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Death Cab For Cutie Working on Eighth Album

Death Cab For Cutie Working on Eighth Album

According to a group of pictures posted on Instagram on Thursday, Death Cab for Cutie is officially working on their eighth album. The photos featured a line of guitars and basses, shots of amps, and an over-the-shoulder shot of Death Cab’s lead singer, Ben Gibbard. Having recently closed the curtains on The Postal Service reunion […]

Imagine Dragons Plan for 2014

Imagine Dragons Plan for 2014

Alternative rock band Imagine Dragons has a busy 2014 ahead of it–one that includes a nation-wide arena tour as well as the making of a new album. The Into the Night tour will start February 8, 2014 in Boise and finish up on March 15 in Denver. The tour includes stops at the Mohegan Sun […]

Lorde Most Streamed Spotify Debut

Lorde Most Streamed Spotify Debut

It’s almost impossible to walk into any public restaurant or retail store and not hear Lorde’s “Royals” blasting on the playlist at some point. It’s almost as impossible as getting the “gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom…” melody out of your head after hearing the song. For such a young artist, she really […]

Paul McCartney Debuts New Songs at Queens High School

Paul McCartney Debuts New Songs at Queens High School

Yesterday, Sir McCartney graced the stage in front of 400 students at Frank Sinatra School for the Arts (a performing arts high school in Astoria, Queens) for a surprise performance. The former Beatles/Wings/solo mastermind said in his lovably endearing voice, “This beats going to class.” McCartney and his phenomenal band played 13 songs (setlist below) […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small […]

Broken Bells Working on Second Album

Broken Bells Working on Second Album

What do you get when you take The Shins’ lead singer, James Mercer, and pair it with mastermind Brian Burton, more commonly known as Danger Mouse? Broken Bells! This Grammy-nominated alternative duo is finally coming out with their second full length album this January. Titled After the Disco, Broken Bells has only released one full […]

Jesus and Mary Chain Releasing Box Set

Jesus and Mary Chain Releasing Box Set

When the Jesus and Mary Chain first started up back in the 80s, to say they were an unpredictable band was an understatement. Their music, loud and noisy, threw together sludgy, Stooges-esque guitar playing with the sweet melodies of 60s girl groups in a way that was unheard of. Their shows, that would sometimes barely […]

Pixies Announce 2014 Tour

Pixies Announce 2014 Tour

Pixies has been revived. The alternative-rock legends are set to embark on a 33-city tour from mid-January to March with support from Best Coast, Cults, and Fidlar. The previously announced 2013-14 world tour (which launch last weekend) takes them across Europe through November. The band released a four-track called EP-1 on September 3rd, following bassist […]

Neutral Milk Hotel Extends Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel Extends Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel’s highly anticipated reunion tour continues to grow. The band announced Friday that they’ve made a few changes to the Australian leg as well as a few new shows to the North American route of the tour. The band announced their initial tour dates back in April, fifteen years after the band had […]

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This Week in Music History: Oct. 3 – 5

This week in music history features some of your favorite musicians’ births, and sadly a death. Either way, these important individuals kept rock and roll alive in their time, and continue to influence it today. Born on October 5th, 1943 was American rock n’ roller Steve Miller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The guitarist and singer scored […]

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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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