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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy Friday! The final TGIF for August of 2012. For some people Friday is payday and this Friday specifically back in 1969 was payday for a certain man named Bob Dylan. On Friday August 31, 1969 Bob Dylan made his first paid appearance since his near fatal motorcycle accident near his home […]

Throwback Thursday: “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

Throwback Thursday:  “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we will be playing a few tracks off of the forthcoming Nick Lowe tribute album Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe. Throughout Nick Lowe’s nearly half-century long career he’s pulled on many influences.  Part of what makes his music so special and versatile is the fact that it can’t really […]

New Ben Gibbard, Cat Power, & Lykke Li Songs

New Ben Gibbard, Cat Power, & Lykke Li Songs

It seems the end of summer has a lot of artists eager to share new music they have been working on. From indie staples Death Cab for Cutie to soulful singer Cat Power and the eclectic singer Lykke Li, there are a number of new songs that are waiting for you to hit play! First […]

Concert Watch: August 31-September 2nd

Concert Watch: August 31-September 2nd

Concert Watch! This weekend: August 31-September 2nd Friday, August 31st PLANETOID—CHURCH On Friday, August 31st, rock band Planetoid will take the stage at Church. The trio describes themselves as having travelled back in time from the year 3032, and go by the names Locrius, Ovatus and Admiral Time. Their debut record Shadow Of The Planetoid was recently […]

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. Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits – Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner are a supergroup made in indie heaven. […]

Discover: “Slipstream”

Discover: “Slipstream”

August’s Album of the Month is Bonnie Raitt’s Slipstream

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

Artist Of The Week: Bonnie Raitt

The WERS Artist Of The Week is singer-songwriter and guitar player, Bonnie Raitt! Earlier this year Raitt released her sixteenth studio album (and first in nearly 7 years), Slipstream. WERS loves Slipstream so much that we have picked it as our Album Of The Month for August! Raitt grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York and […]

Revolutions: Call to Local DJs!

Revolutions: Call to Local DJs!

Hey, Revolutions listeners! For years, listeners have turned to Revo and WERS for the latest and greatest from the electronic music scene, and we’re excited to announce a new local initiative for the fall. If you or someone you know is a DJ from Boston and beyond, we want to hear from you! Beginning in […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Cheers, happy Friday, and TGIF! As I’m just getting back from Florida, at least I know it will be for me. But for those of you who worked all week and stuck it out through the waning days of summer, I salute you. And here’s your weekly fix of music history to show my appreciation […]

Throwback Thursday: “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

Throwback Thursday:  “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ll be playing a few tracks from the recently released Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Produced by the same team as last year’s excellent Rave On Buddy Holly, this new tribute album is just as inspired.  It features some truly beautiful moments, such as […]

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