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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Spring is almost upon us, listeners, and what better way to thaw yourself out than with a little crash course education? There’s plenty of music history to go around this week, so let’s get down to it. It’s another year older, another year wiser for a number of male musical powerhouses this week. Celebrating a […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from punk anomaly Lou Reed, who will turn 71 years old this Saturday! Throughout his career Lou Reed has weaved through many different styles of punk, experimental and avant-garde. He established himself as a rock visionary as the leader of the Velvet Underground and continued […]

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. JOHNNY MARR, THE MESSENGER Johnny Marr, best known as the guitarist of The Smiths, has released his first entirely solo album, The Messenger. […]

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

This week WERS is featuring The Postal Service as our Artist of the Week.  The band was formed when Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) lent some vocals to Jimmy Tamborello’s (AKA Dntel) album Life Is Full of Possibilities.  This led to them making an EP of remixes which in turn led them to the decision […]

Throwback Thursday: Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison

Throwback Thursday: Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from Talking Heads to celebrate the 64th birthday of their keyboardist Jerry Harrison. Before he found fame as a member of Talking Heads, Jerry Harrison made his first splash as a member of the short lived yet highly influential punk band The Modern Lovers. This Boston […]

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. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: PUSH THE SKY AWAY Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have released their fifteenth studio album, Push […]

Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Reykjavik Calling 2013

Reykjavik Calling 2013

The best bands of Iceland meet the best of Boston, March 9th at the Paradise

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of love songs from Aretha Franklin to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the 46th anniversary of her recording of “Respect.” “Respect” was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, but it’s very easy to forget that when you consider the impact Aretha Franklin […]

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