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On the Verge: Villagers

On the Verge: Villagers

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This weeks’ artist On The Verge is Villagers! They made their way to the WERS studios all the way from Dublin, Ireland.   Villagers have had an incredible amount of success in their home country. […]

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

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. THE NATIONAL, TROUBLE WILL FIND ME Trouble Will Find Me marks the sixth studio album from the indie rock group hailing from Cincinnati. The […]

Billboard Music Awards 2013

Billboard Music Awards 2013

On Sunday, May 19th, the famous Billboard Music Awards occurred at MGM Grand where they honored musicians across the board in a variety of categories—the biggest winner of last night’s award was Taylor Swift, who (somehow) managed to take home an astounding eleven trophies. Of course, the BMA differs from the Grammy Awards, which is […]

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

WERS is featuring Vampire Weekend as our Artist of the Week! Vampire Weekend first formed in 2006 shortly after frontman Ezra Koenig and drummer Chris Tomson began collaborating together while attending Colummbia University in New York. Two years later the newly formed group made a major splash with their self-titled debut. It displayed strong Afro-Pop […]

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley is a man of soul in more ways than one. Besides having spent decades as a James Brown impersonator–one of the founding fathers of funk–Charles has opened a new chapter in his life, this time using his own name. Bradley has only been seeing his own name on the marquee before he takes […]

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

Italians Do It Better, the label best known for acts such as Glass Candy and Chromatics, has finally released their much anticipated compilation album entitled After Dark 2. Acting as a sequel of some sorts to the first After Dark compilation, the album acts as both an introduction to the many acts that make up […]

!!! Live at The Sinclair

!!! Live at The Sinclair

Short-shorts showing miles of man-thigh, sweat glistening everywhere, and ceaseless hip gyrations: these sound like the ingredients for something seedy—instead they were some of the key aspects of the !!! show at the Sinclair on Thursday night, a concert experience that truly was out of this world. Then again, the unexpected is to be expected […]

New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

Four years since the release of their third studio album, Tonight, Franz Ferdinand announced the release date of their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, August 27th. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the indie alternative band emerged at the peak of the 2000’s post-punk revival. Entering the charts with their debut, self-titled album, Franz […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Happy Friday, listeners! Just as it’s been a beautiful week here in Boston, it’s been a lovely week in the world of music history. Here’s a couple fun facts to get you through yet another gorgeous, sunny weekend (total pain, right?). Today marks the birthday of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and possibly complete […]

WERS Goes to Non Comm 2013!

WERS Goes to Non Comm 2013!

WERS headed to Philadelphia for Non Comm 2013. Take a peek at what we saw

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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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