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Kings of Leon Announce New Music

Kings of Leon Announce New Music

It’s been nearly five years since Kings of Leon’s fourth full-length release, the explosive Only by the Night that catapulted the band into the spotlight with chart-topping singles such as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody”. The success of that album lead Kings of Leon to headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2009, as well […]

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Field Trip Festival Is Coming Up

Arts & Crafts is about more than paper maché and rubber stamping; it’s something that has undoubtedly become a staple in the vocabulary of any indie music fan. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Arts & Crafts Productions is a record label founded by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew. Remedios, a former Virgin Records exec, and […]

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Lou Reed Undergoes Liver Transplant

Laurie Anderson, wife of Lou Reed, the 71 year old founding member of The Velvet Underground, has revealed that Reed is recovering from surgery at a clinic in Cleveland, OH. Reed has had a long history with drugs and alcohol, fueling inspiration for the songs that made The Velvet Underground both famous and tremendously influential, […]

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

The Pixies Planning Coffee Table Book

Pixies fans rejoice. Currently in works is a coffee table book documenting the Boston-based alternative rock band Pixies. Perhaps one of the most influential bands in indie rock history, Pixies formed in Boston in 1986 and disbanded in 1993. Pixies members went on to focus on their separate careers until reuniting in 2004. The book […]

Boston Calling To Return in September

Boston Calling To Return in September

Nearly 20,000 music fans flocked to downtown Boston this weekend, crowding City Hall Plaza for the city’s first (mini) music festival: Boston Calling. The Saturday/Sunday festival featured fun. and The National as the headliners, but the line-up also included Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, and more, with the sets […]

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

Artist of the Week: Jesse Dee

WERS is featuring Boston’s own Jesse Dee as our Artist of the Week! Jesse Dee was born in Boston in 1980 and raised in Arlington. He was first drawn to Soul music at the tender age of eight-years-old after hearing singers like Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson on a local oldies radio station. This sparked […]

Arctic Monkeys Live Return

Arctic Monkeys Live Return

English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys returned to live performances with their first show of 2013 on Wednesday night. With their last gig being a short but energetic appearance at the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony last summer, the group played to a sold out crowd at Colorado’s Majestic Ventura Theatre. The band announced several […]

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 […]

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

Artist of the Week: Vampire Weekend

WERS is featuring Vampire Weekend as our Artist of the Week! Vampire Weekend first formed in 2006 shortly after frontman Ezra Koenig and drummer Chris Tomson began collaborating together while attending Colummbia University in New York. Two years later the newly formed group made a major splash with their self-titled debut. It displayed strong Afro-Pop […]

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

“Italians Do It Better” Release Compilation

Italians Do It Better, the label best known for acts such as Glass Candy and Chromatics, has finally released their much anticipated compilation album entitled After Dark 2. Acting as a sequel of some sorts to the first After Dark compilation, the album acts as both an introduction to the many acts that make up […]

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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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