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“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

“Meanwhile In Afghanistan” by David Rovics

A long time political activist and as self-proclaimed “professional flat-picking rabble-rouser,” David Rovics is a musician on a mission. In Meanwhile in Afghanistan, a musical WikiLeaks, Rovics seeks to expose governmental corruption with colorful social commentary through song. The opening track, “Breivik,” is named after Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the deaths of 77 […]

Grammy Awards Urban Recap

Grammy Awards Urban Recap

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place last Sunday, February 10th, and – to put it lightly – there was a lot going on in the industry. If you didn’t tune into music’s biggest night, however, there’s no need to worry; we have got you covered with a chronological summary of what you missed in […]

KRS-One: “Self Destruction”

KRS-One: “Self Destruction”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

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. PISSED JEANS, HONEYS The Pennsylvania-based noise-rock band, Pissed Jeans, have released their fourth full-length album, Honeys. The record was produced by the British […]

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

On the Verge: Daredevil Christopher Wright

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 from the Eau Clair, Wisconsin based trio The Daredevil Christopher Wright. Jason Sunde, Jon Sunde and Jesse Edgington comprise the band that describes their music as Indie […]

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Passion Pit Live at Agganis Arena

Nor’easter Nemo took Boston will full force this weekend, shutting down all public transportation and leaving Bostonians with cabin fever. Despite the 22 inches of snow that fell upon the Bean, local indie electronic band Passion Pit wouldn’t let their fans down. Luckily their tour schedule allowed for the Boston show to be pushed back […]

Feed Me Live at Royale

Feed Me Live at Royale

Recently, we have seen some amazing artists come to Boston and kick the 2013 year off strong. They have been traveling all over and taking with them some pretty intense stage setup that would make anyone say “Ooh Ahh!!” Not to mention, we’ve been getting treated with plenty of new music releases, albums and EPs […]

Dennis Brown: “Here I Come”

Dennis Brown: “Here I Come”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

“Anything in Return” by Toro Y Moi

Anything in Return, the third album by Toro Y Moi, is a collection of electropop songs built from an amalgam of diverse elements; house, R&B, and even funk come to mind when listening. The record seems clearly to be striving for an air of nostalgic sensuality, which it successfully borrows from the 80s. Its most […]

Alumna Ann Leary Releases New Novel “The Good House”

Alumna Ann Leary Releases New Novel “The Good House”

Ann Leary, Emerson class of ’85, was featured this week in the New York Times promoting her latest novel, The Good House. The book has received excellent reviews and recently made the New York Times best-seller list. In the article, Leary explains how she drew upon some of her own struggles as inspiration for her […]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit […]

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