date North American tour, entitled “Quadrophenia and More”, will begin this fall with a stop at Boston’s TD Garden on November 16th. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform […]

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

New Show “Connections” to Join WERS Schedule

If several new songs each week just doesn’t satisfy your craving for new music, then you’re in luck. WERS is adding a brand new show to our weekly lineup that features music from up-and-coming acts like Purity Ring, Yeasayer, King Tuff, City and Colour, Polica, Japandroids, and many more. The show, called “Connections”, is hosted by Nic Harcourt […]

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

This past Friday, Berklee School of Music had the honor of screening the documentary, Under African Skies. This is a touching commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s album Graceland, full of celebration and explanation of such a thoughtful album. Since the school is lucky enough to have Paul Simon as a member of the Board of Trustees, they also […]

WERS music director featured in radio industry publication

WERS music director featured in radio industry publication

Mariel Wade, music director for WERS, was profiled by allaccess.com for her work as Music Director of WERS 88.9 FM, Emerson’s award-winning, student-run radio station. “Whether I’m working on playlists and trying to pick out a song that I feel will fit in nicely with the set, or if I’m listening to new records to […]

WERS 88.9 FM named Boston’s best radio station by The Improper Bostonian

WERS 88.9 FM named Boston’s best radio station by The Improper Bostonian

The cleverest and most eclectic stop on the dial—featuring everything from indie rock to reggae to blues—is a safe haven from Lady Gaga’s and Ke$ha’s overcooked tracks. Since 1949, Emerson College’s radio station has been student-run, making it a revolving door of young talent both in front of and behind the microphone. “So many radio […]

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