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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 […]

Concert Watch: August 3-5, 2012

Concert Watch: August 3-5, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 3-5, 2012 Friday, August 3rd O.A.R, REBELUTION—BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION On Friday, August 3rd rock band O.A.R—which stands of Of A Revolution—are performing at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday, August 3rd. Expect to hear tracks off of all seven of their records. California-based Reggae act Rebelution are performing that night […]

Sara Watkins Live In Studio

Sara Watkins Live In Studio

Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and fiddler Sara Watkins stopped by the WERS studios for an exclusive live mix on her “day off” from a rigorous national tour and fresh off of her main stage appearance at the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. Watkins first came on to the American music scene in 1989 […]

David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne and St. Vincent have shared the second song to their collaborative album, Love This Giant. The song is titled “Weekend In The Dust” and will be one of twelve tracks. When the two broke the news of their dream collaboration, they granted fans with “Who” which was immediately overwhelmed with all of the […]

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin is a legend in her own right, and has certainly been busy in the past few years. Between her Grammy-winning solo album Downtown Church and extensive side endeavors (most significantly her “Band of Joy” project with Robert Plant), Griffin was excited and relieved to announce that she would be bringing things “back to […]

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. Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions Vol 2 – English soul singer Joss Stone is back with her sixth solo record. The album is […]

On the Verge: Jim Hanft

On the Verge: Jim Hanft

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 Emerson Alum Jim Hanft, a former comedy student who prides himself on his ability to write lyrics “that you’ve thought, but are afraid to say.” He released […]

Coldplay at TD Garden

Coldplay at TD Garden

I’ve never really thought of Coldplay as a rock band. When I think of Coldplay, I think of their power ballads– of “Yellow” and of “The Scientist” and other songs like that. But last night at Coldplay’s first Boston show on their Mylo Xylotour, Chris Martin and the rest of the band members made it […]

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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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