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New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

New Franz Ferdinand Album Announced

Four years since the release of their third studio album, Tonight, Franz Ferdinand announced the release date of their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, August 27th. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the indie alternative band emerged at the peak of the 2000’s post-punk revival. Entering the charts with their debut, self-titled album, Franz […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Happy Friday, listeners! Just as it’s been a beautiful week here in Boston, it’s been a lovely week in the world of music history. Here’s a couple fun facts to get you through yet another gorgeous, sunny weekend (total pain, right?). Today marks the birthday of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and possibly complete […]

Phoenix Live at NomComm

Phoenix Live at NomComm

WERS is bringing you exclusive content from NonCommvention in Philadelphia all week long as we discover the hottest up-and-coming performers and celebrate established artists we love. The first evening of programming was eclectic and exciting, ranging from bluegrass to punk and culminating in one of the larger acts of the evening, French-born group Phoenix promoting […]

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at NonComm

At the surface, a pairing like Steve Martin and Edie Brickell might seem unrealistic at best. A 67-year-old comedian teaming up with Paul Simon’s wife? Yet long-time fans of Martin know that he is just as adept with the banjo as he is with comedy. That’s part of the reason his Non-Comm performance with Brickell, […]

Kurt Vile At NonComm

Kurt Vile At NonComm

Kurt Vile’s set is scheduled to go on at 9:25 PM. You’d never know, since he’d been mingling through the crowd since forty-five minutes beforehand. He also jumped on stage twenty minutes before the set set for sound check, and remained there until he began playing. It’s a little flustering when the host introduces him […]

WERS Goes to Non Comm 2013!

WERS Goes to Non Comm 2013!

WERS headed to Philadelphia for Non Comm 2013. Take a peek at what we saw

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Beach Boys in honor of the 47th anniversary of the release of their legendary album, Pet Sounds. Surf rockers, the Beach Boys are one of the most prominent American rock bands of all time and especially during the 60s and 70s. The Beach […]

New Order to Release New Live Album

New Order to Release New Live Album

Since reuniting in 2011, New Order has made a lot of news in the music world. Frontman Bernard Sumner performed a duet with Brandon Flowers during a recent concert, the band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, they announced tour dates with Johnny Marr and SPIN called them one of the best things they saw at […]

Concert Watch: May 15th-17th

Concert Watch: May 15th-17th

Happy Wednesday, concert-goers! Whether you’re passing through town for a graduation or two or are a permanent resident of the Boston scene, this week promises a bunch of terrific shows from new and established artists hoping to win you over with new material. Shall we take a look? Tonight, May 15 – Vampire Weekend @ […]

On the Verge: Marie Miller

On the Verge: Marie Miller

  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 folk singer-songwriter Marie Miller, who hails from the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Miller comes from a large and musical family; she’s the third of ten children. As she grew […]

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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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