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Artist of the Week: The Killers

Artist of the Week: The Killers

WERS is proud to announce The Killers as our Artist of the Week in celebration of the release of their first greatest hits album, Direct Hits.  Twelve years and four albums deep into an extremely successful career, The Killers began after then-synthpop artist and future frontman Brandon Flowers attended an Oasis concert and decided it was […]

The National Release Song For Catching Fire Soundtrack

The National Release Song For Catching Fire Soundtrack

With the premier of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire less than two weeks away, indie rockers The National have become one of the first artists to release their song for the movie’s soundtrack. Titled “Lean,” the track effectively captures the dark, melancholic sound and obscure, pensive lyrics The National are known for. With lyrics such […]

Lollapalooza Brazil Lineup Revealed

Lollapalooza Brazil Lineup Revealed

Lollapalooza Brazil’s 2014 lineup has been revealed, and it doesn’t appear that it varies much from next year’s Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Argentina lineups. Headliners for this year’s festival will include, Arcade Fire, Soundgarden, and Nine Inch Nails, and Muse (in place of Red Hot Chili Peppers). Artists that will be playing at all three […]

Lollapalooza Chile Announce Stacked Lineup

Lollapalooza Chile Announce Stacked Lineup

The annual Lollapalooza festival is headed back to South America in a new way next year, as former Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is bringing his alternative festival extravaganza to Argentina for the first time ever. The festival will also make visits to Chile and Brazil. The fourth Chilean edition will take place in Santiago […]

Alanis Morissette’s Music Brought to Broadway

Alanis Morissette’s Music Brought to Broadway

Alanis Morissette is the latest of a string of popular musicians, such as Green Day and The Four Seasons, to transition onto the Broadway stage over the past decade. Her landmark debut album, Jagged Little Pill, will act as the basis for a new musical that will be produced by Broadway veterans Vivek J. Tiwary […]

Paul Simon and Sting Announce 2014 Tour

Paul Simon and Sting Announce 2014 Tour

If you have ever wanted to hear Sting sing “You Can Call Me Al” or Paul Simon cry out “Roxanne,” you just might get your chance next year. Paul Simon and Sting have announced they will be touring North America together in early 2014. Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will cross the country […]

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Debuts at #1

Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor was released on October 29, 2013 and has already debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. In it’s first week, Reflektor sold 140,000 copies. This marks the second number one album for Arcade Fire, following a close second to their album The Suburbs in 2010, which sold 156,000 copies in its first week. […]

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Joni Mitchell in honor of her 71st birthday! Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Her family moved to Saskatchewan and Mitchell was struck with polio. Beating the odds she recovered and began to sing and teach herself to play […]

Win Kate Nash Tickets!

Win Kate Nash Tickets!

88-9 WERS is proud to debut our new “Boston Sessions” series, this Friday afternoon featuring Kate Nash at the Red Room at Club 939 (located at 939 Boylston St., Boston) at 3:30 PM! “Boston Sessions” is a new interview/ live performance radio and web broadcast show showcasing some of the best talent and most interesting […]

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

Despite releasing an album this year (the falsetto filled, 80s-inspired Comedown Machine), it has been a relatively quiet year for The Strokes. There was no tour behind the album and almost zero press as well. In fact, the most we heard out of any of The Strokes was via Har Mar Superstar’s podcast in which […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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