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Jack White Named “Record Store Ambassador”

Jack White Named “Record Store Ambassador”

As a man who has exemplified dedication to vinyl, Jack White has been named, “Record Store Ambassador” by Record Store Day. The event that occurs every April 20th will be dedicated to White who has not only had his hands in multitudes of rock bands, but also single handedly attempted to bring vinyl back in […]

The Postal Service Tour

The Postal Service Tour

The Postal Service is back together and have added another 17 concert dates to their recently announced reunion tour. This totals to a 29 date tour with stops at Coachella in April, throughout Europe, and in town at the Bank of America Pavilion. The Postal Service, headlined by Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, hasn’t […]

Phoenix Working On New Album

Phoenix Working On New Album

A month has gone by since fans of the French alternative music group, Phoenix received the news of the bands up and coming studio album, Bankrupt! It was only a matter of time before new material from the album was released, and that day has arrived. The band has shared a taste of the new […]

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. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: PUSH THE SKY AWAY Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have released their fifteenth studio album, Push […]

Lil’ Wayne Lyric Controversy

Lil’ Wayne Lyric Controversy

Imagine sitting down at your computer, during Black History Month, and hearing the latest Lil’ Wayne remix of Future’s “Karate Chop”. Imagine you’re a family member of Emmitt Till, a 14yr. old black boy who was beat to death in 1955 for whistling with a white woman. Now imagine you hear this lyric: “Beat that […]

Solid Sound Arts and Music Line-Up Announced

Solid Sound Arts and Music Line-Up Announced

Wilco’s annual North Adams-based festival, Solid Sound Arts and Music, has just announced their initial line-up for 2013. Spread out over the weekend of June 21st-23rd, the festival will feature two headline performances by Wilco along with a plethora of band side projects which include individual performances by Wilco member and guitar virtuoso Nels Cline. […]

Artist of the Week: EELS

Artist of the Week: EELS

This week WERS is featuring the American band EELS as our Artist of the Week.  The band formed when singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) and drummer Jonathan “Butch” Norton met bassist Tommy Walter.  The collaboration was originally intended to play E’s songs live but formed into an individual entity in its own […]

Jack White New Album In Progress

Jack White New Album In Progress

Just a week ago were the 55th Grammy Awards, which were especially packed this year with great performances and collaborations from the likes of Mumford & Sons and Elton John. However, one of the greatest performances of the night was none other than Jack White. He played “Love Interruption” and “Freedom At 21” off of […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

Throwback Thursday: Valentine’s Day “Respect”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of love songs from Aretha Franklin to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the 46th anniversary of her recording of “Respect.” “Respect” was originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, but it’s very easy to forget that when you consider the impact Aretha Franklin […]

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