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Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of love songs from Aretha Franklin to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the 46th anniversary of her recording of “Respect.” “Respect” was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, but it’s very easy to forget that when you consider the impact Aretha Franklin […]

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

So it’s Valentine’s Day– you’re in a relationship, you’re lonely, or you’re living with your mom. Some combination of the three. It doesn’t matter, because this week in Boston is chock full of great concerts to distract you from all that chocolate you’re not getting from your true love because they just don’t get it. You’re too […]

Mixtape Mayhem: Curren$y

Mixtape Mayhem: Curren$y

Jetlife captain Curren$y new mixtape has landed! A New Jack City inspired mixtape, Curren$y has released New Jet City. A highly anticipated new release from the N.O. native, who have spent every wednesday in his city promoting Jet Lounge, a weekly Curren$y show. This new mixtape continues to bring that high-flying feeling with great features […]

Grammy Awards Urban Recap

Grammy Awards Urban Recap

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place last Sunday, February 10th, and – to put it lightly – there was a lot going on in the industry. If you didn’t tune into music’s biggest night, however, there’s no need to worry; we have got you covered with a chronological summary of what you missed in […]

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. PISSED JEANS, HONEYS The Pennsylvania-based noise-rock band, Pissed Jeans, have released their fourth full-length album, Honeys. The record was produced by the British […]

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

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 from the Eau Clair, Wisconsin based trio The Daredevil Christopher Wright. Jason Sunde, Jon Sunde and Jesse Edgington comprise the band that describes their music as Indie […]

Feed Me Live at Royale

Feed Me Live at Royale

Recently, we have seen some amazing artists come to Boston and kick the 2013 year off strong. They have been traveling all over and taking with them some pretty intense stage setup that would make anyone say “Ooh Ahh!!” Not to mention, we’ve been getting treated with plenty of new music releases, albums and EPs […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from British punk-rockers the Clash to honor the 34th anniversary of their first North American tour! The Sex Pistols may have jump-started the British punk movement, but the Clash had perfected it with their outlaw image, righteous politics and a roots-influenced sound that earned them passionate followings in […]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

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