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Live Music Week Fall ’12 Kicks Off!

Live Music Week Fall ’12 Kicks Off!

It’s finally here: LIVE MUSIC WEEK! We spend months planning for our Live Music Week here at WERS, and we could not be more excited to get everything rolling! From October 20 through October 28, WERS will be bringing you another semi-annual Live Music Week filled with some of your favorite local and national acts […]

Divine Fits at the Royale

Divine Fits at the Royale

By their own admission, Divine Fits are not a supergroup. However, last night at their Boston debut at the Royale, they definitely looked and sounded like one. Formed by Britt Daniel, the leader of indie giants Spoon, Dan Boeckner, of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and Sam Brown, of New Bomb Turks, the band even […]

Beach House at the Wilbur

Beach House at the Wilbur

When explaining the music of Beach House, it’s hard to come up with anything better than “dream pop”. The group has both invented and perfected the niche genre, and Victoria LeGrand and Alex Scally (with excellent touring drummer Daniel Franz in tow) took their act to The Wilbur in Boston’s theater district last night, giving […]

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

Menomena at Brighton Music Hall

It’s not enough to say that Menomena is just another experimental indie rock band from Portland that uses a saxophone on a couple songs and has some popular animated music videos on YouTube. The five musicians on stage tonight at the Brighton Music Hall have so much talent between themselves that is unfortunately not represented […]

Martin Harley on Coffeehouse

Martin Harley on Coffeehouse

Martin Harley’s life has been one full of travel and adventure, and it comes across through his music. Harley has not only biked 1,200 miles in thirty one days to play twenty seven shows, he has also set the Guinness World Record for theHighest Gig in the World, 21,000 feet up in the Himalayas. Harley, […]

Calexico Live In Studio

Calexico Live In Studio

The Tuscon, Arizona band Calexico came to the WERS studio represented by lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Joey Burns and pianist Sergio Mendoza of Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. With them they brought a host of new songs off their latest record Algiers, named after the New Orleans neighborhood in which it was recorded. Geography and […]

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

Crystal Castles at House of Blues

On October 6, we had a chance to experience a different direction in the EDM artist we tend to cover. That’s right — we went to see Crystal Castles at the House of Blues. The experimental electronic group consists of vocalist Alice Glass and producer Ethan Kath. This team has been around since 2004 and […]

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit Live In Studio

Frightened Rabbit are no rookies when it comes to the WERS studio. The Scottish indie rock band have visited our station before, but this time they brought along songs from their newest release, State Hospital EP. “There’s an energy to the new stuff that is quite unique to those songs,” said frontman Scott Hutchison about […]

Live EP from the Black Keys

Live EP from the Black Keys

The Black Keys have spent huge portions of the last few years touring around the country in support of their last two albums, El Camino and Brothers. It was announced today that they will release a live EP called Tour Rehearsal Tapes, according to Rolling Stone, which will highlight all of the touring they’ve done. […]

Perfume Genius at Johnny D’s

Perfume Genius at Johnny D’s

About a hundred people sat at tables for the intimate show Perfume Genius would put on at Johnny D’s in Sommerville, although it felt more like fifty people in the room because of how close we were to one another. The stage sat in the center surrounded by brick walls, neon signs, and an older […]

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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