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On the Verge: River City Extension

On the Verge: River City Extension

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 the Indie Rock band from Tom’s River, New Jersey, River City Extension. The eight member band is fronted by Joe Michelini, a successful New Jersey solo act in his own right. He formed the band […]

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returns

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returns

When I think of Wilco, I don’t necessarily think of a large festival band. I think of the critically acclaimed indie group’s iconic albums like the iconic controversial Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, the Grammy winning A Ghost is Born, or their latest release The Whole Love. But two years ago Wilco became a big festival name […]

New Album From Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

New Album From Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recently announced a new album entitled Push The Sky Away, their first album since 2008’s critically acclaimed Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!. Scheduled for release on February 19th, the band released a “trailer” for said album featuring some videos of Nick Cave and fellow band member Warren Ellis recording in the […]

Dinosaur Jr. at the Paradise

Dinosaur Jr. at the Paradise

Fans at last night’s sold out Dinosaur Jr. show at The Paradise Rock Club were in for a treat as the legendary alternative-rock band delivered a delightful set full of classic hits as well as new material. Setting the mood for the evening was opening band Hush Arbors. The Charlottesville, Virgina based band’s blend of […]

Charlie Mars on Coffeehouse

Charlie Mars on Coffeehouse

“I only went to the party cause I heard you might be there.” This is the lyric that pops up on the screen then fades away if you visit Charlie Mars’ website, and just that one line conveys a lot of what makes Mars important as an artist. Sure it’s simple, but it carries a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy last day of November! The lights on the Boston Common are lit, the tree is up and the holidays are officially upon us in full swing. Here’s the last of your music history fix for November. In 1999, Elton John really ruffled feathers when he appeared on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall performing […]

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Matthew Dear Plays at the Paradise Rock Club

Upon my arrival to the Paradise Rock Club here in Boston, Matthew Dear was just taking the stage. My attention was immediately drawn to their live set up which was covered in various flower bouquets and was set up for four members, Matthew Dear with all sorts of gadgets, instruments and synths at his disposal, […]

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

Adele’s “21″ Sells 10 Million

This week, U.S. sales for Adele’s sophomore album 21 pushed beyond the 10 million mark, making it the first album to sell that many copies in less than two years since ‘N Sync’s No Strings Attached. Only seven other albums have accomplished such a feat within the same time span. It also makes 21 the […]

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from George Harrison as today marks 11 years since his death. If you’re a WERS fan, chances are you’re already pretty well aware of George Harrison.  Lead guitarist for The Beatles and an iconic solo artist in his own right, there’s a special corner of the […]

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

Concert Watch: November 28th-November 29th

This week, warm up your music senses with a crazy variety! Tonight, November 28 – Delta Spirit @ The House of Blues Delta Spirit’s signature San Diego sound has been a staple on WERS for years, and their new self-titled album is guaranteed to bring down the House of Blues tonight. They’re in their eighth […]

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