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Record Store Day Black Friday Releases From Big Names

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases From Big Names

For the past five years Record Store Day has been supplying independent brick and mortar music stores everywhere with exclusive, limited edition releases from musical artists of all kinds. Usually Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of April, but the event’s organizers recently announced that they will also take part in Black […]

Throwback Thursday: R.E.M.’s “Document”

Throwback Thursday: R.E.M.’s “Document”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s Document by playing tracks from the album. Document‘s original album artwork featured the phrase “file under fire.”  The designation fits this album maybe more so than any other in the deep R.E.M. catalogue.  Not only is fire prominently used (i.e. screamed) in the chorus of “The One […]

Kaki King Releases Video For “Cargo Cult”

Kaki King is known for not only taking guitar to the next level, but also the art that surrounds it. The new video for “Cargo Cult” has built some hype for King’s Glow, which was released just last week. King will bring her jaw dropping guitar skills on tour with another WERS favorite, Lady Lamb […]

Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Shows

The Rolling Stones announced on Monday that they’ll be playing a few shows for their 50th anniversary, titling the tour 50 & Counting…The Rolling Stones Live. This is the first time that the full band has played together since a three night stand at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. They will return to the O2 […]

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking musicians of the past two decades. Both musically and technologically, Reznor has always put himself on the cutting edge and now, with the help of Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, he is looking to continue this trend. In addition releasing his new […]

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys, now one of the biggest bands in the world, have stated that they are set to work on the highly anticipated follow-up to El Camino next year. After doing a full scale arena tour of America earlier this year, which included headlining sets at Coachella and two nights at Madison Square Garden, […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Frigid Friday! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it since this morning was arguably near freezing. Wherefore art thou summer? But nothing warms you up quite like your weekly fix of music history, am I right? Of course I am. In honor of this being the month of ghosts and ghouls it seems to be quite […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, which was founded 46 years ago tomorrow. Few bands have been as influential as The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Formed in London (officially on October 12, 1966), bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell were originally conceived as Hendrix’s backing band.  The […]

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