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Artist of the Week: The Killers

Artist of the Week: The Killers

WERS is proud to announce The Killers as our Artist of the Week in celebration of the release of their first greatest hits album, Direct Hits.  Twelve years and four albums deep into an extremely successful career, The Killers began after then-synthpop artist and future frontman Brandon Flowers attended an Oasis concert and decided it was […]

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Joni Mitchell in honor of her 71st birthday! Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Her family moved to Saskatchewan and Mitchell was struck with polio. Beating the odds she recovered and began to sing and teach herself to play […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Velvet Underground in memory of Lou Reed. Lewis “Lou” Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and grew up on Long Island. Reed learned how to play guitar and gained an early interest in rock and roll music. Reed attended Syracuse University in […]

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Hello music lovers! Live Music Week may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of great live acts playing in Boston this week: Friday, November 1 – Neko Case @ The Orpheum Theatre The woman or “Man” behind October’s WERS Album of the Month, The Worse Things Get…, wraps up her North American […]

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

New Releases Tuesday : October 29

Is it Halloween or Christmas? This Tuesday has been jam-packed with fabulous releases,including one of the biggest drops of the year, so let’s dive right in. Arcade Fire, Reflektor This one’s a no-brainer: Arcade Fire only releases an album, historically, every three years, so any release is one to be thrilled about. Reflektor takes a different thematic […]

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

Artist of the Week : Arcade Fire

There was no clearer pick for WERS’ Artist of the Week than Arcade Fire– not only was their fourth effort Reflektor released this past Thursday, but their potential as a group poised for the mainstream has never seemed more likely. In 2010, their masterful work on The Suburbs  gained almost universal critical acclaim, but some confusion from […]

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

This week for Throwback Thursday we are having a special set of Paul McCartney in honor of his latest album, New, which was released just on Tuesday. Sir James Paul McCartney is a living music legend with a career spanning almost fifty years. Starting off with humble beginnings with the Quarrymen in 1957 playing skiffle […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 16 – 19

Concert Watch: Oct. 16 – 19

Good morning, concertgoers! Live Music Week is fast approaching as the festivities begin this Saturday, October 19th. Now let’s take a look at some of the live happenings leading up to it. Wednesday, October 16 – Pearl Jam @DCU Center The one and only Pearl Jam continue their almighty reign! They were an essential figure […]

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

Artist of the Week: Cold War Kids

WERS’ Artist of the Week is California-based band Cold War Kids, who are playing a show at the House of Blues on October 18th! Begun in 2004 by frontman Jonnie Russell in his apartment, the group released their first two EPs, Mulberry Street and With Our Wallets Full before gaining national attention after over a year of rigorous touring. […]

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