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Rare Elliott Smith Tracks to be Released on His Birthday

Rare Elliott Smith Tracks to be Released on His Birthday

With Elliott Smith’s birthday just four days away (he would have turned 43), Kill Rock Stars, his former label, is going to mark the occasion by releasing a compilation of unreleased and rare tracks. In addition to this, Kill Rock Stars will also reissue the well-loved Either/Or as well as an 180-gram vinyl of his self-titled album from […]

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating Garth Hudson’s birthday with a set of songs from The Band. It probably would not be hard to argue that among most circles there’s at least a few members of The Band – Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and Rick Danko, at least – who are better known than […]

U2, Coldplay, Dirty Projectors in Video Game Soundtrack

U2, Coldplay, Dirty Projectors in Video Game Soundtrack

Great news for basketball video game enthusiasts and music lovers alike was released through Billboard today. Jay-Z is executive producing the new NBA 2K13 game and bringing with him a soundtrack loaded with huge artists and great songs. The soundtrack is full of rap & hip-hop, which is to be expected, with six songs from […]

Concert Watch: August 3-5, 2012

Concert Watch: August 3-5, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 3-5, 2012 Friday, August 3rd O.A.R, REBELUTION—BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION On Friday, August 3rd rock band O.A.R—which stands of Of A Revolution—are performing at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday, August 3rd. Expect to hear tracks off of all seven of their records. California-based Reggae act Rebelution are performing that night […]

David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne & St. Vincent Release Second Song

David Byrne and St. Vincent have shared the second song to their collaborative album, Love This Giant. The song is titled “Weekend In The Dust” and will be one of twelve tracks. When the two broke the news of their dream collaboration, they granted fans with “Who” which was immediately overwhelmed with all of the […]

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin Announces 2012 Tour

Patty Griffin is a legend in her own right, and has certainly been busy in the past few years. Between her Grammy-winning solo album Downtown Church and extensive side endeavors (most significantly her “Band of Joy” project with Robert Plant), Griffin was excited and relieved to announce that she would be bringing things “back to […]

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. Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions Vol 2 – English soul singer Joss Stone is back with her sixth solo record. The album is […]

The Boss is Coming to Boston & Expands Summer Tour

The Boss is Coming to Boston & Expands Summer Tour

The classics are making a comeback in Beantown in 2012. Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going to be playing the TD Bank North Garden November 26th, but there is even more anticipation for a touring true blooded American. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are going to be playing to back-to-back shows at […]

Artist Of The Week: The Head and the Heart

Artist Of The Week: The Head and the Heart

Every week, WERS highlights an artist we love in our Artist of the Week series. This week we have picked Seattle-based The Head and the Heart! After their fantastic live set at WERS last week, as well as an amazing performance at the Newport Folk Festival, we can’t stop listening. The Head and the Heart have achieved […]

Newport Folk Festival: Jackson Browne

Newport Folk Festival: Jackson Browne

It’s always sad to see the weekend-long events of Newport Folk Fest wrap up on Sunday evening, and there was one more performance to go before the festival officially concluded. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne was scheduled as the headliner for Sunday, and it was a fitting way to end the […]

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