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Ryan Montbleau made a bold decision while creating his newest album, For Higher — he decided to record the entire thing without his band. He wanted something different, and different is definitely what he got. With the help of George Porter, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, and Simon Lott, Montbleau was able to compose an album [...]
As they say, “home is where the heart is” and with the release of her seventh studio album, Bring It On Home, Joan Osborne certainly gets in touch with her roots. Her blues roots that is. Bring It On Home pays homage to some of Osborne’s favorites and inspirations with covers from the greats of [...]
WERS is The Improper Bostonian’s 2012 Boston’s Best Radio Station!
At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On The Verge is Portland based indie folk band Horse Feathers whose fourth full-length album, Cynic’s New Year, is out now. Folk band Horse Feathers stopped by WERS to perform a [...]
Fans of Fiona Apple were in for a treat at last night’s show at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center. Apple was in top form and gave the crowd roughly an hour and a half of breathtaking and powerful music. She’s touring in support of her fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver [...]
What do you get when you combine the 90s, feminism and riot grrls? BIKINI KILL, OF COURSE. This week’s blast from the past is all about girl power. A few months back I went to see a documentary called From The Back of The Room, which focuses on female, fronted punk and hardcore bands and [...]
Born in NYC and raised in Harlem, rapper/singer Azealia Banks has been building up the hype. With her hit single “212″ still making the rounds, Ms. Banks is best known for her dirty, quick-witted rhymes – too dirty to be put onto the radio. But when look you behind her rapid-fire wordplay and sexual disses, [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 29th Rockers is highlighting Sugar Minott.
For a musician who has been on the folk, punk, and leftist scene intermittently throughout the past thirty-five years, Billy Bragg’s message remains remarkably consistent. At the Somerville Theatre this past Thursday evening, new and old fans alike rallied around the force of his personality and the still-strong and completely current political messages that come [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 28th 889@Night is highlighting Big K.R.I.T.