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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

What’s interesting about a Friday morning in early September? Your weekly fix of music history, that’s what. Twenty-eight years ago in 1984, MTV introduced their now annual award show, the MTV Video Music Awards. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd, one of the original cast members of SNL, co-hosted the show. This original broadcast of the […]

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and […]

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 14th-September 16th, 2012 Friday, September 14th BLOC PARTY, CEREMONY—HOUSE OF BLUES Bloc Party, the British Indie-Rock band take the stage at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street on Friday, September 14th. They are currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Four, which dropped on August 20th. Ceremony will be performing […]

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. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers’ last record, I And Love And You, was their well-deserved breakout moment, bringing their joyous […]

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Every week, WERS picks one artist to highlight as our Artist of The Week, and this week we have chosen the Belfast, Northern Ireland-born singer-songwriter, Van Morrison. Morrison will be releasing his 34th studio record, Born To Sing: No Plan B, on October 2nd. Morrison got his musical start when he joined the band Them. Them had several […]

Watch New David Byrne & St. Vincent Video

Nothing beats collaborations. When you combine the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and WERS favorite St. Vincent, you get an album that’s hard to explain (other than that there are plenty of horns in the songs). The two just released the video for their single “Who” off of their record Love This Giant.  Explaining the meaning […]

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are highlighting Art Garfunkel who has recently released “The Singer,” a career-spanning retrospective album. Growing up, I have to admit that I always thought that Simon & Garfunkel were, for lack of a better word, pretty lame.  That changed the first time I watched The Graduate.  Featured heavily on the […]

Concert Watch: September 7th-September 9th

Concert Watch: September 7th-September 9th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 7th-September 9th, 2012 Friday, September 7th GHOSTS OF JUPITER—BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Local Rockers, Ghosts of Jupiter will be taking the stage at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston on Friday, September 7th. They currently have an on-going Music Experience at the Museum of Science Planetarium, in which one can get the full experience […]

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. Animal Collective, Centipede Hz – 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavilion might have made you think Animal Collective were softening up. Not so. Their latest […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy Friday! The final TGIF for August of 2012. For some people Friday is payday and this Friday specifically back in 1969 was payday for a certain man named Bob Dylan. On Friday August 31, 1969 Bob Dylan made his first paid appearance since his near fatal motorcycle accident near his home […]

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