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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 […]

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Hello music lovers! Live Music Week may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of great live acts playing in Boston this week: Friday, November 1 – Neko Case @ The Orpheum Theatre The woman or “Man” behind October’s WERS Album of the Month, The Worse Things Get…, wraps up her North American […]

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

Is it Halloween or Christmas? This Tuesday has been jam-packed with fabulous releases,including one of the biggest drops of the year, so let’s dive right in. Arcade Fire, Reflektor This one’s a no-brainer: Arcade Fire only releases an album, historically, every three years, so any release is one to be thrilled about. Reflektor takes a different thematic […]

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

There was no clearer pick for WERS’ Artist of the Week than Arcade Fire– not only was their fourth effort Reflektor released this past Thursday, but their potential as a group poised for the mainstream has never seemed more likely. In 2010, their masterful work on The Suburbs  gained almost universal critical acclaim, but some confusion from […]

Young the Giant’s Second Album

Southern California rock band Young the Giant have a sophomore comeback up their sleeve. Due this January 21st, 2014, Mind Over Matter has enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Paramore, M83), and this time, the quintet’s eclectic collection is exploring a diverse set of sounds. The band knows their 2010 debut will be a tough […]

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour

Kings of Leon have announced a new tour for 2014 supporting their latest album, Mechanical Bull. Gary Clark, Jr. will be supporting them for the first leg of the tour, which begins in Atlanta on February 5th. With the exception of a few dates that will go on November 2nd, tickets will go on sale […]

The Smiths Ranked on 500 Greatest Albums

The Smiths Ranked on 500 Greatest Albums

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Morrissey who put out his autobiography, entitled Autobiography, last week, and has now had one of his albums named Greatest Album of All-time by The New Musical Express (NME). NME is a weekly UK pop/rock music news journal that has been published since 1952. This week they put […]

Arcade Fire Perform as The Reflektors

Arcade Fire Perform as The Reflektors

So I’m a little confused. There’s a band called The Reflektors who look a lot like Arcade Fire. The Reflektors have played a handful of shows, including some secret shows in Montreal and New York, and are scheduled to play shows in Miami and Los Angeles later this month. They have released two tunes so […]

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