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Newport Folk Festival: Exclusive Dawes Interview

Newport Folk Festival: Exclusive Dawes Interview

It’s Saturday at Newport Folk Festival and who better to chat with than with the WERS favorite Dawes? I sat down for an exclusive interview with Griffin Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith, Tay Strathairn, Wylie Gelber and before they hit the main stage this afternoon to hear about their thoughts on Newport, how they perform, and their growing fame. Nina: What’s it […]

Newport Folk Festival: Spirit Family Reunion

Newport Folk Festival: Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion were the second band to play Newport’s Harbor stage this weekend, and even with being so early in the lineup, they delivered a performance I’m sure to be using as a standard for others for the remainder of the festival. The six-piece New York City group induced much hand-clapping during their set […]

Newport Folk Festival: Brown Bird

Newport Folk Festival: Brown Bird

Rhode Island natives David Lamb and Morgan Eve Swain of Brown Bird kicked off the festival at Newport’s Fort Stage early Saturday morning. While this was not Brown Bird’s first time at the festival, it was Lamb and Swain’s great pleasure to be featured on this year’s main stage. “It feels so great that Newport has faith in […]

Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

That’s right, the folk innovator was herself once a newcomer to the burgeoning scene, and of all venues, at the legendary Newport Folk Festival – the same one we’re bringing news from this weekend. Forty-five years ago this month, she walked on to a less than welcoming audience there, only to leave them mesmerized by […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday and TGIF! And an interesting one for music history per usual, of course. On July 27, 1979 in Scottsdale, Arizona, an Indian art store owned by shock rocker Alice Cooper was firebombed, resulting in $200,000 worth of destruction to the shop. Cooper, unsurprisingly, had been making some negative remarks regarding disco music (who could blame […]

Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Newport Folk Festival Coverage

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Throwback Thursday: Queen

Throwback Thursday: Queen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Roger Taylor’s birthday with a set of Queen songs. In early 1970, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of the band Smile were encouraged by a 24 year old Farrokh Bulsara to change their name to “Queen” following the departure of their bassist, Tim Staffell.  Bulsara […]

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

It’s one of the most popular album covers from the ’60s and is reprinted and reposted nearly everywhere imaginable nowadays. It’s time The Velvet Underground and Nico’s popular self-titled debut from 1967 will be treated to a deluxe reissue to celebrate the record’s 45 anniversary. On October 1st, the album will come out on Universal […]

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: July 27th-July 29th, 2012. Friday, July 27th SUZANNE VEGA—COPLEY SQUARE PARK On Friday, July 27th, folk singer Suzanne Vega will be performing in the great outdoors at Copley Square Park in Copley Square. Expect to hear some new tracks off of her forthcoming album, Close-up Vol. 4, Songs of Family. Saturday, July 28th FRANK […]

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. Passion Pit, Gossamer – Passion Pit’s sophomore album doesn’t disappoint. While some songs are as evocative and airy as the album’s name, others are […]

Emerson College

To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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