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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 […]

CBGB Festival Returns

CBGB Festival Returns

If you haven’t heard, 2013’s CBGB Music & Film Festival is kind of a big deal. And if you’re still stuck on what CBGB even stands for, don’t worry; I’ll explain. Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in Manhattan, a […]

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 […]

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This week in music history is full of birthdays (i.e. Avril Lavigne) and debuts, but here are some of the most influential events that took place this week in music history! Born this week, on September 23rd, 1930, was the legendary Ray Charles. One of the most prolific rhythm & blues and soul artists of […]

Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie Reunites With Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac began as a British blues band that formed in London in 1967. Peter Green formed the original group, but the only remaining original members are Mick Fleetwood (drummer) and John McVie (bassist), both of which the band was named after. In 1970, Christine McVie (keyboards)–John’s then wife–joined the band. Members dwindled and the […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Roxy Music in honor of Bryan Ferry’s 68th Birthday. Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, England to a small working class family. Ferry formed Roxy Music in 1970 beginning with Graham Simpson, Andy Mackay, and Brian Eno. There were many exchanging members of Roxy […]

Tom Waits to Perform at Benefit

Tom Waits to Perform at Benefit

Another huge name has been added to the already stellar lineup for this year’s installment of Neil Young’s infamous all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit. Tom Waits has recently announced that he will perform at the event with Les Claypool (of Primus) on bass, Dave Hidalgo (of Los Lobos) on guitar, and Waits’ son Casey on drums […]

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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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