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On the Verge: Laura Rizzotto

On the Verge: Laura Rizzotto

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 Brazilian-born Laura Rizzotto who is just eighteen years old. A student at Berklee College of Music, Rizzotto has recently released her debut album Made in Rio […]

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. BLINK 182: DOGS EATING DOGS Only the second EP from the band, this is their first self-released recording since their split with their […]

Tegan and Sara Live In Studio

Tegan and Sara Live In Studio

Canadian duo Tegan and Sara are, in a way, icons. Female-fronted groups are by no means a new revolution, but the surge they’ve created since beginning in 1995 has wound up patching cracked hearts most teenagers didn’t know were torn in the first place – and getting Grammy nominations because of it. As identical twins, […]

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

Pippin at American Repertory Theater

Pippin at American Repertory Theater

The American Repertory Theater’s new production of pippin instantly earns my bias because 1. I love circus 2. I Love Pippin. And 3. I’m in Boston. Should you also meet these three criteria then this show will be also be fantastic event that you don’t want to miss out on. The main problem with staging […]

Sera Cahoone on Coffeehouse

Sera Cahoone on Coffeehouse

With plenty of flannels and full beards, it was not hard to tell that Sera Cahoone and her band are from Seattle after immediately looking at them. With her, she brought not only her Seattle sensibilities, but also her unique and captivating music. Cahoone has played drums for a number of years in bands such […]

Ryan Montbleau Live In Studio

Ryan Montbleau Live In Studio

The Ryan Montbleau Band is a local group from in and around the North Shore area, whose commitment to one another runs deep. The band came to the WERS studio and exuded the same cool feeling that ties together all of lead singer Ryan Montbleau’s solo albums and those produced as a band as well. […]

Nada Surf at the Paradise

Nada Surf at the Paradise

New York rockers Nada Surf stopped by the Paradise Rock Club last night as their fall tour comes to a close. With Eternal Summers backing them on the bill, the night began with a solid set of lo-fi jams from the Roanoke, Virginia natives. Fronted by guitarist and lead vocalist Nicole Yun, Eternal Summers were […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning! The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and here is your music fix to get you through the end of the work day. On this day in 1980, at the request of Yoko Ono at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, John Lennon fans joined […]

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Dinosaur Jr. to celebrate J Mascis’ birthday, which was this week. It’s always refreshing to hear a new album from an, ahem, old band that doesn’t feel like a cynical cash grab, and the fact that Dinosaur Jr. just churned out another great one (this […]

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