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Phoenix Kicks Off Tour

Phoenix Kicks Off Tour

After a two year break, Phoenix finally kicked off their Bankrupt! tour with a string of west coast shows. Opening the tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, the band played the entirety of both their new album, Bankrupt!, and 2009’s Grammy-winning, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This segment of the tour acts as a warm-up […]

Vampire Weekend Video Sparks Controversy

Vampire Weekend Video Sparks Controversy

Indie rockers and baroque poppers Vampire Weekend have recently pushed back the release date for their third album, titled Modern Vampires of the City, from May 7th to May 14th. While this announcement garnered some negative attention, the band is receiving major criticism over their recent music video for the single “Diane Young.” In this […]

City and Colour New Single

City and Colour New Single

On March 27th, Dallas Green, or more commonly known by his stage name City and Colour, announced that he would be releasing a new album titled The Hurry and The Harm on June 4th. Two weeks ago, City and Colour released their single “Of Space and Time” and according to Green’s Facebook page, he was […]

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 […]

My Chemical Romance Announces Split

My Chemical Romance Announces Split

Teen angst all over the world suffered a blow this week when My Chemical Romance announced the end of their time together.  For the past twelve years, MCR have provided a soundtrack for teens that felt any rage, anger, or sadness– so, everyone at some point. Over their career the band released four albums, starting […]

Throwback Thursday: John Denver Tribute

Throwback Thursday: John Denver Tribute

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set John Denver covers to commemorate the release of his upcoming tribute album The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver. John Denver was one of the most beloved and acclaimed singer-songwriters to emerge from the folk-music scene of the late 1960s and 1970s. A […]

Concert Watch 3/27-4/2

Concert Watch 3/27-4/2

The Rocket Summer – Brighton Music Hall, Wednesday, March 27 The Rocket Summer, solo-project of Bryce Avary based out of Fort Worth, Texas, is coming to the Brighton Music Hall tonight. Avary, a multi-instumentalist and singer-songwriter produces every track on The Rocket Summer records (he even plays all of the instruments, talk about a “one […]

On the Verge: Passenger

On the Verge: Passenger

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 the British Indie singer-songwriter, Mike Rosenberg more commonly known by his stage name, Passenger. Rosenberg began his career as the front man for the band of the […]

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Rose Cousins Live In Studio

Halifax Canada’s Rose Cousins brought nothing more than herself and a couple instruments for her in-studio performance at WERS for live music week. As of lately, however, she has been proudly calling Boston her “second home,” and we caught her in rare form, not surrounded by a group of tight knit Boston musicians. She seemed […]

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

Artist of the Week: Frank Turner

This week WERS is featuring English folk-punker Frank Turner as our Artist of the Week! Frank Turner was not always solo.  He first rose to prominence in the early 00′s with the post-hardcore band Million Dead.  After that band’s split, however, Turner went in a different direction.  Influenced by Johnny Cash’s excellent American series (with […]

Emerson College

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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