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“In Time” by The Mavericks

“In Time” by The Mavericks

Ever since 1989, The Mavericks have been wooing the Western Hemisphere with their country Cuban sound – and despite an eight year hiatus – their new album In Time, released February 26th by Valory Music, proves no less successful. Although the reason for the band’s 2003 breakup is rather ambiguous, their website explains that during […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing songs from the Who’s Tommy to mark the anniversary of “Pinball Wizard’s” debut in the U.K. Primarily the brain child of guitarist Pete Townshend, the Who’s Tommy was perhaps the first grand rock-opera ever recorded. Tommy is a double-album about an abused and handicapped child who eventually […]

Concert Watch: March 7th-9th

Concert Watch: March 7th-9th

Hey, concert-goers! Finally recovered from the massive heart attack the Newport and Boston Calling lineups gave you? Cool! We’ve still got a few more weeks of winter to plow through (groundhogs are inaccurate meteorologists), so here’s a few great shows to keep you sane in the meantime. Thursday, March 7th: Animal Collective at House of […]

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 […]

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