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Roc Nation Takes Over the Summer

Summer is usually reserved for Blockbuster action films fit for the whole family. But this summer, the music industry has joined the party and is having a blockbuster of their own. Well, Roc Nation recording label to be exact. At the start of the summer, J. Cole released his long anticipated album Born Sinner two [...]

“Yeezus” by Kanye West

“Yeezy season approaching / f*ck whatever y’all been hearin’ / f*ck wha- f*ck whatever y’all been wearin’ / A monster about to come alive again.” With these words, Kanye West introduces to us his sixth solo studio album, Yeezus, and while his brash attitude and arrogance (or self-love, depending on your stance) are intact, it [...]

Big K.R.I.T. Live at The Middle East

Leedz Edutainment has done it once again and brought another major hip hop act to Boston. The XXL Freshman Live 2013 Tour featuring Big K.R.I.T and Action Bronson came through the Bean. The talented Big K.R.I.T, who is known for receiving love from the Underground, got exactly that at The Middle East. The venue was [...]

WERS at Night: Juneteenth Playlist

On June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger and 200 Union troops arrived in Galveston Texas to take control of the state and enforce the emancipation proclamation. Granger made an announcement that slavery had been abolished. This was seen as the actual end to slavery. Since then, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the announcement to slaves [...]

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Tonight was a pretty great night, I must say. The Glasshouse Productions team came through to bless the live mix studio on 889@night. Glasshouse has been on the show a number of times, but never performing live in our studio. Glasshouse Productions consists of a team of emcees, producers, and singers. They are a tight [...]

Alice Smith Live In Studio

Alice Smith is a thirty-five year old modern soul musician from Washington, D.C. Although she always considered herself a singer, she first began seriously looking into a career in music while studying at Fordham University in New York and singing background for a couple of bands in the city. Smith was signed to BBE Records [...]

Excision Live at House of Blues

Excision Live at House of Blues

Dubstep superstar Excision stopped by Boston’s House of Blues on Friday night as his latest stop on his “Execution Tour.” Don’t be worried by this menacing label; it merely refers to a 28 foot wide, 15 foot tall video mapped masterpiece that displays a proud 420 square feet of 3D video screen mapping and of [...]

Reem Performs Live In Studio

Reem Performs Live In Studio

Boston’s up-and-coming rapper Kareem Sully, aka Reem, is a nineteen year old well on his way to fame. He has a vision much wiser than his age would suggest, artfully mixing samples of Tupac with his own style and unbelievable versatility on his first mixtape, HYPE!, released February last year. In an interview with popular [...]

Live Music Week Spring 2013

Live Music Week Spring 2013

CLICK HERE to read about all of our exclusive Live Music Week performances. As always, during Live Music Week, WERS brings you an entire week of some of your favorite local and national acts performing live in studio. Thank you to everyone who pledge this past week to support commercial-free public radio! We raised over [...]

Charles Bradley and Kendrick Lamar

Charles Bradley and Kendrick Lamar

I woke up and was on a mission to see and do as much as possible. I started my day with the panel “Brands Are Music Fans Too.” This revolved around the concept of artists finding organic connections with brands and creating a mutually beneficial working partnership. After that panel was over I headed to [...]

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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