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Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is celebrating the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen in honor of the 29th anniversary of the release of his album Born in the USA.  Bruce Springsteen was born in 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey and is still performing and touring today at the age of 63. Springsteen has been […]

Concert Watch: June 5th-June 7th

Concert Watch: June 5th-June 7th

Good morning, music lovers! Now that the heat wave has subsided, we can focus less on the trying not to melt thing and more on the seeing shows that are great thing. Remember that? To help your memory along, a bevy of terrific musicians are hitting Boston this week, so let’s proceed! Tonight, June 5th […]

On the Verge: Skinny Bones

On the Verge: Skinny Bones

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 weeks’ artist On the Verge is Boston’s own duo, Skinny Bones!  The group is composed of singer and guitarist Jacob Rosati and drummer Chris Stoppiello.  The two started playing together last November after […]

New Releases Tuesday: June 4

New Releases Tuesday: June 4

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. BEN FOLDS FIVE, BEN FOLDS FIVE LIVE This is the fourth album release for the alternative trio led by pianist and singer, Ben Folds. This […]

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Arts & Crafts is about more than paper maché and rubber stamping; it’s something that has undoubtedly become a staple in the vocabulary of any indie music fan. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Arts & Crafts Productions is a record label founded by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew. Remedios, a former Virgin Records exec, and […]

Artist of the Week: Lissie

Artist of the Week: Lissie

WERS is featuring singer-songwriter Lissie as our Artist of the Week! Born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus to an interior designer and a physician, Lissie had developed an early interest in music that lead her to perform in school theatre productions such as Annie (in which she played the title role). By the time she finished her studies […]

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Laurie Anderson, wife of Lou Reed, the 71 year old founding member of The Velvet Underground, has revealed that Reed is recovering from surgery at a clinic in Cleveland, OH. Reed has had a long history with drugs and alcohol, fueling inspiration for the songs that made The Velvet Underground both famous and tremendously influential, […]

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

Pixies fans rejoice. Currently in works is a coffee table book documenting the Boston-based alternative rock band Pixies. Perhaps one of the most influential bands in indie rock history, Pixies formed in Boston in 1986 and disbanded in 1993. Pixies members went on to focus on their separate careers until reuniting in 2004. The book […]

This Week In Music History: May 26th-June 2nd

This Week In Music History: May 26th-June 2nd

As another month comes to an end, it’s time to look back at this week in music history.  It seems like music history is made every week, and this week is no different. On May 29, 1967, a small festival was held at the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall in Spalding, Lincoln, England. The cost of […]

Throwback Thursday: John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Throwback Thursday: John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is featuring John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival in honor of his new album, Wrote A Song For Everyone. John Fogerty is a musician and songwriter hailing from Berkeley California. He is most well known for being the lead singer and guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band was […]

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