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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 […]

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 […]

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