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Keane at the House of Blues

Keane at the House of Blues

As a concert-goer, there’s no greater bummer than seeing a band you’re crazy about phone it in after months or arduous touring. Lucky for us, the well-loved British rockers of Keane were not ones to pull this stunt—after a several year hiatus from making music and doing a high-profile tour, they kicked off a three-continent […]

On The Verge: The Kopecky Family Band

On The Verge: The Kopecky Family Band

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 hails from Nashville, Tennesse and have played at festivals such as Bonnaroo and South By Southwest. They are the Kopecky Family Band—no they are not actually related—and together […]

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

With anticipation building as the group tours the country once more (though the Pet Sounds lineup is long over) for their fiftieth anniversary, the release of The Beach Boys’ That’s Why God Made The Radio is perfectly timed—in a society that thrives on nostalgia, the Boys deliver nearly a half-century of American pop culture along […]

“Synthetica” by Metric

“Synthetica” by Metric

The Canadian quartet Metric have been keeping their solid fan base antsy with the three year wait since their well received release of Fantasies in 2009. Lucky for fans, Synthetica still sports the sonic pop swirl that they loved in the past. Metric has never been a band to be ultra flashy and flamboyant – […]

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

Graceland Documentary Screened at Berklee

This past Friday, Berklee School of Music had the honor of screening the documentary, Under African Skies. This is a touching commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s album Graceland, full of celebration and explanation of such a thoughtful album. Since the school is lucky enough to have Paul Simon as a member of the Board of Trustees, they also […]

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

What happens when music combines with, or becomes, a call for revolution? The Beatles, the Byrds, Dylan, Gaye, Stevens and many, many more would all agree; the world begins to change, however incrementally small or exponentially large. “Songwriters who whittle complicated issues down to a simple, memorable melody, put their finger on the zeitgeist of a […]

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

When you think Willie Nelson, you think badass – or at least you should. After sixty studio albums, becoming co-chair for the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, heading the genre known as ‘outlaw country’ since the end of the 1960s that stuck it to the conservative restrictions of […]

“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard – Academy Award winning folk singer and songwriter – has embarked on his first solo project after working with acts like The Swell Season and The Frames. Hansard is ready to release his first solo album Rhythm and Repose on June 19 under Anti-Records. Hansard’s last year and a half living in New […]

“I Like to Keep Myself In Pain” by Kelly Hogan

“I Like to Keep Myself In Pain” by Kelly Hogan

It’s been over a decade since Atlanta, Georgia artist Kelly Hogan put out a solo album, which leads to the question: where has she been all this time? Taking a look at her complete discography, it’s apparent that she’s been pretty busy as a collaborator with a smorgasbord of artists on several dozen records, contributing […]

On The Verge: Reptar

On The Verge: Reptar

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 Athens, Geogria-based quartet, Reptar. Reptar—who did indeed name their band after the Rugrats character—consists of singer-guitarist Graham Ulicy, William Kennedy on analog keyboards, drummer Andrew McFarland, and Ryan […]

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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