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Mixtape Mahem: Raekwon

Mixtape Mahem: Raekwon

Wu-Tang Clan’s own Raekwon recently dropped a 12 song EP titled Lost Jewlry in anticipation of his album F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art), which will be released sometime in 2013. As usual, Raekwon delivers with his raps, keeping a high standard of rhyming and smooth delivery. The project also sticks to familiar subject matter for […]

Throwback Thursday: Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison

Throwback Thursday: Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from Talking Heads to celebrate the 64th birthday of their keyboardist Jerry Harrison. Before he found fame as a member of Talking Heads, Jerry Harrison made his first splash as a member of the short lived yet highly influential punk band The Modern Lovers. This Boston […]

SRO: Broadway Reviews

SRO: Broadway Reviews

Last month, I decided I was long overdue for a New York visit, having not seen a Broadway show since my freshman year. I was there three days total and planned on seeing at least two shows during that time frame. Couldn’t waste a minute, of course. I have a soft spot for musicals, so […]

Mariami Releases New Videos

Mariami Releases New Videos

As part of the Nanina live sessions, Mariami will release a new acoustic performance video every Monday during February. Here is the second video in the series featuring a performance of the song “Rain Man.” Check out this one and the one from last week titled “Black and White” Watch “Rain Man” HERE. Watch “Black […]

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. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: PUSH THE SKY AWAY Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have released their fifteenth studio album, Push […]

Lil’ Wayne Lyric Controversy

Lil’ Wayne Lyric Controversy

Imagine sitting down at your computer, during Black History Month, and hearing the latest Lil’ Wayne remix of Future’s “Karate Chop”. Imagine you’re a family member of Emmitt Till, a 14yr. old black boy who was beat to death in 1955 for whistling with a white woman. Now imagine you hear this lyric: “Beat that […]

Riddim Watch: “Gyal Season”

Riddim Watch:  “Gyal Season”

The Gyal Season Riddim is solely dedicated to women in all cultures and it was produced especially to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. All of the artists on this riddim complete the sound and feel of the riddim. Produced by Bambino Musik and Jus Bus, It was released this past January, 2013. This is […]

Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Reykjavik Calling 2013

Reykjavik Calling 2013

The best bands of Iceland meet the best of Boston, March 9th at the Paradise

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