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Throwback Thursday: R.E.M.’s “Document”

Throwback Thursday: R.E.M.’s “Document”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s Document by playing tracks from the album. Document‘s original album artwork featured the phrase “file under fire.”  The designation fits this album maybe more so than any other in the deep R.E.M. catalogue.  Not only is fire prominently used (i.e. screamed) in the chorus of “The One […]

Divine Fits at the Royale

Divine Fits at the Royale

By their own admission, Divine Fits are not a supergroup. However, last night at their Boston debut at the Royale, they definitely looked and sounded like one. Formed by Britt Daniel, the leader of indie giants Spoon, Dan Boeckner, of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and Sam Brown, of New Bomb Turks, the band even […]

Kaki King Releases Video For “Cargo Cult”

Kaki King is known for not only taking guitar to the next level, but also the art that surrounds it. The new video for “Cargo Cult” has built some hype for King’s Glow, which was released just last week. King will bring her jaw dropping guitar skills on tour with another WERS favorite, Lady Lamb […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 17th-18th

Concert Watch: Oct. 17th-18th

All right, concert-goers, you know the drill– as the temperature in Boston becomes less and less bearable, it’s the responsibility of the music scene to pull us from our pre-winter dread. This week’s lineup rises to the challenge, with equal doses of the new, old, known, and emerging, so before you weep at having your […]

“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

“Half-Made Man” by Ben Sollee

Since his debut full-length album from 2008, Learning to Bend, Ben Sollee has established himself as a musician who isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for his audiences, both emotionally and musically. Impossible to put into one genre, Sollee’s work is a unique blend of soul, jazz, and folk, combined with his […]

Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Shows

The Rolling Stones announced on Monday that they’ll be playing a few shows for their 50th anniversary, titling the tour 50 & Counting…The Rolling Stones Live. This is the first time that the full band has played together since a three night stand at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. They will return to the O2 […]

Beach House at the Wilbur

Beach House at the Wilbur

When explaining the music of Beach House, it’s hard to come up with anything better than “dream pop”. The group has both invented and perfected the niche genre, and Victoria LeGrand and Alex Scally (with excellent touring drummer Daniel Franz in tow) took their act to The Wilbur in Boston’s theater district last night, giving […]

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.  BENJAMIN GIBBARD: FORMER LIVES Death Cab For Cutie singer, Benjamin Gibbard has released his first solo album under his own name. In 1999 he […]

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

On the Verge: Ben Sollee

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 cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee was born and raised in Kentucky, where he studied classical music on cello from a young age. He played alongside Casey Driessen, Abigail […]

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking musicians of the past two decades. Both musically and technologically, Reznor has always put himself on the cutting edge and now, with the help of Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, he is looking to continue this trend. In addition releasing his new […]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit […]

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