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Artist Of The Week: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Artist Of The Week: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Every week WERS highlights an artist we love in our Artist Of The Week series. This week we have picked Los Angeles, California based group Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros who have recently released a brand new album, Here. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are led by Alex Ebert, who formerly fronted the [...]

New Supergroup Divine Fits Announce First Live Shows

New Supergroup Divine Fits Announce First Live Shows

If you haven’t hear of Divine Fits yet, don’t worry. They’re the newest “supergroup” made up of members of Spoon, Wolf Parade/Hansome Furs, and New Bomb Turks – more specifically Britt Daniel (lead singer of Spoon), Dan Boeckner (singer and guitarist for Wolf Parade and guitarist for Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (drummer for New [...]

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

The buzz surrounding the Dirty Projectors latest album Swing Lo Magellan, which follows 2009’s Bitte Orca, is that it is the band’s attempt at an album that is more accessible to audiences. The main result is that many of the songs are laid back and toned down. However, Swing Lo Magellan lacks songs that are [...]

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

UK-born soul singer Joss Stone first rose to fame in 2003 with her debut album The Soul Sessions, an album that awarded her multi-platinum status and a spot on the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Now nine years later, Stone is still big on the soul music scene with her sixth album, a follow up to [...]

Best Coast at The Royale

Best Coast at The Royale

Fans of Best Coast were certainly not to be disappointed at the California-based band’s set at the Royale Boston last night. The show kicked off with two delightful openers: Diiv (a side project of Beach Fossils’ Z. Cole Smith) who treated the crowd to summery, lo-fi pop tunes off of their excellent debut album, Oshin, [...]

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

The Who Announce Quadrophenia Tour

Generations new and old can rejoice together over the fact that The Who have just announced the tour we’ve all been waiting for! Their 37-date North American tour, entitled “Quadrophenia and More”, will begin this fall with a stop at Boston’s TD Garden on November 16th. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform [...]

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple’s name has become synonymous with independent music as we know it today—since her auspicious debut in 1996, the singer has become a figurehead for the found music sound and a first-person, exceedingly personal style that continues today. However, Apple barely knows how much she has affected the genre; in a recent interview, she [...]

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

With their recent transition to major label Mercury Records in late 2011, fans of The Gaslight Anthem were left wondering if the New Brunswick natives would sacrifice their signature sound or still be able pull off another album riddled with Springsteen-infused punk. Needless to say, Gaslight has indeed done it again. Handwritten, the follow-up to [...]

On the Verge: We Are Serenades

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 the Swedish-based duo We Are Serenades. We Are Serenades consists of Adam Olenius and Markus Krunegard – of the bands Shout Out Louds and Laakso respectively. Their [...]

“Banga” by Patti Smith

While she hasn’t had a true hit since 1978′s “Because The Night”, Patti Smith has come to occupy a unique position in the American music as one of the most iconoclastic, enduring, creative, and distinctive songwriters of her time. It’s difficult to review her albums because they don’t tend to compare to anything else; there are [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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