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Throwback Thursday: Sting

Throwback Thursday: Sting

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of the Police in honor of frontman Sting’s 63rd Birthday! Gordon Matthew Thomes Sumner is better known by his stage name Sting and was born October 2nd, 1951. Growing up in Wellsend, England Sting used to sneak into the nightclubs to catch acts like Cream […]

New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

The new and improved guitarist of The Strokes is ready to release some new solo material. Hammond Jr. recently opened up about his debilitating heroin addiction (which lasted from around 2006 until 2009) in an NME article, saying that by his second solo album (Como Te Llama?) he was in “a dark place.” But now, […]

First Ever YouTube Awards to Air Nov. 3

First Ever YouTube Awards to Air Nov. 3

You may be familiar with a somewhat popular video streaming website: YouTube. They’re kind of a big deal and now they’re ready to flaunt it. November 3rd will mark the date of the first annual Youtube Awards. Taking place at Pier 36 in New York City, the event will be live streamed and feature some […]

Velvet Underground Reissuing White Light/White Heat

Velvet Underground Reissuing White Light/White Heat

For their 45th anniversary, Velvet Underground is reissuing their second LP, White Light/White Heat this December 3rd. Universal Music is set to release a three-disc anniversary disc of the band’s previously recorded album back in the hey day of 1967. The Velvet Underground has a rich history starting off in the late ’60s to early […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

Concert Watch: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

A new month means a new set of shows! Let’s take a quick look at all the WERS favorites stopping in Boston to kick off October: Wednesday, October 2 – ZZ Ward w/ The Wild Feathers @ Paradise Rock Club The Down & Dirty Shine Tour comes to the Paradise Rock Club tonight with a […]

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

New Music Tuesday: Oct. 1

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. DR. DOG: B-Room This is the eighth studio release from the Pennsylvania-based band. The tracks are reminiscent of the band’s previous albums and […]

HAIM Perform for UK Prime Minister

HAIM Perform for UK Prime Minister

What do you do the day before your full length album drops? For California rockers HAIM, the answer is simple: perform for the UK Prime Minister. The all-female trio, named HAIM after the surname they share, played on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday. They performed “The Wire,” their most recent single, with Prime Minister […]

Bastille Perform Surprise Boston Set

Bastille Perform Surprise Boston Set

On Thursday, September 26th, the British band Bastille decided to surprise Boston with a visit. While taking a break from the string of shows lined up to promote the up and coming band in the U.S., they made a stop in Boston to play an acoustic set on the Boston Common near the Parkman Bandstand. […]

Upcoming Modest Mouse Album Features Nirvana Member

Upcoming Modest Mouse Album Features Nirvana Member

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will be performing on one track of the forthcoming Modest Mouse album. Novoselic revealed that the new album will feature a much edgier sound than any of the band’s previous work. Novoselic has reportedly been collaborating with the band since as early as last summer. The release of Modest Mouse’s sixth […]

Paul McCartney Plays Hollywood Boulevard

Paul McCartney Plays Hollywood Boulevard

It’s been almost 45 years since The Beatles gathered on a London rooftop to play their last show. But Paul McCartney is still at it. The 71-year-old performed a 15 song set on Hollywood Boulevard Monday night. About ten thousand people showed up for the performance which took place right after McCartney’s appearance on Jimmy […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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