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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy last day of November! The lights on the Boston Common are lit, the tree is up and the holidays are officially upon us in full swing. Here’s the last of your music history fix for November. In 1999, Elton John really ruffled feathers when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall performing […]

“Hands of Glory” by Andrew Bird

“Hands of Glory” by Andrew Bird

Self-proclaimed “singer, violinist, whistler,” Andrew Bird has come to be recognized as one of the more refined, yet accessible musicians in today’s popular indie rock scene. This classically trained artist’s instruments are not sopping wet with effects and reverb, his concerts don’t utilize gaudy light displays, and his poetic lyrics don’t make contemporary pop culture […]

“Twins” by Ty Segall

“Twins” by Ty Segall

Since 2008, Ty Segall has been releasing music at a frenetic pace. His latest effort, Twins, is his sixth solo album in the last four years. It is also the third of his releases in 2012 alone. Last spring, he released the album Hair with the garage-rock band White Fence, and in June, he and […]

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Upon my arrival to the Paradise Rock Club here in Boston, Matthew Dear was just taking the stage. My attention was immediately drawn to their live set up which was covered in various flower bouquets and was set up for four members, Matthew Dear with all sorts of gadgets, instruments and synths at his disposal, […]

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“No Man’s Land” by Charlie Peacock

“These songs are inspired by the grit, gumption, and faith of my grandparents over several generation.” The inside cover of Charlie Peacock’s latest release, No Man’s Land, makes obvious the theme of his twelve tracks of country-blues songs. He looks to the stories of his ancestors to fuel his music, covering the album case with […]

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

This week, U.S. sales for Adele’s sophomore album 21 pushed beyond the 10 million mark, making it the first album to sell that many copies in less than two years since ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached. Only seven other albums have accomplished such a feat within the same time span. It also makes 21 the […]

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

“Incorruptible Heart” by Lavender Diamond

A dreamy and delicate listening experience, Lavender Diamond’s second full-length album, Incorruptible Heart, is a record that cradles listener’s ear drums. The four person band originating from Los Angeles creates a gentle sound that combines indie, folk, pop, and electronic music. Fronted by Becky Stark’s strangely ethereal vocals, Incorruptible Heart is made up of twelve […]

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from George Harrison as today marks 11 years since his death. If you’re a WERS fan, chances are you’re already pretty well aware of George Harrison.  Lead guitarist for The Beatles and an iconic solo artist in his own right, there’s a special corner of the […]

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

This week, warm up your music senses with a crazy variety! Tonight, November 28 – Delta Spirit @ The House of Blues Delta Spirit’s signature San Diego sound has been a staple on WERS for years, and their new self-titled album is guaranteed to bring down the House of Blues tonight. They’re in their eighth […]

On the Verge: Cory Chisel

On the Verge: Cory Chisel

During Cory Chisel’s WERS in-studio performance he says, “Some songs are about moving your body and what clothes you have on, and others are about storytelling.”  Cory Chisel and the assortment of artists who perform with him, the Wandering Sons, belong to the latter category.  Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons’ released their second album […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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