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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning. Happy End of the World! Somehow I’m magically still here and that means that the day must go on. Here’s your music history fix for the Final Friday. In 1970 in his zealous quest to become an honorary agent for the DEA and do his part in the war on drugs, Elvis was […]

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Gearing up for the holiday season?  Why not kick back with some live music before the it takes over your life for a while? Friday, December 21st TIM GEARAN—ATWOOD’S TAVERN On Friday, December 21st, folk, blues and Americana singer Tim Gearan will be performing at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The Somerville resident describes himself […]

The Killers at Agganis Arena

The Killers at Agganis Arena

It seems like days ago that a little band from Nevada stormed onto the radio rock scene with Hot Fuss; out of nowhere, The Killers were invading the airwaves with hook after hook. Eight years, six million records sold, and countless catchy choruses later, the Killers are selling out arenas. To be fair, though, this […]

On the Verge: Laura Rizzotto

On the Verge: Laura Rizzotto

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 Brazilian-born Laura Rizzotto who is just eighteen years old. A student at Berklee College of Music, Rizzotto has recently released her debut album Made in Rio […]

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. BLINK 182: DOGS EATING DOGS Only the second EP from the band, this is their first self-released recording since their split with their […]

Tegan and Sara Live In Studio

Tegan and Sara Live In Studio

Canadian duo Tegan and Sara are, in a way, icons. Female-fronted groups are by no means a new revolution, but the surge they’ve created since beginning in 1995 has wound up patching cracked hearts most teenagers didn’t know were torn in the first place – and getting Grammy nominations because of it. As identical twins, […]

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

As some may know, Swedish electronic pop duo The Knife are all about mystery. They obscure their face in interviews and videos, they rarely perform, and theyʼve been somewhat quiet since their last album Silent Shout in 2006. Now, with bands drawing influence from them left and right (Purity Ring and Niki & the Dove to name a […]

Mike Doughty Live In Studio

Mike Doughty Live In Studio

“I swear to god it’s mostly herbal [stuff],” Mike Doughty says, as he empties a bottle of pills into his palm. He picks up a single pill and shakes it, listening for the faint “sh-sh” noise it emits. “It’s really an effective percussion method,” he says, and he’s not kidding. Doughty uses this technique on […]

Sera Cahoone on Coffeehouse

Sera Cahoone on Coffeehouse

With plenty of flannels and full beards, it was not hard to tell that Sera Cahoone and her band are from Seattle after immediately looking at them. With her, she brought not only her Seattle sensibilities, but also her unique and captivating music. Cahoone has played drums for a number of years in bands such […]

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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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