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“Things I Should Let You Know” by Seth Glier

“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

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 […]

The Lumineers at House of Blues

The Lumineers at House of Blues

It had only been about six months since the Denver-based folk-rock band, The Lumineers had played the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. But there was a big difference between the two shows and it wasn’t the drop in temperature. They were headlining. Their self-titled debut record was released in April of this last year […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

When New York power pop rockers fun. arrived in Boston last night, over two thousand fans flocked to the Orpheum Theater nestled in downtown’s theater district. The crowd, that ranged from 20-somethings to parents accompanying their fun.-loving teens, piled into their seats at the sold out show. The house lights dimmed and the audience roared […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy frigid, February Friday! Month of unnecessary candy consumption, awkward conversation hearts and…uh, love. Right. That. Well, if there’s something I love, it’s music and to start off your February here is today’s weekly fix of music history. In 1964 the epitome of sanity, Indiana Governor Welsh, decided that The Kingsmen’s hit […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Beatles, one of the most (if not the most) beloved and influential bands of all time, to honor the anniversary of their famous final rooftop concert! Forty-four years ago, on January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave a surprise concert on the roof of their Apple Records […]

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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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