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Ruby Suns Live In Studio

Ruby Suns Live In Studio

Live Music Week happens bi-annually at WERS to raise money to keep our station running. We ask if you can pledge your support in order to keep us live on air, bringing you live performances from your favorite musicians. Pledges can be made here.  California native Ryan McPhun formed The Ruby Suns when he moved to […]

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

Country/folk tour de forces Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are releasing Old Yellow Moon at ages when most people would have the idea of retirement looming above their graying heads. This obviously isn’t a consideration for either of these musicians. With more than thirty studio album releases and thirteen Grammys between them, Old Yellow Moon […]

On the Verge: Husky

On the Verge: Husky

This week’s artist On The Verge is the Australian indie-folk  band Husky who base themselves out of Melbourne. The four piece band is made up of Husky Gawenda, Luke Collins, Evan Tweedie and Gideon Preiss and they have opened for such acts as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Devendra Banhart, The Shins, Gotye, and Noah […]

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. DAVID BOWIE, THE NEXT DAY David Bowie’s first release in ten years, The Next Day, has finally dropped. Bowie was in the studio […]

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

Jesse Dee is undoubtedly one of Boston’s masters of the throwback sound. What might come as a surprise, however, is that this master musician did not pick up his first guitar until he was eighteen. Earlier this week, Dee released his sophomore album On My Mind/In My Heart, an effort that he co-produced just outside […]

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

“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 […]

“Daniel the Brave” by Adam Ezra Group

“Daniel the Brave” by Adam Ezra Group

On their recent album, Daniel the Brave, Boston-based rockers the Adam Ezra Group enter relatively unknown territory. Or, as the group puts it in the album’s liner notes, “Most of the tracks [on the album] are recorded live. Some are first takes. Some involve sounds we’ve never used on an album before.” The result of […]

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 […]

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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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