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This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

As the rain falls from the Boston sky, let’s take a look back at this week in music history and hope for the sun! On August 8th, 1969 an icon that has last decades was created.  On this day photographer Iain McMillan took photos of the Beatles as they crossed Abbey Road.  A police officer […]

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

Throwback Thursday: The Edge of U2

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of U2 to celebrate the 52nd birthday of their guitarist The Edge! David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, was born in 1961 in London, England. Edge was raised in Ireland and attended the Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is here […]

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron

On the Verge: Ian MacFeron Ian MacFeron is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington with folk and blues influences. He was discovered by a local Seattle AAA format radio station, “The Mountain” after he released his first album, Don’t Look Back, in 2003. People continued to request his music and soon Ian MacFeron was shot from […]

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago

In 1991, Jane’s Addiction decided to call it quits and went out with a bang by organizing their own touring festival. With front man Perry Farrell taking the helm, the band hand-selected an extremely diverse lineup of artists, from post-punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees to industrial innovators Nine Inch Nails to rapper Ice-T, in […]

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

So ya’ll might of heard of these guys. They dress up like robots and they’ve been making super popular dance music for a while. Whether or not you like their heavily indebted to the 70s album, Random Access Memories, you can’t deny that they’re kind of a big deal. But before all the soft rock […]

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Concert Watch: August 7th-11th

Greetings, concertgoers! This week brings not only nice weather and good vibes (shut up, I can be a hippie this once), but yet another terrific festival to the New England scene. From Outside the Box to Boston Calling to Summer Arts Weekends, the volume of large-scale musical events in Boston are growing with each passing […]

MGMT Share New Music Video

MGMT Share New Music Video

MGMT have been relatively missing in action since frontman Andrew VanWyngarden announced he had about five songs written and they had begun recording in January of 2012. The band has been sporadically playing shows through out the US since then. Their song “Alien Days” was released this past April 20th and their self-titled album is […]

“Wrote a Song for Everyone” by John Fogerty

“Wrote a Song for Everyone” by John Fogerty

If there’s one thing Clearance Clearwater Revival’s frontman John Fogerty can still do, it’s play great rock and roll. The legendary musician put out his ninth studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, on his 68th birthday. Fogerty actually did write a song for everyone, collaborating with a variety of renowned artists from Kid Rock to […]

New Releases Tuesday: August 6

New Releases Tuesday: August 6

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. THE CIVIL WARS, THE CIVIL WARS In November, The Civil Wars announced that they were splitting up as a band due to “internal […]

Death Grips Don’t Show at Lollapalooza

Death Grips Don’t Show at Lollapalooza

Most bands would kill for a spot at a major music festival, particularly the Chicago-based Lollapalooza. It has been a staple of the summer music fest scene for years; the festival brings over 160,000 fans during its three day run and boasts a diverse assortment of musicians. Still, there was one band who just didn’t […]

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