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Chicago’s Lollapalooza Evacuated

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Evacuated

I’m sure most music fans wish they could be at Lollapalooza. However, I doubt they would elect to be there this Saturday when severe storms in Chicago forced the festival to be put on hold and the crowd to evacuate. Not necessarily a day of music-loving fun. The festival orchestrators urged attendees to take refuge in underground evacuation […]

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile’s fifth and latest album, which came out in June and is titled Bear Creek, is different than her previous four in a couple different ways. She and her band recorded it in a studio close to their home and produced it themselves. Trina Schumaker worked as an engineer on the album, as well, […]

“Just Tell Me That You Want Me”

Let’s be honest; a tribute album is really easy to get wrong. Whether it be The String Quartet Tribute to Limp Bizkit or Harptallica: A Tribute, fans who are musicians themselves can easily get carried away in their enthusiasm for another artist and miss the feel and excitement of the music altogether. Fortunately, that is not […]

“Suicide Pact” by JJAMZ

“Suicide Pact” by JJAMZ

Everybody loves a good acronym, especially the members of JJAMZ. Their names make up the title of their band, which is also a sort of indie-rock cool kids club. You’ve got Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley (who’s also toured with Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, Z Berg of The Like, James Valentine of […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Florence Welch might be singing that the dog days are over but for fans of the King back in 1956, the dog days had just begun. On August 3, 1956 Elvis Presley released one of his most famous tracks, a cover of “Big Mama” Thorton’s “Hound Dog”. Presley infamously sang the song on The Steve […]

Rare Elliott Smith Tracks to be Released on His Birthday

Rare Elliott Smith Tracks to be Released on His Birthday

With Elliott Smith’s birthday just four days away (he would have turned 43), Kill Rock Stars, his former label, is going to mark the occasion by releasing a compilation of unreleased and rare tracks. In addition to this, Kill Rock Stars will also reissue the well-loved Either/Or as well as an 180-gram vinyl of his self-titled album from […]

“One Lovely Day” by Citizen Cope

“One Lovely Day” by Citizen Cope

Clarence Greenwood is at it again, producing yet another completely likeable album that will translate excellently on stage. In 2010 he ditched major labels altogether and independently recorded and produced The Rainwater LP under his own label, Rainwater Recordings. One Lovely Day, his new full-length album released only two years later, is quite the feat […]

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating Garth Hudson’s birthday with a set of songs from The Band. It probably would not be hard to argue that among most circles there’s at least a few members of The Band – Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and Rick Danko, at least – who are better known than […]

The XX Live at The Wilbur

The XX Live at The Wilbur

The Boston summer heat as we have come to know it vanished on Tuesday night as fans lined up outside of the Wilbur Theater in the heart of downtown’s Theater District. Though temperatures were low and rain began to fall, everyone held on to get the best spots in the house for the XX. Murmurs […]

U2, Coldplay, Dirty Projectors in Video Game Soundtrack

U2, Coldplay, Dirty Projectors in Video Game Soundtrack

Great news for basketball video game enthusiasts and music lovers alike was released through Billboard today. Jay-Z is executive producing the new NBA 2K13 game and bringing with him a soundtrack loaded with huge artists and great songs. The soundtrack is full of rap & hip-hop, which is to be expected, with six songs from […]

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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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