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Bon Iver at the Pavilion

Bon Iver at the Pavilion

  Fans keep 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago so dear to heart. When Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon wrote “Skinny Love”, he was crafting together the commentary to dwindling love stories across the country. With the 2011 self-titled release, people thought nothing less of the delicate confessions that were offered. These songs of solitude and searching are […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

What’s interesting about a Friday morning in early September? Your weekly fix of music history, that’s what. Twenty-eight years ago in 1984, MTV introduced their now annual award show, the MTV Video Music Awards. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd, one of the original cast members of SNL, co-hosted the show. This original broadcast of the […]

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and […]

Why? at The Middle East

Why? at The Middle East

  It’s been just under a year since indie hip-hop band Why? came to Boston. The last time the group was here, fans were treated to an intimate show with an “unplugged” vibe – a special treat, for sure. Their stop at The Middle East last night, however, gave fans a chance to throw their […]

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch: September 14th-September 16th

Concert Watch! This weekend: September 14th-September 16th, 2012 Friday, September 14th BLOC PARTY, CEREMONY—HOUSE OF BLUES Bloc Party, the British Indie-Rock band take the stage at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street on Friday, September 14th. They are currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Four, which dropped on August 20th. Ceremony will be performing […]

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

On the Verge: Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka was all smiles as he set up in the WERS studio in a varsity sweater and a thick, shaggy beard. Kiwanuka, of the United Kingdom, has had a crazy and exciting year, one that any emerging artist would be jealous of. After playing in bands for a while before signing to Communion Records, […]

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. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers’ last record, I And Love And You, was their well-deserved breakout moment, bringing their joyous […]

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Artist Of The Week: Van Morrison

Every week, WERS picks one artist to highlight as our Artist of The Week, and this week we have chosen the Belfast, Northern Ireland-born singer-songwriter, Van Morrison. Morrison will be releasing his 34th studio record, Born To Sing: No Plan B, on October 2nd. Morrison got his musical start when he joined the band Them. Them had several […]

Watch New David Byrne & St. Vincent Video

Nothing beats collaborations. When you combine the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and WERS favorite St. Vincent, you get an album that’s hard to explain (other than that there are plenty of horns in the songs). The two just released the video for their single “Who” off of their record Love This Giant.  Explaining the meaning […]

Antje Duvekot Live In Studio

Antje Duvekot Live In Studio

Antje Duvekot stopped by WERS this afternoon to provide a break from the more upbeat summer songs we have been playing like “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon and “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove. Duvekot, who hails from Sommerville, MA, spent her warm up time gazing out the window as she softly sang to herself. Her […]

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