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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 [...]

Throwback Thursday: Led Zeppelin

Throwback Thursday: Led Zeppelin

This week, we’re going to have a special extended edition of Throwback Thursday, as we’ll be playing tracks from Led Zeppelin’s recently released concert film and album Celebration Day. The show featured in Celebration Day took place in London in 2007.  It was part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, which benefited Ertegun’s own education charity, and [...]

Artists Raffle Items for Project

Artists Raffle Items for Project

As December 1st was celebrated world wide as World AIDS Day, it also marked the beginning to a project entitled, the AIDS Day Music Project. Throughout the month of December, numerous up and coming artists such as Grimes, Dum Dum Girls, King Tuff, and more have been generous enough to donate various signed merchandise, personal [...]

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. EL PERRO DEL MAR, PALE FIRE Sarah Assbring, the Swedish musician who performs under the moniker El Perro Del Mar, released her fifth album, [...]

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returns

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returns

When I think of Wilco, I don’t necessarily think of a large festival band. I think of the critically acclaimed indie group’s iconic albums like the iconic controversial Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, the Grammy winning A Ghost is Born, or their latest release The Whole Love. But two years ago Wilco became a big festival name [...]

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

Artist Of The Week: The Gaslight Anthem

The WERS Artist Of  The Week is Brunswick, New Jersey based rock-band, The Gaslight Anthem! Their latest record, Handwritten, is out now and features the singles “Here Comes My Man” and “45″. The Gaslight Anthem formed back in 2006 and is made up of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine [...]

New Album From Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

New Album From Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recently announced a new album entitled Push The Sky Away, their first album since 2008’s critically acclaimed Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!. Scheduled for release on February 19th, the band released a “trailer” for said album featuring some videos of Nick Cave and fellow band member Warren Ellis recording in the [...]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy last day of November! The lights on the Boston Common are lit, the tree is up and the holidays are officially upon us in full swing. Here’s the last of your music history fix for November. In 1999, Elton John really ruffled feathers when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall performing [...]

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Upon my arrival to the Paradise Rock Club here in Boston, Matthew Dear was just taking the stage. My attention was immediately drawn to their live set up which was covered in various flower bouquets and was set up for four members, Matthew Dear with all sorts of gadgets, instruments and synths at his disposal, [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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