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Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay recently announced that they will release a new live CD/DVD on November 20 simply titled Live 2012. Directed by Paul Dugdale, who also directed concert films for both Adele and the Prodigy, the concert film features footage from various stops on the group’s Mylo Xyloto world tour including a headlining performance at the Glastonbury […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Bryan Ferry’s 67th birthday with a set of Roxy Music songs. I didn’t really become familiar with any of Bryan Ferry’s work, whether with Roxy Music or solo until I began working at WERS.  Fortunately for me, we play a lot of it.  Soon enough, I had listened […]

Concert Watch: September 26-29

Concert Watch: September 26-29

Hello, concert-lovers! This week is a lovely mish-mosh of genres for concert-going all around Boston—the fall season of heavy hitters just keep on rolling through, so catch them before they retreat to the studio once more! Wednesday, September 26th Grimes at the Paradise Rock Club –  Lovers of the indie and the strange rejoice—Grimes is in town. […]

Inside Mumford & Sons: Babel to Air on WERS

Inside Mumford & Sons: Babel to Air on WERS

Have you heard the new Mumford and Sons record, Babel? It was just released yesterday through Glassnote Records and we can’t stop spinning it in our office! It’s been highly anticipated since their extremely successful Sigh No More and a string of sold-out tour dates. The band said the following about Babel: “We are more than excited […]

On the Verge: Bahamas

On the Verge: Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas came inready to exude some breezy summer in the studio even though fall has just begun. One might question his ability to bring justice to a name like Bahamas as a Canadian, but he does seem to master the easy tempered tone of an island mentality within his music. Although Jurvanen’s […]

Maryanne O’Hara Publishes Debut Novel

Maryanne O’Hara Publishes Debut Novel

Maryanne O’Hara, Emerson class of ’95, has recently published her debut novel, Cascade.  She has received attention from the Boston Globe as well as The Library Journal, who named Cascade a “best bet” among upcoming first novels, and Publishers Weekly, who highlighted the novel in its Gallery Talk section.  They praised it as “tightly woven” […]

How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

Trent Reznor just announced big news about his latest musical project, How to Destroy Angels, in a Facebook message to his fans. The band features Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Mandig and Academy Award winning collaborator Atticus Ross. This all-star ensemble just signed to Columbia with plans on releasing a new EP this November titled An Omen […]

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. GREEN DAY, !UNO!: Punk rockers, Green Day are back with their ninth studio album, !Uno! which drops today, September 25th. It is the first in […]

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris, revered folk singer-songwriter, and Mumford & Sons are teaming up this week for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The CMT show is famous for pairing various folk and country artists together for one superstar evening. Marcus Mumford has openly referred to Harris as a huge inspiration for their folk rock sound, and says, […]

Artist Of The Week: Bell X1

Artist Of The Week: Bell X1

The WERS Artist Of The Week is Irish indie-rock band, Bell X1! Earlier this year the band released Field Recordings, a 2 disc collection of live and acoustic tracks from their 2010 world tour. Bell X1 formed from the ashes of the Irish band, Juniper, which featured Bell X1 members Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips along with singer […]

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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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