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This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Fun facts galore on this less-than-sunny Friday in Boston!  Music history is made every week in this city, but now let’s takes a look back and revisit our roots. On this day in 1968 the Rolling Stones released their song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”  Though released as a single, be sure that the track has made […]

Throwback Thursday: The Doors

Throwback Thursday: The Doors

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is featuring The Doors in memory of Ray Manzarek. The famed keyboardist and founding Doors member unfortunately passed away this week at age 74. Los Angeles based psychedelic rockers, The Doors, are known today as one of the most iconic rock bands of the 60s and 70s. The Doors formed in […]

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Hey listeners! The weather is fine and the music scene this week is even finer, so let’s get right down to it. Tonight, May 22nd: Yeasayer at The Sinclair Brooklyn psych-poppers hit this relatively new venue tonight as they continue to promote 2012’s wonderful album The Fragrant World with the Converse Rubber Tracks tour in Cambridge. If […]

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

NonComm: Our Top 5 Discoveries

WERS had a fabulous time at the NonCommvention in Philadelphia! Now that the convention has come to a close, WERS has picked our Top 5 NonComm Discoveries for 2013! Take a look below. 1) Homemade Jamz Blues Band The Homemade Jamz Blues Band first came across peoples’ radars when they came in second place at […]

Explosions In The Sky Score A Film

Explosions In The Sky Score A Film

Prince Avalanche is a remake of the Icelandic movie, Either Way, about two men who spend a summer away from civilization by painting traffic lines on a highway in Texas. The newest film, from David Gordon Green, stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, as Rudd’s looney brother-in-law. Post-rock geniuses, Explosions in the Sky have teamed […]

On the Verge: Villagers

On the Verge: Villagers

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 Villagers! They made their way to the WERS studios all the way from Dublin, Ireland.   Villagers have had an incredible amount of success in their home country. […]

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

New Releases Tuesday: May 21

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. THE NATIONAL, TROUBLE WILL FIND ME Trouble Will Find Me marks the sixth studio album from the indie rock group hailing from Cincinnati. The […]

Billboard Music Awards 2013

Billboard Music Awards 2013

On Sunday, May 19th, the famous Billboard Music Awards occurred at MGM Grand where they honored musicians across the board in a variety of categories—the biggest winner of last night’s award was Taylor Swift, who (somehow) managed to take home an astounding eleven trophies. Of course, the BMA differs from the Grammy Awards, which is […]

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley is a man of soul in more ways than one. Besides having spent decades as a James Brown impersonator–one of the founding fathers of funk–Charles has opened a new chapter in his life, this time using his own name. Bradley has only been seeing his own name on the marquee before he takes […]

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

Italians Do It Better, the label best known for acts such as Glass Candy and Chromatics, has finally released their much anticipated compilation album entitled After Dark 2. Acting as a sequel of some sorts to the first After Dark compilation, the album acts as both an introduction to the many acts that make up […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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