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Green Day Frontman Stars in New Indie Film

Green Day Frontman Stars in New Indie Film

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has landed a starring role in a new indie film alongside Leighton Meester. The film, Like Sunday, Like Rain, is about a musician (Meester) and her motherly relationship with a twelve-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will portray the boyfriend of Meester’s character. The film will be directed by Frank Whaley, an […]

In Utero Gets Reissue

In Utero Gets Reissue

Most of us are familiar with Nirvana, the band that started off in the Seattle grunge scene and ended up turning 90s alternative rock on its head. The band’s demise came when infamous lead singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. In the short time of the band’s existence, they released three studio albums; Bleach […]

Deerhunter Cancel Tour

Deerhunter Cancel Tour

Deerhunter, indie psychedelic noise rockers from Atlanta, recently announced that they have cancelled their upcoming month-long tour of Europe. The band issued this statement to fans yesterday through promoters All Tomorrow’s Parties: “We are very disappointed to have to cancel our upcoming European tour due to unforeseen circumstances. We were very excited for these shows, […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Jimi Hendrix in memory of his the forty-third anniversary of his death. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. In the mid 1950’s Jimi used to carry around an old broom in elementary school and pretended it was a […]

The Killers Will Release a Greatest Hits Compilation

The Killers Will Release a Greatest Hits Compilation

This upcoming November 11th, The Killers will be releasing a greatest hits compilation highlighting their familiar tracks over the past decade. Not only will the new compilation sprinkle in reappearances from Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, Day & Age, and Battle Born but the new album, Direct Hits will feature 2-3 brand new tracks with a twist […]

Arctic Monkeys Chart #1 for Fifth Time

Arctic Monkeys Chart #1 for Fifth Time

It has been less than a decade since Arctic Monkeys burst into the UK music scene with their best selling album, Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not. The album made history when it became the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history, beating out previous title holders Hear’Say. Though they would […]

Concert Watch: Sept. 18-22

Concert Watch: Sept. 18-22

Good morning concertgoers! As the final vestiges of summer make their way out, why not try to squeeze out a little extra summer fun with some live music? Here are some of the shows happening this week to round out the summer: Wednesday, September 18th – Jake Bugg @ House of Blues Like the “Lightning […]

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 17

New Release Tuesday: Sept. 17

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. JACK JOHNSON: From Here to Now to You This will be Johnson’s sixth studio album in a career that spans a little over […]

Deerhunter Release Music Video

Deerhunter Release Music Video

With the advent of another school year, Atlanta-based indie act Deerhunter has set off on a worldwide tour and will be coming through Boston tonight at the Royale Nightclub. The critically acclaimed band will be supported by New York-based Marnie Stern and the electronica synthpop act Mas Ysa. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. The forty-one show […]

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

Artist of the Week: Elvis Costello and the Roots

This week we’re featuring Elvis Costello and the Roots as our Artist of the Week in celebration of their new album, Wise Up Ghost! It’s rare for two high-profile acts to combine forces and release something truly interesting material a la Billy Bragg and Wilco or David Byrne, but never in genres as vastly different […]

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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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