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Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Hey listeners! The weather is fine and the music scene this week is even finer, so let’s get right down to it. Tonight, May 22nd: Yeasayer at The Sinclair Brooklyn psych-poppers hit this relatively new venue tonight as they continue to promote 2012’s wonderful album The Fragrant World with the Converse Rubber Tracks tour in Cambridge. If […]

Billboard Music Awards 2013

Billboard Music Awards 2013

On Sunday, May 19th, the famous Billboard Music Awards occurred at MGM Grand where they honored musicians across the board in a variety of categories—the biggest winner of last night’s award was Taylor Swift, who (somehow) managed to take home an astounding eleven trophies. Of course, the BMA differs from the Grammy Awards, which is […]

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Chicago has Lollapalooza. New York has The Governors Ball. San Francisco has Outside Lands. Now, Boston has Boston Calling. The two day festival, announced earlier this week, will take place on May 25 and 26 (the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).) But where can a large music festival be held in Boston? The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grammy Nominations Announced

Grammy Nominations Announced

A great year for music in general calls for a great ceremony at 2013 Grammy Music Awards scheduled to be held on February 10th 2013. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Country Music sensation Taylor Swift and Hip Hop legend LL Cool J at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. This is the […]

Fun. Release New Music Video for “Carry On”

Last week New York-based indie-pop group Fun. released a new music video for their latest inspirational power ballad “Carry On,” which tries to portray a realistic image of what life is like for the band on tour. The new video, directed by Anthony Mandler who also directed Fun.’s previous music video, opens with backstage footage […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

Osheaga Music Festival

Osheaga Music Festival

A lot of us have songs that we consider “ours.” They’re songs we listen to over and over again, through our headphones on the bus or turned up loud in our room. Songs carry very specific emotional attachments. Sometimes it’s like we convince ourselves that we’re the only person in the entire world who could […]

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