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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 […]

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”

Discover: “Tempest”

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

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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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