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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 [...]

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 [...]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. NOAH AND THE WHALE, HEART OF NOWHERE This is the fourth release from the English folk rock band Noah and the Whale. The [...]

Sigur Rós Previews New Music

Sigur Rós Previews New Music

Fans of the wildly-popular Icelandic band Sigur Rós will be pleased to hear that there is more wondrous new music on the way.  Sigur Rós has already announced that their newest album, Kveikur, is scheduled to be released mid-June and have shared two songs from the upcoming album on their website (“Brennisteinn” and “Isjaki”).  Two [...]

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 [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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