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Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and […]

Why? at The Middle East

Why? at The Middle East

  It’s been just under a year since indie hip-hop band Why? came to Boston. The last time the group was here, fans were treated to an intimate show with an “unplugged” vibe – a special treat, for sure. Their stop at The Middle East last night, however, gave fans a chance to throw their […]

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 14th-September 16th, 2012 Friday, September 14th BLOC PARTY, CEREMONY—HOUSE OF BLUES Bloc Party, the British Indie-Rock band take the stage at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street on Friday, September 14th. They are currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Four, which dropped on August 20th. Ceremony will be performing […]

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka was all smiles as he set up in the WERS studio in a varsity sweater and a thick, shaggy beard. Kiwanuka, of the United Kingdom, has had a crazy and exciting year, one that any emerging artist would be jealous of. After playing in bands for a while before signing to Communion Records, […]

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. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers’ last record, I And Love And You, was their well-deserved breakout moment, bringing their joyous […]

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Every week, WERS picks one artist to highlight as our Artist of The Week, and this week we have chosen the Belfast, Northern Ireland-born singer-songwriter, Van Morrison. Morrison will be releasing his 34th studio record, Born To Sing: No Plan B, on October 2nd. Morrison got his musical start when he joined the band Them. Them had several […]

Watch New David Byrne & St. Vincent Video

Nothing beats collaborations. When you combine the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and WERS favorite St. Vincent, you get an album that’s hard to explain (other than that there are plenty of horns in the songs). The two just released the video for their single “Who” off of their record Love This Giant.  Explaining the meaning […]

Antje Duvekot Live In Studio

Antje Duvekot Live In Studio

Antje Duvekot stopped by WERS this afternoon to provide a break from the more upbeat summer songs we have been playing like “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon and “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove. Duvekot, who hails from Sommerville, MA, spent her warm up time gazing out the window as she softly sang to herself. Her […]

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are highlighting Art Garfunkel who has recently released “The Singer,” a career-spanning retrospective album. Growing up, I have to admit that I always thought that Simon & Garfunkel were, for lack of a better word, pretty lame.  That changed the first time I watched The Graduate.  Featured heavily on the […]

Concert Watch: September 7th-September 9th

Concert Watch: September 7th-September 9th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 7th-September 9th, 2012 Friday, September 7th GHOSTS OF JUPITER—BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Local Rockers, Ghosts of Jupiter will be taking the stage at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston on Friday, September 7th. They currently have an on-going Music Experience at the Museum of Science Planetarium, in which one can get the full experience […]

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