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Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

Noah Lubin Live In Studio

Noah Lubin Live In Studio

Despite the harsh winds and snow that could be seen outside the window, there was something very peaceful about Noah Lubin’s visit to the WERS studio this morning. The Chicago-born and Boston-based guitarist stopped by to play a few songs during WERS’s Chagigah segment. He was polite, professional, and wore a gray newsboy cap throughout […]

Jack White New Album In Progress

Jack White New Album In Progress

Just a week ago were the 55th Grammy Awards, which were especially packed this year with great performances and collaborations from the likes of Mumford & Sons and Elton John. However, one of the greatest performances of the night was none other than Jack White. He played “Love Interruption” and “Freedom At 21” off of […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro

In 1998 Adam Green left Emerson College (it’s true!) after a semester to form The Moldy Peaches with Kimya Dawson. Although the band parted ways in 2004, the two truly had a charming run, perhaps reaching their apex when their song “Anyone Else But You” was featured in the 2007 award winning film Juno. Since […]

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of love songs from Aretha Franklin to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the 46th anniversary of her recording of “Respect.” “Respect” was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, but it’s very easy to forget that when you consider the impact Aretha Franklin […]

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

Concert Watch: February 13th-16th

So it’s Valentine’s Day– you’re in a relationship, you’re lonely, or you’re living with your mom. Some combination of the three. It doesn’t matter, because this week in Boston is chock full of great concerts to distract you from all that chocolate you’re not getting from your true love because they just don’t get it. You’re too […]

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

“Regions Of Light And…” by Jim James

You can tell a lot about Regions Of Light And Sound Of God just from listening to the opening track. It begins quietly: a muted drum roll, a simple but catchy piano riff, the distant sound of a kettle whistling, and then the crooning comes— Jim James’ signature vocals sounding almost unfamiliar in this strangely […]

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

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. PISSED JEANS, HONEYS The Pennsylvania-based noise-rock band, Pissed Jeans, have released their fourth full-length album, Honeys. The record was produced by the British […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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