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WERS at SXSW 2013

WERS at SXSW 2013

Stay tuned this week for live updates from this year’s South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas! Including updates from exclusive industry panels; talks by Depeche Mode and Jared Leto; and performances by… Dawes, Iron & Wine, The Flaming Lips, Butch Walker, Air Traffic Controller, Alt-J, Delta Rae, Surfer Blood, Guards, He’s My Brother She’s […]

Husky Live In Studio

Husky Live In Studio

Husky, led by singer/guitarist Husky Gawenda came to the WERS studio all the way from Melbourne, Australia to play songs from their debut album, Forever So. The four-piece band consisted of an acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. Their sound seemed to suspiciously manifest itself through the facial hair of Gawenda; thick and woodsy, yet […]

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. DAVID BOWIE, THE NEXT DAY David Bowie’s first release in ten years, The Next Day, has finally dropped. Bowie was in the studio […]

Taylor Swift Is Taking Over

Taylor Swift Is Taking Over

Taylor Swift has swept America off their feet with her spunky lyrics, age-appropriate style, and seemingly good humor. Like all profitable pop stars, this twenty-three year old young woman has four albums to her name, a perfume, seven Grammy Awards, and the notorious track record of boyfriends. If you type in Google, “Taylor Swift and…” there will […]

“Let The Blunt Go” by Chris Brown

“Let The Blunt Go” by Chris Brown

New song from Chris Brown, “Let The Blunt Go” rose to number one on hotnewhiphop.com reaching 76,180 Views on the website the first week. It is totally different from his style when he first debuted as a young 16-year-old boy hitting the music industry hard. Brown was the first male artist to climb to the top of the […]

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

Jesse Dee is undoubtedly one of Boston’s masters of the throwback sound. What might come as a surprise, however, is that this master musician did not pick up his first guitar until he was eighteen. Earlier this week, Dee released his sophomore album On My Mind/In My Heart, an effort that he co-produced just outside […]

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

Artist of the Week: Air Traffic Controller

This week WERS is featuring one of our favorite Boston bands, Air Traffic Controller, as our Artist of the Week! There is perhaps no more aptly-titled band than Air Traffic Controller – lead vocalist and guitar player Dave Munro was himself an air traffic controller in the US Navy.  During his deployment Munro recorded some […]

Phoenix New Music Video

Phoenix New Music Video

A couple of weeks ago Phoenix released a song titled “Entertainment” which is the first single off of their upcoming album Bankrupt! A few days ago Phoenix released a music video for this newly released song. The video was directed by Patrick Daughters who most notably did “1234” by Feist and has also worked with […]

Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise

Reykjavik Calling at the Paradise

Reykjavik Calling’s second year was a rousing success, bringing together some of Boston’s finest and pairing them with two of Iceland’s rising stars. The Paradise was packed with a loud and lively crowd who were eagerly anticipating a concert filled with unforgettable performances, collaborations, and camaraderie between Iceland and Boston. Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley Stefánsdóttir kicked […]

Steve Reich Premier

Steve Reich Premier

Its very inspiring to see two musicians, who exist in two different realms of music, come together and inspire each other. Steve Reich, the minimalist composer of Music for 18 Musicians (along many other fabulous compositions), announced early last year that he was going to premiere a piece of music titled “Radio Rewrite”. According to […]

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