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Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Chicago has Lollapalooza. New York has The Governors Ball. San Francisco has Outside Lands. Now, Boston has Boston Calling. The two day festival, announced earlier this week, will take place on May 25 and 26 (the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).) But where can a large music festival be held in Boston? The […]

Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes

Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes

You know that catchy little song off The Stroke’s first album It This It, that plays right before “Someday”? Remember how Julian Casablanca’s signature, distorted vocals and the band’s garage, new rock instrumentation sounds on the song “Barely Legal”? Well, the rap game’s newest it-girl, Azealia Banks has covered “Barely Legal” over a synth-heavy beat […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from punk anomaly Lou Reed, who will turn 71 years old this Saturday! Throughout his career Lou Reed has weaved through many different styles of punk, experimental and avant-garde. He established himself as a rock visionary as the leader of the Velvet Underground and continued […]

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 […]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release New Music

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release New Music

After nearly four years since the release of their record, It’s Blitz! the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are making a long awaited come back with the release of a new album. Sure, we’ve heard material from members like lead singer, Karen O and guitarist, Nick Zinner in the past few years, but there is no denying […]

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. JOHNNY MARR, THE MESSENGER Johnny Marr, best known as the guitarist of The Smiths, has released his first entirely solo album, The Messenger. […]

Passion Pit “Carried Away” Music Video

Passion Pit “Carried Away” Music Video

Passion Pit released the fourth single “Carried Away” off of their most recent album Gossamer in early January, but earlier this month the band released a music video for the upbeat electronic love song. The music video for “Carried Away” came out on Valentine’s Day this year and was uploaded to the passionpitVEVO channel on […]

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

Artist of the Week: The Postal Service

This week WERS is featuring The Postal Service as our Artist of the Week.  The band was formed when Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) lent some vocals to Jimmy Tamborello’s (AKA Dntel) album Life Is Full of Possibilities.  This led to them making an EP of remixes which in turn led them to the decision […]

The Beatles: “Blackbird”

The Beatles: “Blackbird”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

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