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Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

Air Traffic Controller Live In Studio

Four members of the Boston-based indie-sextet Air Traffic Controller returned to WERS’s studio since the release of their sophomore album, NORDO. After setting up, the group — made up of multi-instrumentalists, Dave Munro, Steve Scott, Casey Sullivan, and Alison Shipton — wasted no time breaking into the popular foot-stomping, hand-clapping single, “Hurry Hurry”. From there, [...]

The Avett Brothers at the Pavilion

The Avett Brothers at the Pavilion

I arrived at the breezy Bank of America Pavilion this past Sunday evening with nothing but expectation– ten years behind the rest of the world, I was relatively new to the work of the Avett Brothers and the enormous gathering they’d picked up from fans of all genres and wasn’t sure what sort of audience [...]

Artist Of The Week: Calexico

Artist Of The Week: Calexico

The WERS artist of the week is Tuscon, Arizona based Americana band, Calexico. Calexico recently released their seventh studio album, Algiers, on Anti Records. The band is made up of main members Joey Burns and John Convertino, who met back in 1990. In 1994, they moved to Tucson and formed the band, Friends Of Dean Martinez. [...]

Discover: “Tempest”

September’s Album of the Month is Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Bloc Party at the House of Blues

Bloc Party at the House of Blues

Lansdowne Street flooded last night for Bloc Party’s show at the House of Blues in a flurry of fans both new and old. The London based rockers just released their fourth studio album last month – aptly named Four. Opening for Bloc Party was American hardcore punk band Ceremony. As soon as the lights dimmed [...]

Bon Iver at the Pavilion

Bon Iver at the Pavilion

  Fans keep 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago so dear to heart. When Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon wrote “Skinny Love”, he was crafting together the commentary to dwindling love stories across the country. With the 2011 self-titled release, people thought nothing less of the delicate confessions that were offered. These songs of solitude and searching are [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

What’s interesting about a Friday morning in early September? Your weekly fix of music history, that’s what. Twenty-eight years ago in 1984, MTV introduced their now annual award show, the MTV Video Music Awards. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd, one of the original cast members of SNL, co-hosted the show. This original broadcast of the [...]

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and [...]

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 14th-September 16th, 2012 Friday, September 14th BLOC PARTY, CEREMONY—HOUSE OF BLUES Bloc Party, the British Indie-Rock band take the stage at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street on Friday, September 14th. They are currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Four, which dropped on August 20th. Ceremony will be performing [...]

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka was all smiles as he set up in the WERS studio in a varsity sweater and a thick, shaggy beard. Kiwanuka, of the United Kingdom, has had a crazy and exciting year, one that any emerging artist would be jealous of. After playing in bands for a while before signing to Communion Records, [...]

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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