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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy freezing, frigid, frosty Friday. I may literally turn into snowman sometime soon, but to get you through the steadily dropping temperatures here is today’s music history fix. On this day in 1971, Charles Manson and three female members of his “family” (creepy) were found guilty of seven counts of murder in the first [...]

Throwback Thursday: Warren Zevon

Throwback Thursday: Warren Zevon

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from folk-rock legend Warren Zevon, who would have turned 66 years old today! Born in Chicago, Illinois, Warren Zevon’s love of music began with an early fascination of classical music when he became acquainted with Robert Craft and Igor Stravinsky. At age 16, shortly after his parents’ [...]

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

Concert Watch: Jan 23rd-Jan 26th

We get it, concertgoers. It’s hot, then it’s cold, then the T is shut down five minutes before you need to be at work and life has hit its all-time low. But your depression-numbed brain has forgotten about something, friends, and we’d be insulted if you weren’t all so cute. It’s the healing power of [...]

On the Verge: Family Of The Year

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 Los Angeles based indie quintet Family of the Year. The band consists of brothers Sebastian and Joseph Keefe (both of whom have local recognition in Boston as [...]

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. RA RA RIOT: BETA LOVE American indie rock group Ra Ra Riot released their third full-length album today entitled Beta Love. The Syracuse, [...]

Discover: “Walk The Moon”

January’s Album of the Month is the self-titled release from Cincinnati-based rockers Walk The Moon. Walk the Moon’s self-titled debut on RCA Records was released this past June, so its christening as Album of the Month for this month isn’t exactly timely. Furthermore, as any WTM devotee will gladly point out, many of the songs [...]

Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Artist of the Week: Tegan and Sara

Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara are this week’s Artist of the Week here at WERS. Hailing from Calgary, the duo is comprised of identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. Both sisters play guitar, keyboards, sing, and write the music together. Tegan and Sara began writing music together at age 15 when they [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday! The temperatures seem to be steadily plummeting but don’t let that get you down. Here’s your weekly fix of music history madness. First off today commemorates a particular day of anarchy in the U.K. when in 1978 the Sex Pistols concluded their U.S. tour and their career. Rotten had become increasingly frustrated with [...]

Throwback Thursday: Steve Earle

Throwback Thursday: Steve Earle

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from roots rocker Steve Earle in honor of his 58th birthday! Born in Virginia and raised in Texas, Steve Earle began playing guitar at age 11 and has straddled the line between rock and country ever since. His 1986 debut album Guitar Town had attracted fans of both genres, topping [...]

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Concert Watch: Jan 16th-19th

Happy Wednesday, concert-goers! Whether you’re starting out a new job, a new year, or a new semester, nothing hits the spot at the end of a long day quite like live music. As per usual, we’re here to help! Here’s the rundown of the amazing shows the Boston area has to look forward to in the coming week: [...]

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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