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Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

Phoenix New Music Video

Phoenix New Music Video

A couple of weeks ago Phoenix released a song titled “Entertainment” which is the first single off of their upcoming album Bankrupt! A few days ago Phoenix released a music video for this newly released song. The video was directed by Patrick Daughters who most notably did “1234” by Feist and has also worked with […]

Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise

Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise

Reykjavik Calling’s second year was a rousing success, bringing together some of Boston’s finest and pairing them with two of Iceland’s rising stars. The Paradise was packed with a loud and lively crowd who were eagerly anticipating a concert filled with unforgettable performances, collaborations, and camaraderie between Iceland and Boston. Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley Stefánsdóttir kicked […]

Steve Reich Premier

Steve Reich Premier

Its very inspiring to see two musicians, who exist in two different realms of music, come together and inspire each other. Steve Reich, the minimalist composer of Music for 18 Musicians (along many other fabulous compositions), announced early last year that he was going to premiere a piece of music titled “Radio Rewrite”. According to […]

“In Time” by The Mavericks

“In Time” by The Mavericks

Ever since 1989, The Mavericks have been wooing the Western Hemisphere with their country Cuban sound – and despite an eight year hiatus – their new album In Time, released February 26th by Valory Music, proves no less successful. Although the reason for the band’s 2003 breakup is rather ambiguous, their website explains that during […]

DeVotchKa Live at HOB

DeVotchKa Live at HOB

DeVotchKa may be the best bar band in the world. To the tune of “Comrade Z”, heard live at the House of Blues, March 9, 2013, I found myself remembering a small, dark hotel cafe in northern Paris, where I once drank five-euro rum & cokes while a circle of locals strum and drum their […]

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

50 years after playing their first show and releasing their first album, The Rolling Stones are set to tour again this summer. Recently, according to numerous music news sites (Rolling Stone, NME, Billboard, etc.) a “concert business source” has confirmed that the Stones plan to play 18 concerts in North America this year. In addition, […]

Ásgeir Trausti Live In Studio

Ásgeir Trausti Live In Studio

Now an annual event, our very own Reykjavik Calling is bringing to Boston some of Iceland’s finest and pairing them up with a host of talented, local acts. One of the main Icelandic attractions, Ásgeir Trausti, took some time out of his schedule to stop by the WERS studio and perform a three song, acoustic […]

Sóley Live In Studio

Sóley Live In Studio

On Thursday, Icelandic folk artist Sóley came into the studio to perform a live set for WERS in preparation for Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise, where she will be performing alongside Ásgeir Trausti, The Adam Ezra Group, and Kris Delmhorst. Sóley, a member of the Icelandic folk collective Seabear, began her solo career in 2010 […]

25th Anniversary of R.E.M.’s Green

25th Anniversary of R.E.M.’s Green

R.E.M. announced through their website this past Tuesday that they’ll be re-releasing their 1988 album, Green, as a deluxe edition on May 14th. Released twenty five years ago on Warner Bros. Records, the album was the bands major label breakthrough featuring the hits “Orange Crush,” “Stand,” “Pop Song 89,” and “Get Up.” The original album […]

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