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The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

There’s a new way to see your favorite artists without spending a dime (no, not by sneaking in the back door)! The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, an organization dedicated to the end of extreme poverty, allows concertgoers to win tickets through social activism. Huge acts like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Brandi [...]

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Good afternoon, concert-goers! This week’s lineup is almost as good as the weather we’ve been having, so let’s get down to it so you can start snapping up your tickets! Friday May 3rd- He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ The Middle East This up-and-coming L.A. band is on the verge of widespread notoriety after [...]

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. Akron/Family, Sub Verses This is the seventh full studio album from the folk rock experimental trio, Akron/Family. The album was produced by Randall Dunn. [...]

On the Verge: Nico Rivers

On the Verge: Nico Rivers

Nico Rivers, the self-described one man band and Emerson alumni, stopped by the WERS studios to play, not one, but two songs from his latest EP, To The Bone. A native of Marsh Field, Massachusetts’ shore line, Rivers has slowly built up his own brand of unique, bluesy-inspired folk music. A few years ago, Rivers [...]

Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg took to the stage at the beautiful and acoustically fantastic Berklee Performance Center at around 8pm Sunday night. Flanked by a full band for about 2/3rds of his set, Bragg played a career spanning set that lasted a good two hours. Bragg’s politically charged reputation proved true as he held court on everything [...]

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

Artist of the Week: Laura Marling

WERS is featuring Laura Marling as our Artist of the Week! The 23 year old singer-songwriter came out of the London folk scene around the same time as some bands you may have heard of such as Noah and the Whale and some boy band called Mumford and Sons, even doing a stint for a [...]

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

One Fund Benefit Show at HOB

It has been two weeks since the Boston marathon bombing and the amazing support from so many Bostonians have helped so many. Benefits and relief efforts have been popping up in the past weeks and have been raising countless dollars to help those who suffered on Marathon Monday. Boston locals, the Dropkick Murphys were on [...]

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James is a somewhat odd fellow. Band leader of the almighty indie rock, jam band hybrid My Morning Jacket, James has traversed through many spiritual and musical journeys during his fifteen years with the band. And now, with the release of Regions of Light and Sound of God, James has decided to strike out [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Now that the week is wrapping up, let’s take a brief look back in music history… On April 26 in 1980, Blondie hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart with the track “Call Me.” This was the group’s fourth single to hit the No. 1 slot in their long-lived career. “Call Me,” was featured [...]

Ra Ra Riot Live in Studio

Ra Ra Riot Live in Studio

Wes, Milo, Mathieu, Rebecca, and Kenny of Ra Ra Riot all sit in the lobby of the WERS studios wearily dining on soup and bread from Panera, using their gig cases as tables. The group looks tired but greets everyone with smiles. The band’s new album is called Beta Love. Released in January 2013, this [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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