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On the Verge: Justin Jones

On the Verge: Justin Jones

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 singer-songwriter Justin Jones, an artist from Virginia who’s fourth album, Fading Light, is available now. Jones has released four albums to date, the most recent having been recorded under […]

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

The WERS Artist Of The Week is singer-songwriter and guitar player, Bonnie Raitt! Earlier this year Raitt released her sixteenth studio album (and first in nearly 7 years), Slipstream. WERS loves Slipstream so much that we have picked it as our Album Of The Month for August! Raitt grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York and […]

Revolutions: Call to Local DJs!

Revolutions: Call to Local DJs!

Hey, Revolutions listeners! For years, listeners have turned to Revo and WERS for the latest and greatest from the electronic music scene, and we’re excited to announce a new local initiative for the fall. If you or someone you know is a DJ from Boston and beyond, we want to hear from you! Beginning in […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Cheers, happy Friday, and TGIF! As I’m just getting back from Florida, at least I know it will be for me. But for those of you who worked all week and stuck it out through the waning days of summer, I salute you. And here’s your weekly fix of music history to show my appreciation […]

Throwback Thursday: “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

Throwback Thursday:  “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ll be playing a few tracks from the recently released Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Produced by the same team as last year’s excellent Rave On Buddy Holly, this new tribute album is just as inspired.  It features some truly beautiful moments, such as […]

Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

Alanis Morissette Gives Preview Performance of New Album

With growing anticipation of a new album, Havoc and Bright Lights, due out August 28th, Alanis Morissette previewed some of the songs for a special, lucky crowd of a few hundred people on Monday night, according to Rolling Stone. Morissette started recording the album last October, and the first single, “Guardian”, was released this past […]

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch: August 24-26, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 24-26, 2012 Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS, TIM MCGRAW, KENNY CHESNEY—GILLETTE STADIUM On both Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be performing at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. They are currently touring to promote their new record, […]

On the Verge: Lisa Hannigan

On the Verge: Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan is what comes to mind when you think of a regular Irish girl: she’s got the hair, she’s got the look, and – upon further inspection – she’s definitely got the sound. After seven years playing with recent indie music legend and fellow Irishman Damien Rice, Hannigan struck out on her own to […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Ariel Pink, Mature Themes – Ariel Pink is, without a doubt, one of the strangest songwriters currently working. He recorded alone for years, singing into a cassette recorder in his basement, before being discovered by Animal Collective and signed to their label in 2004. His 2010 release “Before Today” was his breakthrough, with pop melodies […]

Dirty Projectors at the Paradise

Dirty Projectors at the Paradise

“This is the first time I’ve ever been excited to hear a band’s new songs at a concert,” the girl next to me confessed as we waited in line outside the Paradise Rock Club for the sold out Dirty Projectors show. She was, of course, referring to the Dirty Projectors wonderful new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and […]

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