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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 […]

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Tonight, Club Passim – January 30–  Ryan Montbleau A Peabody native and WERS favorite, Ryan Montbleau is the perfect blend of folk and edge who never forgets his roots. Between his solo work and with the Ryan Montbleau band, he’s racked up eight albums since 2002, and is currently touring in support of 2012’s For Higher in the […]

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. KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: FEELING MORTAL Singer and actor, Kris Kristofferson returned with his first album in four years, Feeling Mortal. Don Was, of the […]

On the Verge: Infantree

On the Verge: Infantree

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 Fernando Valley band, Infantree who’s fourth release Hero’s Dose dropped last August. Hero’s Dose marks their first release in two years. The record is their […]

Artist of the Week: fun.

Artist of the Week: fun.

This week WERS is featuring New York City natives fun. as our honorary Artist of the Week. This American indie rock band comprised of members of The Format, Anathallo, and Steel Train blew up in 2012. The trio – Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff release a debut album together as fun. in 2009 […]

Ra Ra Riot Live at Paradise

Ra Ra Riot Live at Paradise

In the midst of the longest spell of below freezing temperatures Boston has seen since 2005, the city got a much needed dose of upbeat indie rock from Ra Ra Riot last night. The New York City natives stopped by the Paradise Rock Club fresh off of the release of their new album Beta Love. […]

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