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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 […]

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

WERS is featuring Laura Marling as our Artist of the Week! The 23 year old singer-songwriter came out of the London folk scene around the same time as some bands you may have heard of such as Noah and the Whale and some boy band called Mumford and Sons, even doing a stint for a […]

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

It has been two weeks since the Boston marathon bombing and the amazing support from so many Bostonians have helped so many. Benefits and relief efforts have been popping up in the past weeks and have been raising countless dollars to help those who suffered on Marathon Monday. Boston locals, the Dropkick Murphys were on […]

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James is a somewhat odd fellow. Band leader of the almighty indie rock, jam band hybrid My Morning Jacket, James has traversed through many spiritual and musical journeys during his fifteen years with the band. And now, with the release of Regions of Light and Sound of God, James has decided to strike out […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Now that the week is wrapping up, let’s take a brief look back in music history… On April 26 in 1980, Blondie hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart with the track “Call Me.” This was the group’s fourth single to hit the No. 1 slot in their long-lived career. “Call Me,” was featured […]

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

In her tragically short life, Amy Winehouse was able to have a huge impact musically and culturally. The story of Winehouse’s twenty-seven years of life will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from director Asif Kapadia. Kapadia is critically acclaimed for his documentary, Senna, about race-car driver Aryton Senna, which won awards at the […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Richie Havens in remembrance of his life and career. Richie Havens was an American folk rock guitarist, songwriter, and activist born in Brooklyn in 1941. Havens left Brooklyn at age 20, released his first two albums for Douglas Records and went on to sign […]

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Greetings, concertgoers! It’s been a powerful week here in Boston, and there’s an equally compelling concert lineup this week to take the edge off. Let’s take a gander at this week’s lineup: Tonight, April 24th: Robyn Hitchcock at the Paradise The prolific guitarist dabbled in a number of bands over his forty years in the […]

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White Covers Loretta Lynn

Jack White enjoyed his time as “Record Store Ambassador” this year, delivering copies of Third Man Records releases to various record stores throughout the country and just bringing attention to the world of vinyl records. Back at his own Third Man Records, on Record Store Day, White recorded a cover of Loretta Lynn’s 1970 “Coal […]

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. PHOENIX, BANKRUPT! Phoenix, the French rock band who hail from Versailles, have released their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!. Philippe Zdar, one half of […]

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