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Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Depeche Mode Set to Release New Album

Legendary electronic band Depeche Mode are set to release their first album since 2009. While the group did not release the name of the album during their recent press conference, they did say that it would contain around twenty songs and that it will be produced by Ben Hilier (know for producing acts such as […]

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

Atoms For Peace Release New Track

If that title makes absolutely no sense to you, let me bring you up to speed. Atoms For Peace is a project featuring Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) —  a stellar collaboration lineup. Back in September, the group released their first single “Default” via iTunes and scheduled […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy November! And Happy Anniversary to radio! Today commemorates the first radio broadcast from KDKA Pittsburgh in 1920. Thus, making all of my early Friday mornings possible. The station is currently owned by CBS Radio and broadcasts a talk radio format, branded as “The Voice of Pittsburgh”. Also on this day in 1963, The Beach […]

Fun. Release New Music Video for “Carry On”

Last week New York-based indie-pop group Fun. released a new music video for their latest inspirational power ballad “Carry On,” which tries to portray a realistic image of what life is like for the band on tour. The new video, directed by Anthony Mandler who also directed Fun.’s previous music video, opens with backstage footage […]

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Anthony Kiedis’ 50th birthday with a set of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. A brief survey of any number of my high school friends would quickly make it apparent that, at a time, my favorite band was far and away Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Though that may no […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

The fall concert season is beginning to wind down already, music-lovers, but don’t miss the final strains of music before the Christmas music season is upon us! We can complain about the silver bells later, let’s stick to the music.  Donavan Frankenreiter, October 31st (Paradise Rock Club) Ring your Halloween in with surfer dude Donavon Frankenreiter, […]

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day were in full throttle up until Billie Joe Armstrong’s freak out on stage at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this September. Their first album in an installment of three, ¡Uno!, was released at number two on the Billboard charts, and they had performances lined up into 2013. A couple days after […]

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. NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE, PSYCHEDELIC PILL Neil Young’s thirty-fifth studio album, and second release with the band Crazy Horse dropped today. Young streamed […]

Blur Announce Track Listing for Parklive

Blur Announce Track Listing for Parklive

English rockers Blur gained a lot of attention over the summer when the Olympic Committee announced that the band would be playing for the London games’ closing concert. At the time, this was believed to be a one time reunion show, but has since been extended by the band confirming that they will be headlining […]

Soundtrack w/ RZA, Kanye, The Black Keys

Soundtrack w/ RZA, Kanye, The Black Keys

The RZA, a key member in the famous rap group Wu Tang Clan, has teamed up with famous director Quentin Tarantino in directing his own martial arts movie, The Man With the Iron Fists, which will hit theaters on November 2nd. Martial arts have always been a huge in influencing the Wu Tang Clans sound […]

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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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