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Big Year Ahead For Joanna Newsom

Big Year Ahead For Joanna Newsom

In has been a somewhat quiet three years since Joanna Newsom released her last album, Have One on Me, back in 2010. Since The Milk-Eyed Mender, her 2004 debut, Newsom has pushed the boundaries of harpist commercial success with her three albums selling over a total of five hundred thousand copies in America alone. Each […]

New Strokes Video Released

New Strokes Video Released

By now, the music world has heard two new tracks off of The Strokes’ March 26th release Comedown Machine. “One Way Trigger,” the a-Ha’s “Take On Me” inspired track, has led people to think the album will be completely in the same vein. This would be a complete departure from The Strokes original sound and acceptance of frontman Julian […]

Concert Watch: March 13th-15th

Concert Watch: March 13th-15th

Ah, Boston in springtime. Great concerts, drunk people tripping over each other whether they’re Irish or not, and the sweet smell of lingering slush. Makes you want to take refuge at the latest killer show, doesn’t it? There’s plenty of greatness going on this week for you, whether your hangover cure is indie rock or […]

Weezer Sets Sail For Second Cruise

Weezer Sets Sail For Second Cruise

Super-fans of the Los Angeles native band, Weezer will be happy to know that the band is setting sail back into the water for their second annual Weezer Cruise. Wait, how can you combine paradise with one of the greatest alternative bands of all time? Well, it’s been two years since Weezer set sail aboard a Carnival cruise […]

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. DAVID BOWIE, THE NEXT DAY David Bowie’s first release in ten years, The Next Day, has finally dropped. Bowie was in the studio […]

Taylor Swift Is Taking Over

Taylor Swift Is Taking Over

Taylor Swift has swept America off their feet with her spunky lyrics, age-appropriate style, and seemingly good humor. Like all profitable pop stars, this twenty-three year old young woman has four albums to her name, a perfume, seven Grammy Awards, and the notorious track record of boyfriends. If you type in Google, “Taylor Swift and…” there will […]

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

Phoenix New Music Video

Phoenix New Music Video

A couple of weeks ago Phoenix released a song titled “Entertainment” which is the first single off of their upcoming album Bankrupt! A few days ago Phoenix released a music video for this newly released song. The video was directed by Patrick Daughters who most notably did “1234” by Feist and has also worked with […]

Steve Reich Premier

Steve Reich Premier

Its very inspiring to see two musicians, who exist in two different realms of music, come together and inspire each other. Steve Reich, the minimalist composer of Music for 18 Musicians (along many other fabulous compositions), announced early last year that he was going to premiere a piece of music titled “Radio Rewrite”. According to […]

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

The Rolling Stones Will Never Gather Moss

50 years after playing their first show and releasing their first album, The Rolling Stones are set to tour again this summer. Recently, according to numerous music news sites (Rolling Stone, NME, Billboard, etc.) a “concert business source” has confirmed that the Stones plan to play 18 concerts in North America this year. In addition, […]

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