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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 […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s the end of another week here at WERS, and time to take a look back at what history has been made on this day in the past. May 10th marks the birth of two music legends, John Ritchie in 1957and Paul Hewson in 1960. Never heard of them? Well, they grew up to be […]

Bright Eyes Sees Hit 2005 Album Go Gold

Bright Eyes Sees Hit 2005 Album Go Gold

The RIAA has announce that Bright Eyes’ 2005 I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning has gone gold. Selling 500,000 units, the classic album is the first gold album for Saddle Creek Records. Robb Nansel of Saddle Creek explained their humble thoughts in a statement on their site, much of it trying to find the overall meaning […]

Concert Watch: May 8th-10th

Concert Watch: May 8th-10th

Good morning, concert goers! As the summer approaches, the concert schedule at local venues begins to heat up—here’s the impressive lineup for this week alone! Tonight, May 8th – Capital Cities @ Paradise The Los Angeles internet success story bursts onto the Boston scene with their alt-dance sound after the success of rising single “Safe […]

Artist of the Week: Boy

Artist of the Week: Boy

WERS is featuring Boy as our Artist of the Week! Don’t let the name fool you. Boy is actually a female duo featuring Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, who met each other while taking a pop-music class at Hamburg in 2005. Because they had each had other musical projects going on […]

New Material From Boards of Canada

New Material From Boards of Canada

Best known for their cult, ambient classic, Music Has The Right To Children, Boards of Canada have teetered on the brink of un-existence since The Campfire Headphase, their last full-length release in 2005. The duo, made up of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, formed in 1986 and released their first EP, Catalog 3, in the summer […]

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite For Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite For Tour

After a hiatus of almost 15 years, Neutral Milk Hotel has reunited for a long awaited comeback tour. One of the most critically acclaimed and beloved bands of indie rock history, Neutral Milk Hotel disbanded in 1999 for personal issues. The band only released two albums in the duration of their existence, which includes On […]

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

There’s a new way to see your favorite artists without spending a dime (no, not by sneaking in the back door)! The Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, an organization dedicated to the end of extreme poverty, allows concertgoers to win tickets through social activism. Huge acts like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Brandi […]

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Concert Watch: May 3rd-4th

Good afternoon, concert-goers! This week’s lineup is almost as good as the weather we’ve been having, so let’s get down to it so you can start snapping up your tickets! Friday May 3rd- He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ The Middle East This up-and-coming L.A. band is on the verge of widespread notoriety after […]

Emerson College

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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