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New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

New Releases Tuesday: Jim James, Eels, and more

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. FRIGHTENED RABBIT: PEDESTRIAN VERSE Scott Hutchison and the guys in Frightened Rabbit have released their fourth full-length album, Pedestrian Verse. The record is […]

The Lumineers at House of Blues

The Lumineers at House of Blues

It had only been about six months since the Denver-based folk-rock band, The Lumineers had played the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. But there was a big difference between the two shows and it wasn’t the drop in temperature. They were headlining. Their self-titled debut record was released in April of this last year […]

Murvin’s “Police and Thieves”

Murvin’s “Police and Thieves”

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 motivate a nation. […]

Artist Spotlight: Nneka

Artist Spotlight: Nneka

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 […]

Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

Grandmaster Flash: “The Message”

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 […]

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

Artist of the Week: Depeche Mode

This week WERS is featuring the legendary Depeche Mode as our Artist of the Week.  The English band, now primarily a trio, formed in 1980.  Since then, they’ve experienced what is likely the most successful career ever for an electronic band.  With nearly 50 songs to chart in the U.K., 12 albums to hit the top […]

The Irish Perform Live In Studio

The Irish Perform Live In Studio

The story of growing up as an Irish-American is one familiar to many Bostonians, and an experience that creates an immediate bond between anyone who has shared the culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt’s claim to fame is in his ability to articulate this experience in his work, which includes the classic Angela’s Ashes. However, […]

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

fun. Live at Orpheum Theater

When New York power pop rockers fun. arrived in Boston last night, over two thousand fans flocked to the Orpheum Theater nestled in downtown’s theater district. The crowd, that ranged from 20-somethings to parents accompanying their fun.-loving teens, piled into their seats at the sold out show. The house lights dimmed and the audience roared […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy frigid, February Friday! Month of unnecessary candy consumption, awkward conversation hearts and…uh, love. Right. That. Well, if there’s something I love, it’s music and to start off your February here is today’s weekly fix of music history. In 1964 the epitome of sanity, Indiana Governor Welsh, decided that The Kingsmen’s hit […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Beatles, one of the most (if not the most) beloved and influential bands of all time, to honor the anniversary of their famous final rooftop concert! Forty-four years ago, on January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave a surprise concert on the roof of their Apple Records […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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