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How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

Trent Reznor just announced big news about his latest musical project, How to Destroy Angels, in a Facebook message to his fans. The band features Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Mandig and Academy Award winning collaborator Atticus Ross. This all-star ensemble just signed to Columbia with plans on releasing a new EP this November titled An Omen […]

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. GREEN DAY, !UNO!: Punk rockers, Green Day are back with their ninth studio album, !Uno! which drops today, September 25th. It is the first in […]

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris, revered folk singer-songwriter, and Mumford & Sons are teaming up this week for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The CMT show is famous for pairing various folk and country artists together for one superstar evening. Marcus Mumford has openly referred to Harris as a huge inspiration for their folk rock sound, and says, […]

Artist Of The Week: Bell X1

Artist Of The Week: Bell X1

The WERS Artist Of The Week is Irish indie-rock band, Bell X1! Earlier this year the band released Field Recordings, a 2 disc collection of live and acoustic tracks from their 2010 world tour. Bell X1 formed from the ashes of the Irish band, Juniper, which featured Bell X1 members Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips along with singer […]

Scott Walker Announces New Album

Scott Walker Announces New Album

Legendary singer Scott Walker has recently announced his latest album. Titled Bish Bosch, it’s his newest release since 2006’s dark and eerie The Drift. Scheduled to be released on December 4th, Bish Bosch looks to continue his legendary and curiously underrated discography with yet another fantastic album. Stated to be an influence on many modern […]

Grizzly Bear at the Orpheum Theater

Grizzly Bear at the Orpheum Theater

Grizzly Bear’s concert last night at the Orpheum Theatre put me in a position where I was seeing a band days after the release of new material. In preparation, I spent the last few days forcibly familiarizing myself with their 4th full-length album, Shields, released on September 18th. Grizzly Bear’s albums tend to be “growers”, […]

Ben Howard at the Paradise

Ben Howard at the Paradise

The weather Saturday night could not have been better for waiting in line for a great concert, which was lucky for the huge crowd that turned up for Ben Howard’s show at the Paradise Rock Club. The line stretched far down the sidewalk and around the block, made up of a variety of Howard fans: […]

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

To celebrate it’s tenth anniversary, BBC 6 is releasing a compilation CD of “live recordings from the station’s first decade” (Pitchfork.com) The CD, titled This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live, will be a double album coming out September 24th. It will feature Thom Yorke, Beck, Arcade Fire, The Vaccines, Fleet Foxes, the Shins, MGMT, […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

The day is young and the fall is fresh so what better time for your weekly music history update! On this particular day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his spiced-up version of the Bob Dylan track “All Along the Watchtower”. Dylan reportedly liked the revamp of his acoustic track. But who wouldn’t, c’mon, it’s Hendrix. This fall Dylan […]

Glen Hansard Live In Concert

Glen Hansard Live In Concert

A queue slinked around the sidewalk of Massachusetts Avenue and curious passersby inquired what the commotion could be on the otherwise quiet Tuesday night. The name on everyone’s lips was Academy Award-winning musician and songwriter Glen Hansard. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season, and his starring role in the film […]

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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