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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 […]

Scott Walker Announces New Album

Scott Walker Announces New Album

Legendary singer Scott Walker has recently announced his latest album. Titled Bish Bosch, it’s his newest release since 2006’s dark and eerie The Drift. Scheduled to be released on December 4th, Bish Bosch looks to continue his legendary and curiously underrated discography with yet another fantastic album. Stated to be an influence on many modern […]

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

To celebrate it’s tenth anniversary, BBC 6 is releasing a compilation CD of “live recordings from the station’s first decade” (Pitchfork.com) The CD, titled This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live, will be a double album coming out September 24th. It will feature Thom Yorke, Beck, Arcade Fire, The Vaccines, Fleet Foxes, the Shins, MGMT, […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

The day is young and the fall is fresh so what better time for your weekly music history update! On this particular day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his spiced-up version of the Bob Dylan track “All Along the Watchtower”. Dylan reportedly liked the revamp of his acoustic track. But who wouldn’t, c’mon, it’s Hendrix. This fall Dylan […]

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Leonard Cohen to celebrate his 78th birthday, which is this Friday. Lou Reed, when inducting Leonard Cohen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, described him as part of the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”  It would be hard to argue with […]

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

Concert Watch: September 20th-23rd

The sun never goes down on the Boston music scene even when it’s pouring, so be sure to catch these great Boston area shows this weekend! Thursday,  September 20th BOSTON BEYOND BORDERS (featuring Paula Cole, Bob Bradshaw, Susan Cattaneo, Melissa Ferrick) at Red Star Union – Hosted by John Laurenti, this musical showcase spotlights the musical […]

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. Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky - New England natives, Dinosaur Jr. are back with their tenth studio album, I Bet On Sky. The […]

Discover: “Tempest”

Discover: “Tempest”

September’s Album of the Month is Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Revo Radar: Above & Beyond

Revo Radar: Above & Beyond

It’s a crazy world out there and sometimes all we need is a little bit of group therapy to keep us all together. When I hear the words “group therapy”, my mind immediately links to the English trance group, Above & Beyond. For over a decade, Johno Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamaki have worked […]

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