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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy November! And Happy Anniversary to radio! Today commemorates the first radio broadcast from KDKA Pittsburgh in 1920. Thus, making all of my early Friday mornings possible. The station is currently owned by CBS Radio and broadcasts a talk radio format, branded as “The Voice of Pittsburgh”. Also on this day in 1963, The Beach […]

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson Live In Studio

Eric Hutchinson’s demeanor in person seems to directly mirror the style of his music, casual and full of the sharp wit reflected in his lyrics, the Emerson College notable alum and singer-songwriter, dropped by the WERS studio this afternoon to play an acoustic set for us back at his old stomping ground. Since his graduation, […]

Fun. Release New Music Video for “Carry On”

Last week New York-based indie-pop group Fun. released a new music video for their latest inspirational power ballad “Carry On,” which tries to portray a realistic image of what life is like for the band on tour. The new video, directed by Anthony Mandler who also directed Fun.’s previous music video, opens with backstage footage […]

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

Throwback Thursday: RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Anthony Kiedis’ 50th birthday with a set of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. A brief survey of any number of my high school friends would quickly make it apparent that, at a time, my favorite band was far and away Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Though that may no […]

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Concert Watch: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

The fall concert season is beginning to wind down already, music-lovers, but don’t miss the final strains of music before the Christmas music season is upon us! We can complain about the silver bells later, let’s stick to the music.  Donavan Frankenreiter, October 31st (Paradise Rock Club) Ring your Halloween in with surfer dude Donavon Frankenreiter, […]

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day Cancels Shows, Moves Album Up

Green Day were in full throttle up until Billie Joe Armstrong’s freak out on stage at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this September. Their first album in an installment of three, ¡Uno!, was released at number two on the Billboard charts, and they had performances lined up into 2013. A couple days after […]

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. NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE, PSYCHEDELIC PILL Neil Young’s thirty-fifth studio album, and second release with the band Crazy Horse dropped today. Young streamed […]

Henry Rollins Live In Studio

Henry Rollins Live In Studio

We get a lot of special artists in our studio here at WERS, but it’s always humbling to be treated to a truly renowned guest. This Tuesday afternoon, Henry Rollins stopped through to do an exclusive interview about his new “Capitalism” tour for his spoken word. The KCRW host, spoken word artist, actor, and former Black Flag frontman […]

Exclusive: Check Out the All A Cappella On Air Booth!

Live Music Week happens bi-annually at WERS to raise money to keep our station running. We ask if you can pledge your support in order to keep us live on air, bringing you live performances from your favorite musicians. Pledges can be made here.  The DJs at WERS are responsible not only for managing the music […]

Artist Of The Week: The Rolling Stones

Artist Of The Week: The Rolling Stones

For this week’s Artist Of The Week we have picked a group whose name is synonymous with Rock ‘n Roll…. The Rolling Stones! The legendary group has just released a new single called “Doom And Gloom”. Can you believe that 2012 marks 50 years of The Rolling Stones? It’s true, the band has been bringing us classic […]

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