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“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

“Underneath the Rainbow” by The Black Lips

After logging in six studio albums, ten or more years of extensive touring experience, and releasing a well-received indie-documentary, the resume of The Black Lips, arguably the most hardworking and unstoppable garage punk band around, seems it could not get any longer. Yet the band shows no signs of slowing down and has cranked out […]

“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

“Upside Down Mountain” by Conor Oberst

You can take the Conor Oberst out of Bright Eyes, but you can’t take the indie folk out of Conor Oberst. With his distinct, warbling voice and talent for meaningful, poetic lyrics, Oberst’s music is unmistakable no matter what moniker it is released under. There is no denying that Oberst shaped his brand of simple […]

“A Sea of Split Peas” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett, 24 year old singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, gets the ‘slacker’ label tagged onto her in almost anything ever written about her. I wouldn’t call writing two of the most entertaining and refreshing EPs in recent memory slacking off. I know a lot of slackers, and they can’t find the energy to even listen to […]

“So Long, See You Tomorrow” by Bombay Bicycle Club

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen Bombay Bicycle Club on the scene, but they’ve come back (once again) with a completely different sound. Starting off with a jaunty, layered chorus of guitars, their newest album, So Long, See You Tomorrow enters with an all-new air of theatricality infused with psychedelic, almost pop at times, rock. […]

The Antlers Live In Studio

The Antlers Live In Studio

While at first a solo project, The Antlers stormed the WERS studio last Tuesday. Peter Silberman, the founding member of the project, and his three band members took the time to play a few songs off of their new album Familiars. Metacritic and Pitchfork have hailed The Antlers latest release, Familiars, as “satisfying” and “a rewarding […]

Air Traffic Controller Live at The Sinclair

Air Traffic Controller Live at The Sinclair

Four Boston-based bands gathered at The Sinclair in a grand celebration of WERS’ 65th, bringing with them their own style of music, dance, and birthday cheer! Bent Shapes opened the evening with garage-charm and good humor aimed at a small but growing crowd. Formerly known as Girlfriends, the trio – guitarist Ben Potrykus, bassist Supriya Gunda, […]

Damon Albarn Live at Royale

Damon Albarn Live at Royale

It was a little over twenty-years ago when Blur released their seminal album, Parklife. Blur singer Damon Albarn’s toothy grin and tousled brown hair had been a fixture in the British music scene since 1991’s top-fifty UK hit, “She’s So High,” but Parklife was the first time his ambitions were sprawled over the entirety of […]

Throwback Thursdays at WERS

Throwback Thursdays at WERS

Tune in to 88.9 every Thursday at 5:00 PM to savor some of your old favorites

tUnE-yArDs Live at Royale

tUnE-yArDs Live at Royale

On a stage swathed in pink fabric and watched over by a swarm of blue-irised evil eyes, Tune Yards (ahem, tUnE-yArDs) with opener, Sylvan Esso, wowed Royale’s eager crowd. After watching both bands, it was clear that the headliner could easily hold the party on their own, but the more company, the better. The party was […]

Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten and opening act Torres set out to dispel any misconceptions that singer-songwriter acts are tame, captivating a sold-out crowd at The Sinclair with two high-intensity sets. The artists may have preached to the choir though, as there was a palpable, excited buzz going through the young and smart-looking crowd before either act […]

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