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Boston Calling To Return in September

Boston Calling To Return in September

Nearly 20,000 music fans flocked to downtown Boston this weekend, crowding City Hall Plaza for the city’s first (mini) music festival: Boston Calling. The Saturday/Sunday festival featured fun. and The National as the headliners, but the line-up also included Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, and more, with the sets [...]

Passion Pit “Carried Away” Music Video

Passion Pit “Carried Away” Music Video

Passion Pit released the fourth single “Carried Away” off of their most recent album Gossamer in early January, but earlier this month the band released a music video for the upbeat electronic love song. The music video for “Carried Away” came out on Valentine’s Day this year and was uploaded to the passionpitVEVO channel on [...]

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Nor’easter Nemo took Boston will full force this weekend, shutting down all public transportation and leaving Bostonians with cabin fever. Despite the 22 inches of snow that fell upon the Bean, local indie electronic band Passion Pit wouldn’t let their fans down. Luckily their tour schedule allowed for the Boston show to be pushed back [...]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little [...]

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Concert Watch: January 30th-February 9th

Tonight, Club Passim – January 30–  Ryan Montbleau A Peabody native and WERS favorite, Ryan Montbleau is the perfect blend of folk and edge who never forgets his roots. Between his solo work and with the Ryan Montbleau band, he’s racked up eight albums since 2002, and is currently touring in support of 2012’s For Higher in the [...]

Passion Pit to Tour

Passion Pit to Tour

While once walking the halls of Emerson College, I’m sure Michael Angelakos, now lead vocalist of the group Passion Pit, would not have predicted the success he and fellow members of Passion Pit are experiencing today. Locals of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the group originated back in the year 2007 and since then has embarked on an [...]

Big Names on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Soundtrack

Big Names on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Soundtrack

Twilight is a very divisive franchise. Many hate it and many love it. Some people appreciate the books and can’t stand the movies. And there are those who swoon for Robert Pattinson and those who call for Kristen Stewart’s blood… okay, maybe those sentiments come from the same crowd. But regardless of how you feel [...]

Osheaga Music Festival

Osheaga Music Festival

A lot of us have songs that we consider “ours.” They’re songs we listen to over and over again, through our headphones on the bus or turned up loud in our room. Songs carry very specific emotional attachments. Sometimes it’s like we convince ourselves that we’re the only person in the entire world who could [...]

Passion Pit Cancel More Shows

Passion Pit Cancel More Shows

About two weeks ago, Passion Pit announced that they would be canceling the shows leading up to their performance at Lollapalooza. On the band’s website, frontman Michael Angelakos posted this: On behalf of the band and myself, I would like to greatly apologize for the show cancelations. In order for me to ensure that there [...]

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. Passion Pit, Gossamer – Passion Pit’s sophomore album doesn’t disappoint. While some songs are as evocative and airy as the album’s name, others are [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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