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Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

Artist of the Week: Johnny Marr

This week WERS is featuring English musician and songwriter Johnny Marr. The number of accolades and bands that Marr has contributed is enough to stop a music lover in their tracks. Over the span of his career, Marr has contributed significantly to bands like Morrissey, The Smiths, Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Grab a set a headphones and a warm blanket because the snowmaggedon of Nor’easter Nemo is just hours away. We’ve got just enough time to squeeze in your weekly fix of music history. February 3, 1959 marked a tragic day for the new rock n’ roll movement. When a plane crash in Iowa resulted in the deaths [...]

Milo Greene Live In Studio

Milo Greene Live In Studio

For an indie band that describes their songs as “melancholy”, the members of Milo Greene sure were happy during their live session in the WERS studio. Though just back from an exhausting whirlwind trip in the United Kingdom, promoting their self-titled album, the band was all smiles and jokes as they set up. Though many [...]

“Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

When it comes to the latest music releases, apart from recommendations by friends and trusted sources, the artwork of an album is so important in deciding what we take the time to hear. When looking at Ra Ra Riot’s three full-length LP’s, their album art has been actually incredibly well representative of what lies within [...]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from British punk-rockers the Clash to honor the 34th anniversary of their first North American tour! The Sex Pistols may have jump-started the British punk movement, but the Clash had perfected it with their outlaw image, righteous politics and a roots-influenced sound that earned them passionate followings in [...]

“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

Seth Glier’s 2012 Grammy nomination came as a massive surprise. Born and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, the young songwriter was barely out of the gate when his second album The Next Right Thing was nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. While he did lose to one of the most popular bands in [...]

Mumford & Sons Live at TD Garden

Mumford & Sons Live at TD Garden

When Grammy Award nominee Mumford & Sons played Boston’s TD Garden last night, it was the first time I had ever been to an arena show that large. I have made a habit to avoid these types of shows at all costs, even if it meant missing an act that I really loved. Based entirely [...]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little [...]

On the Verge: Sonny Smith

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 week’s artist On The Verge is the San San Francisco native singer-songwriter and playwright, Sonny Smith. He has traveled the across the Rocky Mountains as well as Central America—voyages that have highly influenced the folk-style [...]

New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

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. FRIGHTENED RABBIT: PEDESTRIAN VERSE Scott Hutchison and the guys in Frightened Rabbit have released their fourth full-length album, Pedestrian Verse. The record is [...]

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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