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Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

Artist of the Week: Jake Bugg

This week, WERS is featuring Jake Bugg as our Artist of the Week! Hailing from Robin Hood’s hometown of Nottingham, this English singer-songwriter’s young career seems to be taking off of late.  He started playing guitar at age 12 after an introduction from his uncle and by age 16 (he’s only 19 now) he had […]

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

Daft Punk’s Latest Single “Get Lucky”

If you haven’t heard it by now, stop reading this and listen to the new Daft Punk single “Get Lucky.” In it, the robots team up with the talented producer Pharrell (who sings on the track) and the legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers. The track’s groove harkens back to the funky sound of the 70’s while […]

Twitter Launches #Music App

Twitter Launches #Music App

Early yesterday and after a week of teasing, Twitter finally launched the #Music app. This app allows users to stream and discover new music via your Twitter account. This app is different than others like Spotify or Youtube because the search tool uses trending topics and data across Twitter to make recommendations for listeners. The […]

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

With all of the craziness surrounding the Hub this morning, let’s take a break and look back on some landmarks in music history! On this day in 1965, The Beatles released their single “Ticket to Ride” on Capitol Records in the United States. The label stated at the time the song was from an upcoming […]

Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2013

This Saturday, April 20th is Record Store Day! For the past six years, Record Store Day has been celebrated every third Saturday in April. It is a day to celebrate the music, art, and culture that gravitate around the independent record stores throughout the country, and internationally. A group of new and exclusive vinyl, CD, […]

Throwback Thursday: Nick Drake

Throwback Thursday: Nick Drake

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set a set of Nick Drake covers in honor of the release of his upcoming tribute album Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake. Nick Drake was a young English singer-songwriter, renowned for his light guitar based songs that sadly never reached an extremely large […]

Concert Watch: April 18th-20th

Concert Watch: April 18th-20th

Hello there, concertgoers! In the wake of utter tragedy, Bostonians have already proved themselves able to rise to the task just days after the events at the Boston Marathon, and everyone could use some well-deserved musical therapy. Fortunately, there are a number of incredible artists coming through the area this week to keep your heart […]

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. THE FLAMING LIPS, THE TERROR Multi-Grammy-Winning psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips have released their thirteenth studio album, The Terror. It was produced […]

Daft Punk Preview at Coachella

Daft Punk Preview at Coachella

Coachella is in full swing of its first weekend and there are tons of amazing acts from every genre of music like Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala , The Postal Service, 2 Chainz, Earl Sweatshirt and many, many more. One of the few acts that was not on the Coachella line up was legendary […]

Artist of the Week: JJ Grey and Mofro

Artist of the Week: JJ Grey and Mofro

This week at WERS we’re featuring JJ Grey and Mofro as our artist of the week! JJ Grey grew up in North Florida and had a typically Southern upbringing that he credits his valuing of hard work and self reliance – tenets that show up in all of his music – with instilling.  That experience, […]

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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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