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Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

Remembering Joni Mitchell at Newport Folk Festival

That’s right, the folk innovator was herself once a newcomer to the burgeoning scene, and of all venues, at the legendary Newport Folk Festival – the same one we’re bringing news from this weekend. Forty-five years ago this month, she walked on to a less than welcoming audience there, only to leave them mesmerized by […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday and TGIF! And an interesting one for music history per usual, of course. On July 27, 1979 in Scottsdale, Arizona, an Indian art store owned by shock rocker Alice Cooper was firebombed, resulting in $200,000 worth of destruction to the shop. Cooper, unsurprisingly, had been making some negative remarks regarding disco music (who could blame […]

Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Newport Folk Festival Coverage

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Throwback Thursday: Queen

Throwback Thursday: Queen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Roger Taylor’s birthday with a set of Queen songs. In early 1970, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of the band Smile were encouraged by a 24 year old Farrokh Bulsara to change their name to “Queen” following the departure of their bassist, Tim Staffell.  Bulsara […]

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

The Velvet Underground and Nico Deluxe Reissue in October

It’s one of the most popular album covers from the ’60s and is reprinted and reposted nearly everywhere imaginable nowadays. It’s time The Velvet Underground and Nico’s popular self-titled debut from 1967 will be treated to a deluxe reissue to celebrate the record’s 45 anniversary. On October 1st, the album will come out on Universal […]

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch: July 27-29, 2012

Concert Watch! This weekend: July 27th-July 29th, 2012. Friday, July 27th SUZANNE VEGA—COPLEY SQUARE PARK On Friday, July 27th, folk singer Suzanne Vega will be performing in the great outdoors at Copley Square Park in Copley Square. Expect to hear some new tracks off of her forthcoming album, Close-up Vol. 4, Songs of Family. Saturday, July 28th FRANK […]

Liars at the Paradise Rock Club

Liars at the Paradise Rock Club

Art-rock fans were not to be disappointed at the Paradise last night as the stacked bill of Los Angeles based Liars and openers Unknown Mortal Orchestra put on a solid show and rocked the house. Kicking the evening off was the Portland, Oregon via New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, which features former members of The […]

The Head and the Heart Live In Studio

The Head and the Heart Live In Studio

The Head and The Heart stopped in the studio to sweep us with their beautiful acoustic set. The band seemed as giddy as everyone at the station for the upcoming Newport Folk Festival weekend, pushing through their songs with a high summer energy. Having some vigorous touring schedules and working on some new songs, the […]

On the Verge: The Barr Brothers

On the Verge: The Barr Brothers

I wasn’t really sure what to make of The Barr Brothers (Brad and Andrew Barr, Sarah Page, and Anders Vial) as they entered the WERS studio on a Tuesday afternoon. Even though the band is a modest number of four members, they continued dragging more and more instruments into the studio until there were enough […]

King Khan & the Shrines at Brighton

King Khan & the Shrines at Brighton

Having expectations when going to a King Khan show is downright unreasonable. They’ll exceed, confuse, and scream away what you were thinking about when you came in. All you need to know is when you get a trumpet, a baritone sax, bongos, a drumkit, two guitars, a keyboard, a bass, and a King onstage, you’re […]

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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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