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Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

Jack White New Album In Progress

Jack White New Album In Progress

Just a week ago were the 55th Grammy Awards, which were especially packed this year with great performances and collaborations from the likes of Mumford & Sons and Elton John. However, one of the greatest performances of the night was none other than Jack White. He played “Love Interruption” and “Freedom At 21” off of […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of love songs from Aretha Franklin to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the 46th anniversary of her recording of “Respect.” “Respect” was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, but it’s very easy to forget that when you consider the impact Aretha Franklin […]

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

So it’s Valentine’s Day– you’re in a relationship, you’re lonely, or you’re living with your mom. Some combination of the three. It doesn’t matter, because this week in Boston is chock full of great concerts to distract you from all that chocolate you’re not getting from your true love because they just don’t get it. You’re too […]

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. PISSED JEANS, HONEYS The Pennsylvania-based noise-rock band, Pissed Jeans, have released their fourth full-length album, Honeys. The record was produced by the British […]

Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

This week WERS is featuring English musician and songwriter Johnny Marr. The number of accolades and bands that Marr has contributed is enough to stop a music lover in their tracks. Over the span of his career, Marr has contributed significantly to bands like Morrissey, The Smiths, Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Grab a set a headphones and a warm blanket because the snowmaggedon of Nor’easter Nemo is just hours away. We’ve got just enough time to squeeze in your weekly fix of music history. February 3, 1959 marked a tragic day for the new rock n’ roll movement. When a plane crash in Iowa resulted in the deaths […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from British punk-rockers the Clash to honor the 34th anniversary of their first North American tour! The Sex Pistols may have jump-started the British punk movement, but the Clash had perfected it with their outlaw image, righteous politics and a roots-influenced sound that earned them passionate followings in […]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little […]

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