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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 […]

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

Amy Winehouse Documentary in Production

In her tragically short life, Amy Winehouse was able to have a huge impact musically and culturally. The story of Winehouse’s twenty-seven years of life will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from director Asif Kapadia. Kapadia is critically acclaimed for his documentary, Senna, about race-car driver Aryton Senna, which won awards at the […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Richie Havens in remembrance of his life and career. Richie Havens was an American folk rock guitarist, songwriter, and activist born in Brooklyn in 1941. Havens left Brooklyn at age 20, released his first two albums for Douglas Records and went on to sign […]

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Concert Watch: April 24th-26th

Greetings, concertgoers! It’s been a powerful week here in Boston, and there’s an equally compelling concert lineup this week to take the edge off. Let’s take a gander at this week’s lineup: Tonight, April 24th: Robyn Hitchcock at the Paradise The prolific guitarist dabbled in a number of bands over his forty years in the […]

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. PHOENIX, BANKRUPT! Phoenix, the French rock band who hail from Versailles, have released their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!. Philippe Zdar, one half of […]

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

On the Verge: Hey Marseilles

It takes a lot of effort to set up a band with as many people and instruments as Hey Marseilles brought into the WERS studio this afternoon for On the Verge, but the hard work definitely paid off. The Seattle band’s set filled the room with beautiful and unique sounds that commanded the attention of […]

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

Lana Del Rey and The Great Gatsby

“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful,” sensuous singer Lana Del Rey sings in her brand new track, “Young & Beautiful”. The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby will include the lush Lana Del Rey ballad as the first single from the compilation. In recent weeks, […]

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix and R. Kelly at Coachella

Phoenix has been having an amazing year in 2013. The French band is about to release their fifth studio album Bankrupt! on April 23 after releasing the extremely popular single off of the album “Entertainment.” Phoenix has also been making the rounds on the festival circuit including an amazing performance at Coachella last week. Phoenix […]

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

“The Next Day” by David Bowie

WERS is celebrating David Bowie’s latest release, The Next Day, as our April Album of the Month! “Here I am, not quite dying,” David Bowie chants along on the upbeat title track to his first new album in ten years, The Next Day. “My body left to rot in a hollow tree, its branches throwing shadows on […]

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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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