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This Week in Music History: September 16-20

This Week in Music History: September 16-20

Happy Friday! That means it’s time for a look back at music history. On this day in 1975, David Bowie scored his first #1 single in the United Sates. “Fame” was the first to reach the top of the charts in the States, as well as the first to even breach the top 10. The […]

This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

It’s Friday! That means so many beautiful things for so many people, but it also means that it’s time to take a look back at music history. Born on this day in 1944 is Kinks singer and songwriter Ray Davies.  Davies was born the seventh of eight children in North London, England.  His only younger […]

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

WERS is celebrating David Bowie’s latest release, The Next Day, as our April Album of the Month! “Here I am, not quite dying,” David Bowie chants along on the upbeat title track to his first new album in ten years, The Next Day. “My body left to rot in a hollow tree, its branches throwing shadows on […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s a big week for birthdays in music this week in history, with some big WERS artists getting older, wiser, and closer to another four-disc career retrospective release. With Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones, and Eric Clapton all sharing a common birthday tomorrow and Richard Thompson, Muddy Waters, and Billie Holiday all ringing one in this […]

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. DAVID BOWIE, THE NEXT DAY David Bowie’s first release in ten years, The Next Day, has finally dropped. Bowie was in the studio […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Spring is almost upon us, listeners, and what better way to thaw yourself out than with a little crash course education? There’s plenty of music history to go around this week, so let’s get down to it. It’s another year older, another year wiser for a number of male musical powerhouses this week. Celebrating a […]

David Bowie Releases New Video

David Bowie Releases New Video

David Bowie’s highly anticipated return with The Next Day, might not be released in the U.S until March 12th, but he has shared a second single, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” with a Floria Sigismondi directed video. Bowie has worked with Floria in the past, but this time around, some nostalgia was brought to the […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday all! Hope you’re enjoying the pre-Thanksgiving chill. To get you pumped for your imminent turkey-coma here’s today’s music history fix for your Friday. On this day in 1973, David Bowie’s first television special, 1980 Floor Show, was broadcast as a part of NBC’s Midnight Special series. This was Bowie’s first appearance after his publicized retirement on […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy TGI music history Friday! On this day in 1966 The Yardbirds made their U.S. debut deplaning in New York for their first two American gigs. Both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck came along for the adventure as lead guitarists, however, Beck quit after just two performances. With an all-star line-up that included Beck […]

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

A while ago, I reported on the suspected opening ceremony playlist for the 2012 Olympics. While the opening ceremonies were more of an abstract fever dream rather then the pageantry and pure unbridled extravagance that was Beijing, they had their own quirky (34 million dollar) charm to it. The closing ceremony, on the other hand, […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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