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Jimmy Cliff: “Vietnam”

Jimmy Cliff: “Vietnam”

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. […]

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Concert Watch: February 9th-10th

Let me guess—you’re currently planning your life around Johnny Marr’s announced concert date in Boston this May. So what’s your game plan in the meantime? Okay, okay, we’ve got you covered—here’s what’s great in Boston this week to tide you over. Saturday, Feb. 9th– Agganis Arena—Passion Pit: Passion Pit began in WERS’s backyard in Emerson College’s Little […]

On the Verge: Sonny Smith

On the Verge: Sonny Smith

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 San San Francisco native singer-songwriter and playwright, Sonny Smith. He has traveled the across the Rocky Mountains as well as Central America—voyages that have highly influenced the folk-style […]

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, […]

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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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