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“Optica” by Shout Out Louds

“Optica” by Shout Out Louds

WERS is celebrating the Shout Out Louds’ ‘Optica’ as our May Album of the Month!

Boston Calling To Return in September

Boston Calling To Return in September

Nearly 20,000 music fans flocked to downtown Boston this weekend, crowding City Hall Plaza for the city’s first (mini) music festival: Boston Calling. The Saturday/Sunday festival featured fun. and The National as the headliners, but the line-up also included Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, and more, with the sets […]

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

WERS is featuring Boston’s own Jesse Dee as our Artist of the Week! Jesse Dee was born in Boston in 1980 and raised in Arlington. He was first drawn to Soul music at the tender age of eight-years-old after hearing singers like Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson on a local oldies radio station. This sparked […]

“Precious Little Things” by Sarah Blacker

“Precious Little Things” by Sarah Blacker

Sarah Blacker has steadily been gaining attention around her home of New England since her debut album, The Only Way Out Is Through, came out in 2009. Recently, she was named Female Performer of the Year in the New England Music Awards and has toured with big names like Rusted Root, Sara Bareilles, and Jason […]

Arctic Monkeys Live Return

Arctic Monkeys Live Return

English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys returned to live performances with their first show of 2013 on Wednesday night. With their last gig being a short but energetic appearance at the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony last summer, the group played to a sold out crowd at Colorado’s Majestic Ventura Theatre. The band announced several […]

Portugal. The Man Live In Studio

Portugal. The Man stopped by the WERS studios for an exclusive live set before their weekend at the first Boston Calling festival this weekend. The Alaskan quintet is eagerly anticipating the release of their seventh full length album, Evil Friends, due out June 4th. The American rock band, fronted by John Gourley, was sparked by […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Fun facts galore on this less-than-sunny Friday in Boston!  Music history is made every week in this city, but now let’s takes a look back and revisit our roots. On this day in 1968 the Rolling Stones released their song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”  Though released as a single, be sure that the track has made […]

Throwback Thursday: The Doors

Throwback Thursday: The Doors

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is featuring The Doors in memory of Ray Manzarek. The famed keyboardist and founding Doors member unfortunately passed away this week at age 74. Los Angeles based psychedelic rockers, The Doors, are known today as one of the most iconic rock bands of the 60s and 70s. The Doors formed in […]

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Hey listeners! The weather is fine and the music scene this week is even finer, so let’s get right down to it. Tonight, May 22nd: Yeasayer at The Sinclair Brooklyn psych-poppers hit this relatively new venue tonight as they continue to promote 2012’s wonderful album The Fragrant World with the Converse Rubber Tracks tour in Cambridge. If […]

Explosions In The Sky Score A Film

Explosions In The Sky Score A Film

Prince Avalanche is a remake of the Icelandic movie, Either Way, about two men who spend a summer away from civilization by painting traffic lines on a highway in Texas. The newest film, from David Gordon Green, stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, as Rudd’s looney brother-in-law. Post-rock geniuses, Explosions in the Sky have teamed […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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