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The xx Release Mobile App

The xx has released a mobile application to accompany their sophomore album, Coexist, which was released earlier this past September. The free app is available for iPhone and Android phones, and is meant to enhance the band’s new album. While I don’t know of any other bands have their phone applications, I can’t say I’m […]

Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Legendary electronic band Depeche Mode are set to release their first album since 2009. While the group did not release the name of the album during their recent press conference, they did say that it would contain around twenty songs and that it will be produced by Ben Hilier (know for producing acts such as […]

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

If that title makes absolutely no sense to you, let me bring you up to speed. Atoms For Peace is a project featuring Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) —  a stellar collaboration lineup. Back in September, the group released their first single “Default” via iTunes and scheduled […]

Neil Halstead Live In Studio

Neil Halstead 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.  For one man and his guitar, Neil Halstead can make a big […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy November! And Happy Anniversary to radio! Today commemorates the first radio broadcast from KDKA Pittsburgh in 1920. Thus, making all of my early Friday mornings possible. The station is currently owned by CBS Radio and broadcasts a talk radio format, branded as “The Voice of Pittsburgh”. Also on this day in 1963, The Beach […]

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson’s demeanor in person seems to directly mirror the style of his music, casual and full of the sharp wit reflected in his lyrics, the Emerson College notable alum and singer-songwriter, dropped by the WERS studio this afternoon to play an acoustic set for us back at his old stomping ground. Since his graduation, […]

Fun. Release New Music Video for “Carry On”

Last week New York-based indie-pop group Fun. released a new music video for their latest inspirational power ballad “Carry On,” which tries to portray a realistic image of what life is like for the band on tour. The new video, directed by Anthony Mandler who also directed Fun.’s previous music video, opens with backstage footage […]

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Anthony Kiedis’ 50th birthday with a set of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. A brief survey of any number of my high school friends would quickly make it apparent that, at a time, my favorite band was far and away Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Though that may no […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

The fall concert season is beginning to wind down already, music-lovers, but don’t miss the final strains of music before the Christmas music season is upon us! We can complain about the silver bells later, let’s stick to the music.  Donavan Frankenreiter, October 31st (Paradise Rock Club) Ring your Halloween in with surfer dude Donavon Frankenreiter, […]

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day were in full throttle up until Billie Joe Armstrong’s freak out on stage at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this September. Their first album in an installment of three, ¡Uno!, was released at number two on the Billboard charts, and they had performances lined up into 2013. A couple days after […]

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