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Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

“Were you even born when this song came out?” asked the woman in the seat next to me, laughing, as Blues Traveler launched into “Run-Around.” She was one of countless fans with their hands in the air, dancing along to the Grammy-winning, record-setting hit last night at the Bank of America Pavilion. I was three […]

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

In conjunction with the recent release of their album Swing Lo Magellan, which (if you haven’t listened yet) is phenomenal, Dirty Projectors are releasing a short film titled Hi Custodian. According to Pitchfork, who is promoting the release, this is the gist of what the film will be: Hi Custodian was filmed over the course of […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean it’s time to start singing the blues. Unless of course ‘the blues’ refers to the color blue, the shade of indigo to be more specific. On this day August 17th in 1989, the Indigo Girls’ self-titled debut album featuring the hit “Closer To Fine” reigned supreme as a Top 30 […]

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Thursday at 5 PM WERS brings you Throwback Thursday. This week we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen in honor of his recent performances in the Boston area. The Boss and The E Street Band played to sold-out crowds at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will be playing again at Gillette […]

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ever since Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For Cutie broke out in 1997, it seems he’s always busy doing something. The latest news coming from the Death Cab frontman is of a tour in support of his first solo full-length album, Former Lives. The album is due out October 16 through Barsuk Records. Gibbard will […]

Bruce Springsteen Live at Fenway Park

Bruce Springsteen Live at Fenway Park

On Tuesday night, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen took over Fenway Park for the first of his and the E Street Band’s two-night stint in Boston. And on Tuesday night, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen turned that beloved ballpark—which he had visited previously, also for a two-night stint, in 2003— into a sold-out sanctuary for fans of […]

On the Verge: The Pines

On the Verge: The Pines

Sporting a refreshing sound and their Midwestern gear (flannel and beards from head to toe), The Pines load into the WERS on-air studio with the comfort and confidence every good band has. Benson Ramsey, David Huckfelt, and Alex Ramsey sound check their Mumford-esque vocals and dreamy guitar blends to prepare for their feature On the […]

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. Purity Ring, Shrines – Take the recent dubstep craze, turn the volume down about ten pegs, add glitchy drums and some tinkling melodies, and layer […]

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 […]

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