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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Earlier this week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced next year’s inductees. The list includes Progressive Rock pioneers Rush, female Classic Rock duo Heart, “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” singer Randy Newman, and Blues guitarist Albert King. They all managed to stand out among an impressive array of nominees that also […]

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

Throwback Thursday: J Mascis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Dinosaur Jr. to celebrate J Mascis’ birthday, which was this week. It’s always refreshing to hear a new album from an, ahem, old band that doesn’t feel like a cynical cash grab, and the fact that Dinosaur Jr. just churned out another great one (this […]

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Concert Watch: December 12th-13th

Happy finals and final days of work, concert-goers! This week’s music-loving agenda errs on the side of alternative, and we’re not complaining. Here’s your weekly menu: Tonight, December 12 – Concrete Blonde @ The Sinclair Initially springing up in the ’80’s, reviving in 00’s, and now in the new decade, Los Angeles alt band Concrete Blonde […]

Springsteen & Black Keys to perform with Rolling Stones

Springsteen & Black Keys to perform with Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are wrapping up their 50th anniversary tour at the end of this week at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on the 13th and 15th. The Stones have been hosting a variety of special guests at their shows, and that remains true for their final performance this year. They’ve announced that […]

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. GREEN DAY: TRE Tre, the final album in Green Day’s trilogy of records has dropped just in time for the end of the […]

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

Artist Of The Week: Mike Doughty

The Artist Of The Week is WERS favorite, Mike Doughty! Doughty first rose to prominence as the leader of the 90s alt-rock band, Soul Coughing and since then has had a fruitful career as a solo artist. Last month he released an all-covers album, The Flip Is Another Honey.   Doughty was born on June 10, 1970 in […]

Arcade Fire Release New Album Details

Arcade Fire Release New Album Details

LCD Soundsystem have been friends with Arcade Fire since supporting them on 2007’s Neon Bible tour and, despite LCD’s leader James Murphy always stating that he wanted to work with Arcade Fire (and Spoon, Devo, and John Cale among others), plans for him to produce any of those bands had always fallen through due to LCD Soundsystem’s intense […]

Grammy Nominations Announced

Grammy Nominations Announced

A great year for music in general calls for a great ceremony at 2013 Grammy Music Awards scheduled to be held on February 10th 2013. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Country Music sensation Taylor Swift and Hip Hop legend LL Cool J at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. This is the […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy December! Here’s your regular music history fix to close out your week. On this day back in 1964, principal songwriter for The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown while flying from Houston to Los Angeles. The group intended to follow up their release of Pet Sounds with their most ambitious project yet, […]

The Killers Release Holiday & Charity Single

Over the past seven years, The Killers have been releasing annual Christmas singles to help ring in the holidays, and this year was no exception. Last Tuesday saw the release of the Killers’ seventh Christmas single “I Feel It in My Bones” featuring Ryan Pardey and a new music video to go with it. “I […]

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