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Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

A while ago, I reported on the suspected opening ceremony playlist for the 2012 Olympics. While the opening ceremonies were more of an abstract fever dream rather then the pageantry and pure unbridled extravagance that was Beijing, they had their own quirky (34 million dollar) charm to it. The closing ceremony, on the other hand, […]

Osheaga Music Festival

Osheaga Music Festival

A lot of us have songs that we consider “ours.” They’re songs we listen to over and over again, through our headphones on the bus or turned up loud in our room. Songs carry very specific emotional attachments. Sometimes it’s like we convince ourselves that we’re the only person in the entire world who could […]

Artist of the Week: Mumford & Sons

Artist of the Week: Mumford & Sons

The WERS Artist of the Week is Mumford & Sons! The London-based folk rock group released their first album in late 2009 and ever since then their popularity has grown and grown. The group’s profile is sure to explode even more come this Fall as they are set to release their sophomore LP, Babel. Mumford […]

Real Estate Live In Studio

Real Estate Live In Studio

I was supposed to interview the band Real Estate when they came in for the live mix at our WERS studio, but due to time conflicts the band couldn’t stay. For a couple reasons, I felt a little freaked out inside when I realized this; Real Estate is one of my favorite bands, and I […]

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

After a four-year hiatus, The Be Good Tanyas are back with A Collection, a career-spanning retrospective album that includes tracks from their three studio albums, as well as two new songs. As seems fitting from a retrospective, A Collection doesn’t break new ground even on its new tracks, but it’s a welcome return from a well-loved […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday August 10th! Summer is sadly beginning to fade, but fear not – the good tunes and music history tidbits shall not! On this particular day back in 1985, the King of Pop made what we might call a slight faux pas in regards to his friendship with a lad from Liverpool, Paul McCartney. […]

Jon Herington Live In Studio

Jon Herington Live In Studio

Joining us for a live in studio performance was Jon Herington. Though primarily known as a sideman on albums and tours for artists including Steely Dan, Madeleine Peyroux, and currently The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, Herington has also made a name for himself as a solo musician. Performing without the other two members that […]

New Music From Conor Oberst’s Band Desaparecidos

Conor Oberst must have a hard time keeping track of all the projects he’s involved in, but after ten years of silence from Desaparecidos, he started paying attention to them again. Desaparecidos takes Oberst’s music in a much different direction than his other projects. The songs are driven much more by anger than thoughtfulness (and […]

Throwback Thursday: Barry Tashian, The Remains

Throwback Thursday: Barry Tashian, The Remains

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Barry Tashian’s recent birthday with a set of tunes from legendary Boston garage band The Remains. Led by guitarist and vocalist Barry Tashian, The Remains hit the Boston scene in the mid-1960s.  As legend has it, the lines to get into their shows at The Rathskeller, the […]

Beck Will Finally Release New Music

Beck Will Finally Release New Music

It’s been four years since Beck’s last album, Modern Guilt, and patient fans finally have word of a new album from the Grammy winning musician. The album, called Song Reader, will be release in December of this year. The catch? It will be available as sheet music. Yes, sheet music. The 20-song album will also have an introduction by […]

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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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