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Stream The Replacements Live

Stream The Replacements Live

The pioneers of alternative rock, The Replacements, are back. The ‘Mats played their first show in 22 years this past weekend at Riot Fest in Toronto and performed a career spanning, 23 song long set. Paul Westerberg apologized for “taking so long” to play live again and jokingly blamed it on an unresolved wardrobe dispute. […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 27th

New Releases Tuesday: August 27th

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. BLACK JOE LEWIS, Electric Slave The latest release from Black Joe Lewis is the perfect mix of Jack White and The Black Keys. […]

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

Artist of the Week: Franz Ferdinand

This week we are featuring Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand as our Artist of the Week. Having taken their name from the archduke whose assassination launched World War I, Franz Ferdinand exploded onto the music scene within just two years of forming when their second single, “Take Me Out,” hit No. 3 on the UK […]

“The Hurry and the Harm” by City and Colour

“The Hurry and the Harm” by City and Colour

I’m still not sure if I’m over everything that City and Colour’s Dallas Green put us through with his debut, Sometimes (I Wish). It is the articulation for everyone who has lost something too great, to have the ability to speak just yet. Ever since, Green has been giving us so much sorrow to sulk, […]

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

As always, this week was full of exciting music history! Twenty bucks says that you probably can guess who drove a car into a pool on this day in 1967. On this day in 1970, Lou Reed performed with The Velvet Underground for the last time at the famed New York club Max’s Kansas City. […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

Throwback Thursday: John Lee Hooker

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from the late John Lee Hooker to celebrate what would have been his 96th birthday. John Lee Hooker was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the youngest of eleven children whose father was a Baptist preacher. Hooker and his siblings were only allowed to […]

“Paracosm” by Washed Out

“Paracosm” by Washed Out

Chillwave, along with the other short-lived genre names like witch house, are best left to abandoned blog posts and tumblrs, but the name still lives on due to the absolute pressure of having to categorize every single sound or musical style. To be fair, for one short moment (the summer of 2011, I guess), chillwave […]

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Concert Watch: August 21st-28th

Tonight – August 21st – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, House of Blues Eighties pop rock will certainly be alive and well in Boston this evening. The happy married couple come to Boston this evening to hit the city with their best shot.  They met in 1979 and then married shortly after in 1982.  Since […]

“Pura Vida Conspiracy” by Gogol Bordello

“Pura Vida Conspiracy” by Gogol Bordello

There’s a good reason why Gogol Bordello have been at the forefront of gypsy punk music for much of their nearly 15-year existence. After his family was forced out of their Kiev home following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the band’s frontman, Eugene Hütz, spent the next five years jumping from refugee camp to refugee camp. […]

On The Verge: Marcella Rose

On The Verge: Marcella Rose

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 punk rock band Marcella Rose, who came up north to Boston from Pembroke Pines, Florida. We have Blink-182 to thank for the founding of Marcella Rose. One […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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