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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 […]

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Arctic Monkeys Announce US Tour

Earlier today, Arctic Monkeys released the dates and locations of their new and upcoming 2014 US tour. As we speak, the band is in the midst of their European tour and will wrap up the year with a sweep of the west coast. Their 2014 tour visits the east and makes a very special headlining […]

Polica Live at Paradise Rock Club

Polica Live at Paradise Rock Club

Life as a buzz band must be both thrilling and exhausting. Quickly thrust into the spotlight, a band must learn how to swim or be ravenously eaten up by critics and disappointed fans alike. Crazy how much excitement one or two songs that can create, ramping up expectations for bands who shouldn’t have to worry […]

New Release Tuesday : November 5th

New Release Tuesday : November 5th

In a week of reissues and extended editions, some cream rose to the top in this week’s new releases as the dust from Reflektor settles, topping the sales charts last week according to Soundscan. Let’s let it rip! M.I.A., Matangi Along with fellow rapper Eminem, eternal provocateur M.I.A. released her fourth album Matangi this past week to rave reviews […]

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

Artist of the Week: CHRVCHES

WERS is proud to announce Scottish indie-synth rockers CHVRCHES as our Artist of the Week! Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry always had music in the back of her mind, playing drums and piano since she was a teenager and played in local bands throughout her college career, but first opted for a four-year law degree and a […]

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Were YouTube Music Awards Successful?

Spontaneity, confusion, and innovation appeared to be the theme of Sunday night’s first Youtube Music Awards. The show, directed by Spike Jonze and hosted by Jason Schwartzmann and Reggie Watts, was completely unscripted and unpredictable in nature. The term “live” was taken quite literally; music videos were actually created on the spot, with fan participation […]

Phish Debut New Material

Phish Debut New Material

Phish decided to release new music from their unrecorded new album Wingsuit during their Halloween show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The news came after the doors to the venue opened and fans were handed the traditional “Phishbill.” After examining the set list, speculation among fans ended, as they were now able to […]

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Velvet Underground in memory of Lou Reed. Lewis “Lou” Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and grew up on Long Island. Reed learned how to play guitar and gained an early interest in rock and roll music. Reed attended Syracuse University in […]

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Concert Watch: November 1-2

Hello music lovers! Live Music Week may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of great live acts playing in Boston this week: Friday, November 1 – Neko Case @ The Orpheum Theatre The woman or “Man” behind October’s WERS Album of the Month, The Worse Things Get…, wraps up her North American […]

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