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This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Good morning! Hope the holidays have treated you well and that you’re looking forward to the impending New Year. Since the world didn’t end, we’ll be going about business as per usual, so here’s your weekly fix of music history for this Friday. On this day back in 1983, Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys […]

Throwback Thursday: Annie Lennox

Throwback Thursday: Annie Lennox

This week for Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Annie Lennox, whose birthday was this Christmas. Annie Lennox is in pretty successful company as a Christmas baby – Sir Isaac Newton, Rod Serling, Jimmy Buffett, and Humphrey Bogart are among some of the more notable people to share that birthday.  Out of all of […]

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

Artist of the Week: Walk the Moon

A pop driven, chorus chanting, synthesized foursome, Walk the Moon is the biggest thing to come out of Ohio in 2012 other than steel and agriculture. Originally forming in 2008 and taking their name from the Police song “Walking on the Moon” the band did not officially come together with its current members until 2010. Still […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning. Happy End of the World! Somehow I’m magically still here and that means that the day must go on. Here’s your music history fix for the Final Friday. In 1970 in his zealous quest to become an honorary agent for the DEA and do his part in the war on drugs, Elvis was […]

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Concert Watch: December 21st-23rd

Gearing up for the holiday season?  Why not kick back with some live music before the it takes over your life for a while? Friday, December 21st TIM GEARAN—ATWOOD’S TAVERN On Friday, December 21st, folk, blues and Americana singer Tim Gearan will be performing at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The Somerville resident describes himself […]

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. BLINK 182: DOGS EATING DOGS Only the second EP from the band, this is their first self-released recording since their split with their […]

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

Artist of the Week: Youngblood Hawke

This week, we’re honing in on LA up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, a duo who swiped their group’s name from a Herman Wouk novel. Not hip enough for you? The band can already credit themselves as a Starbucks Pick of the Week with single “Forever”, residency at The Satellite in LA, and significant play at this past […]

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

Teaser Video for The Knifeʼs New Album

As some may know, Swedish electronic pop duo The Knife are all about mystery. They obscure their face in interviews and videos, they rarely perform, and theyʼve been somewhat quiet since their last album Silent Shout in 2006. Now, with bands drawing influence from them left and right (Purity Ring and Niki & the Dove to name a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning! The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like just yesterday it was Thanksgiving. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and here is your music fix to get you through the end of the work day. On this day in 1980, at the request of Yoko Ono at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, John Lennon fans joined […]

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 […]

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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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