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Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Frigid Friday! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it since this morning was arguably near freezing. Wherefore art thou summer? But nothing warms you up quite like your weekly fix of music history, am I right? Of course I am. In honor of this being the month of ghosts and ghouls it seems to be quite […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, which was founded 46 years ago tomorrow. Few bands have been as influential as The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Formed in London (officially on October 12, 1966), bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell were originally conceived as Hendrix’s backing band.  The […]

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Last week Mumford & Sons’ new album Babel debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 600,000 copies sold, making it the biggest debut of the year. This marks the first #1 album for the folk-rock band and their record label, Glassnote Records, as well as the second highest sales week for any independent […]

Calexico Live In Studio

Calexico Live In Studio

The Tuscon, Arizona band Calexico came to the WERS studio represented by lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Joey Burns and pianist Sergio Mendoza of Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. With them they brought a host of new songs off their latest record Algiers, named after the New Orleans neighborhood in which it was recorded. Geography and […]

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

On October 6, we had a chance to experience a different direction in the EDM artist we tend to cover. That’s right — we went to see Crystal Castles at the House of Blues. The experimental electronic group consists of vocalist Alice Glass and producer Ethan Kath. This team has been around since 2004 and […]

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind”

“The Sound of the Life of the Mind”

It has been thirteen years since the release of Ben Folds Five’s last studio album, 1999′s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. In that time, a Five-less Ben Folds released three solo albums and launched himself a pretty successful singer/songwriter career. In 2011, Folds reunited with bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee to record […]

Concert Watch: October 12th-13th

Concert Watch: October 12th-13th

Hey Boston concert fans! Has this overcast and rainy Fall weather got you down? Have no fear, because there are some awesome shows happening this weekend that are sure to brighten your mood! Friday, October 12th: Tilly & The Wall at The Brighton Music Hall – Omaha, Nebraska based indie-pop group, Tilly & The Wall […]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Release 17-Minute Video

As Neil Young & Crazy Horse released their second single off Psychedelic Pill, “Ramada Inn”, they decided to also give eager fans just a little bit more. A 17-minute long video was created including old clips of people enjoying life in different every-day situations. As the psychedelic guitar wails, there is a variety of black […]

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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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