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On the Verge: Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan is what comes to mind when you think of a regular Irish girl: she’s got the hair, she’s got the look, and – upon further inspection – she’s definitely got the sound. After seven years playing with recent indie music legend and fellow Irishman Damien Rice, Hannigan struck out on her own to [...]

Dirty Projectors at the Paradise

Dirty Projectors at the Paradise

“This is the first time I’ve ever been excited to hear a band’s new songs at a concert,” the girl next to me confessed as we waited in line outside the Paradise Rock Club for the sold out Dirty Projectors show. She was, of course, referring to the Dirty Projectors wonderful new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and [...]

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

Artist of the Week: The Avett Brothers

This week’s WERS Artist Of The Week is the North Carolina based folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers, who are set to release a brand new album, The Carpenter, on September 11, 2012. The earliest incarnation of the The Avett Brothers was a band called Nemo, which was formed by brothers Seth and Scott Avett back [...]

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

Lana Del Rey to Model For H&M

While popular and financially successful, Lana Del Rey is far from universally acclaimed. The singer has often been criticized for her weak live singing but has already made the next move in becoming an icon, modeling for the H&M Fall line. Modeling seems like a natural move for Lana considering the inspiration she takes from [...]

David Longstreth Live In Studio

David Longstreth Live In Studio

Last night, the indie rock group Dirty Projectors played a remarkable set to a sold out crowd at the Paradise Rock Club. WERS was lucky to have their frontman David Longstreth stop by to play an intimate, acoustic performance of some of the group’s songs. While their genre may be hard to pin down (if [...]

Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

“Were you even born when this song came out?” asked the woman in the seat next to me, laughing, as Blues Traveler launched into “Run-Around.” She was one of countless fans with their hands in the air, dancing along to the Grammy-winning, record-setting hit last night at the Bank of America Pavilion. I was three [...]

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

Dirty Projectors to Release Short Film in September

In conjunction with the recent release of their album Swing Lo Magellan, which (if you haven’t listened yet) is phenomenal, Dirty Projectors are releasing a short film titled Hi Custodian. According to Pitchfork, who is promoting the release, this is the gist of what the film will be: Hi Custodian was filmed over the course of [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean it’s time to start singing the blues. Unless of course ‘the blues’ refers to the color blue, the shade of indigo to be more specific. On this day August 17th in 1989, the Indigo Girls’ self-titled debut album featuring the hit “Closer To Fine” reigned supreme as a Top 30 [...]

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Throwback Thursday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Thursday at 5 PM WERS brings you Throwback Thursday. This week we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen in honor of his recent performances in the Boston area. The Boss and The E Street Band played to sold-out crowds at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will be playing again at Gillette [...]

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ever since Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For Cutie broke out in 1997, it seems he’s always busy doing something. The latest news coming from the Death Cab frontman is of a tour in support of his first solo full-length album, Former Lives. The album is due out October 16 through Barsuk Records. Gibbard will [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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