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Grizzly Bear at the Orpheum Theater

Grizzly Bear at the Orpheum Theater

Grizzly Bear’s concert last night at the Orpheum Theatre put me in a position where I was seeing a band days after the release of new material. In preparation, I spent the last few days forcibly familiarizing myself with their 4th full-length album, Shields, released on September 18th. Grizzly Bear’s albums tend to be “growers”, […]

Ben Howard at the Paradise

Ben Howard at the Paradise

The weather Saturday night could not have been better for waiting in line for a great concert, which was lucky for the huge crowd that turned up for Ben Howard’s show at the Paradise Rock Club. The line stretched far down the sidewalk and around the block, made up of a variety of Howard fans: […]

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

To celebrate it’s tenth anniversary, BBC 6 is releasing a compilation CD of “live recordings from the station’s first decade” (Pitchfork.com) The CD, titled This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live, will be a double album coming out September 24th. It will feature Thom Yorke, Beck, Arcade Fire, The Vaccines, Fleet Foxes, the Shins, MGMT, […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

The day is young and the fall is fresh so what better time for your weekly music history update! On this particular day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his spiced-up version of the Bob Dylan track “All Along the Watchtower”. Dylan reportedly liked the revamp of his acoustic track. But who wouldn’t, c’mon, it’s Hendrix. This fall Dylan […]

Glen Hansard Live In Concert

Glen Hansard Live In Concert

A queue slinked around the sidewalk of Massachusetts Avenue and curious passersby inquired what the commotion could be on the otherwise quiet Tuesday night. The name on everyone’s lips was Academy Award-winning musician and songwriter Glen Hansard. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season, and his starring role in the film […]

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Leonard Cohen to celebrate his 78th birthday, which is this Friday. Lou Reed, when inducting Leonard Cohen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, described him as part of the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”  It would be hard to argue with […]

Muck and the Mires Live In Studio

Muck and the Mires Live In Studio

Muck and the Mires, a Boston-area rock band, rolled into the radio studio and started livening up the evening by creating some classic rock n’ roll sounds. The band is comprised of lead singer and guitarist “Muck” (a pseudonym used by Evan Shore), drummer Jessie Best, guitarist and back up vocalist Dave Mire, and bassist John […]

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

The sun never goes down on the Boston music scene even when it’s pouring, so be sure to catch these great Boston area shows this weekend! Thursday,  September 20th BOSTON BEYOND BORDERS (featuring Paula Cole, Bob Bradshaw, Susan Cattaneo, Melissa Ferrick) at Red Star Union – Hosted by John Laurenti, this musical showcase spotlights the musical […]

On The Verge: Theresa Andersson

On The Verge: Theresa Andersson

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 week’s artist On the Verge is Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Theresa Andersson. Theresa Andersson began her career as the violinist for Anders Osborne with whom she performed for nine years before going solo. In addition to performing as […]

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. Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky - New England natives, Dinosaur Jr. are back with their tenth studio album, I Bet On Sky. The […]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit […]

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