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Sigur Rós Previews New Music

Sigur Rós Previews New Music

Fans of the wildly-popular Icelandic band Sigur Rós will be pleased to hear that there is more wondrous new music on the way.  Sigur Rós has already announced that their newest album, Kveikur, is scheduled to be released mid-June and have shared two songs from the upcoming album on their website (“Brennisteinn” and “Isjaki”).  Two [...]

Artist of the Week: Boy

Artist of the Week: Boy

WERS is featuring Boy as our Artist of the Week! Don’t let the name fool you. Boy is actually a female duo featuring Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, who met each other while taking a pop-music class at Hamburg in 2005. Because they had each had other musical projects going on [...]

New Material From Boards of Canada

New Material From Boards of Canada

Best known for their cult, ambient classic, Music Has The Right To Children, Boards of Canada have teetered on the brink of un-existence since The Campfire Headphase, their last full-length release in 2005. The duo, made up of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, formed in 1986 and released their first EP, Catalog 3, in the summer [...]

Big Names To Play One Fund Benefit

Big Names To Play One Fund Benefit

In tough times, music is something that everyone can rally around and relate to. Following the emotional second half of April, Bostonians need (and deserve) an event to bring them together and share the communal happiness that music brings. Yesterday the president of Live Nation New England, Don Law, announced “Boston Strong: An Evening of [...]

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite For Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite For Tour

After a hiatus of almost 15 years, Neutral Milk Hotel has reunited for a long awaited comeback tour. One of the most critically acclaimed and beloved bands of indie rock history, Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded in 1999 for personal issues. The band only released two albums in the duration of their existence, which includes On [...]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Iggy and The Stooges to commemorate the release of their latest album Ready To Die. Iggy and The Stooges are an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan first emerging in 1967. The band had poor commercial success at first, but soon gained a [...]

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

There’s a new way to see your favorite artists without spending a dime (no, not by sneaking in the back door)! The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, an organization dedicated to the end of extreme poverty, allows concertgoers to win tickets through social activism. Huge acts like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Brandi [...]

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Good afternoon, concert-goers! This week’s lineup is almost as good as the weather we’ve been having, so let’s get down to it so you can start snapping up your tickets! Friday May 3rd- He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ The Middle East This up-and-coming L.A. band is on the verge of widespread notoriety after [...]

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. Akron/Family, Sub Verses This is the seventh full studio album from the folk rock experimental trio, Akron/Family. The album was produced by Randall Dunn. [...]

On the Verge: Nico Rivers

On the Verge: Nico Rivers

Nico Rivers, the self-described one man band and Emerson alumni, stopped by the WERS studios to play, not one, but two songs from his latest EP, To The Bone. A native of Marsh Field, Massachusetts’ shore line, Rivers has slowly built up his own brand of unique, bluesy-inspired folk music. A few years ago, Rivers [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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